Assistant Professor of Playwriting
Diana Grisanti is a playwright and educator whose work has been produced across the country. Her plays include Enter Ghost. an immersive haunted Hamlet experience (co-written with Steve Moulds, for Kentucky Shakespeare); Lawbreakers! (a fast and furious history of women’s suffrage) (StageOne Family Theatre); Bowling for Beginners (Vanderbilt University); The Patron Saint of Losing Sleep (Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte); River City (National New Play Network); The Starkweather-South High School Physics Club First Annual End-of-Year Lock-In, or Ghost Party (Cleveland Play House); and the bilingual musicals Casa Alfonsa and El Guayabo/The Guava Tree (co-written with composer Emiliano Messiez, for Creede Repertory Theatre). Currently she is at work on Vanessa in Bed, an audio-play for Audible Theatre. Diana has been a Michener Fellow, a Kentucky Arts Council Fellow, and a Writer in Residence at Vanderbilt University. Find out more at dianagrisanti.com.
Diana Grisanti holds an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Iowa. Her creative interests include playwriting and a variety of other installation / performance pieces.