Hey! I’m Diane, and I am, for lack of better words, a storyteller.
I currently live in Washington, D.C. and I’ve been performing locally for almost five years. I’ve always been a writer (and a talker) but it wasn’t until I joined Story League that I realized you could combine both. I would describe what I do as somewhere between standup comedy and a monologue, but all the stories are true. Like most art forms, it’s harder than it looks! I told my first official story at the first-ever Story League show in March of 2011, and I’ve been going non-stop ever since.
My senior year of college, I sent my 7th grade diary to the Chicago chapter of Mortified on a whim. A few months later, I was performing in their January 2009 show. I read a piece about my obsession with Gone With the Wind, including a made-up interview between myself (a 13-year-old who’d written the next Great American Novel) and Barbara Walters. I had so much fun performing that night! I knew in that moment I wanted to do this every day, for the rest of my life.I wasn’t always a performer. Beyond a brief acting phase in elementary school, I always figured I was more of a “behind the scenes” kind of person. I wrote non-stop from the time I could hold a pencil, amassing a ton of angsty journals, incomplete science fiction epics, and a collection of
vaguely-disguised “The Mummy” fanfiction short stories.
After college, I moved to Washington, D.C. When I heard the D.C. chapter of Mortified had an upcoming show, I sent in my materials. During the show, I met S.m. Shrake, future Story League leader extraordinaire. A few months later, I answered the casting call for Story League’s first show. Several revisions and a dozen rehearsals later, I performed the Barbie Sex story live on stage.
Since my first show, I’ve had the privilege to perform with many talented producers, performers and organizations. To learn more about who I’ve worked with, click here.
When I’m not on stage, I enjoy reading romance novels, watching brilliant-but-canceled television, and thrift shopping for vintage books and clothing. I’m pretty reachable by email, so don’t be afraid to ask questions or say hello.