Diana Wyenn is a Los Angeles-based director, choreographer, dramaturg, and curator of contemporary performance, who—whether working on large spectaculars or more intimate performances—consistently challenges and inspires audiences to see beyond the usual.
As a director and choreographer, Diana has collaborated on projects with The Walt Disney Company, Lincoln Center, the LA Philharmonic, Center Theater Group, REDCAT, SummerStage, Grand Performances, CAP UCLA, Ford Theatres, Chalk Repertory Theatre, and Ghost Road Ensemble, among others. Committed to fostering the development of new works for the American stage and her fellow directors and choreographers, she also serves on the producing steering committee for Directors Lab West, of which she is an alumna.
In addition to her freelance work, Diana is the co-founder of Plain Wood Productions with her husband LABAN, a former pro-skateboarder turned music video director. Together, they direct and produce music videos, short films, and live performances. She is also a member of Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps Climate Reality Leader, and serves as Artistic Director of TIOH Arts & Culture at Temple Israel of Hollywood, where she curates contemporary performance reflecting progressive Jewish values.
Recently, Diana jumped back on stage to create and perform Blood / Sugar, an autobiographical solo performance illuminating and embodying the global diabetes epidemic. Currently touring, the production has been presented by REDCAT, Highways Performance Space, and New York University, and won Outstanding Performance of a Solo Performance and Outstanding Playwright of a Solo Performance at the 2018 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, as well as The Planet Activist Award for its informative talkbacks with local diabetes educators after every performance.
She is a semi-finalist for Center Theatre Group’s 2020 Sherwood Award and her work has been supported by the California Arts Council, National Arts and Disability Center, LADAD Space, and the Woman's Building, as well as featured in American Theatre Magazine, Howlround, the Daily Beast, LA Times, Fast Company, and on NPR. Diana received her BFA in Drama from NYU and is a proud associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.