Born and based in Los Angeles, Diana Wyenn is a director, writer, and choreographer of contemporary and original works for theater, opera, film, digital, and site-specific performance. Her practice includes advocacy in the realms of environmental and disability justice.
Most recently, and in response to the pandemic, Wyenn adapted her award-winning autobiographical stage production, Blood/Sugar, into a multi-camera, multimedia-enhanced film/theater hybrid set in her own home. The work, which illuminates, embodies, and challenges the global diabetes crisis, has been presented live by Boston Court Pasadena and CaltechLive! and is currently available on-demand.
Wyenn is the co-deviser and director of Kristina Wong for Public Office, a raucous performance-art-campaign-rally that takes on I.C.E. and promotes sustained civic engagement. After its premiere at the Skirball Cultural Center in February 2020, Wyenn transformed the stage production into a critically-acclaimed interactive and site-specific national zoom tour and film for Center Theatre Group’s Digital Stage.
She has worked with the LA Phil, Center Theatre Group, Lincoln Center, The Walt Disney Company, Barbican, REDCAT, SummerStage, Grand Performances, Chalk Repertory Theatre, Moving Arts, and more. She is also the co-founder of Plain Wood Productions with her partner, and serves as Artistic Director of TIOH Arts & Culture, where she curates contemporary performance.
Her work has been supported by the California Arts Council, National Arts and Disability Center, Center for Cultural Innovation, and featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, American Theatre Magazine, Daily Beast, Fast Company, and on NPR. Wyenn received her BFA in Drama from NYU and is a proud associate member of SDC.
Image description > Diana Wyenn, a fair-skinned woman with short brown hair, wearing a red button up shirt, looks into the camera. Photo by Stefanie Keenan.
Image description > Diana addresses a circle of student actors and technicians during a note session for Quiara Alegría Hudes' Water by the Spoonful at Pomona College. Photo by Mae Koo.