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Diana Burbano

Latinx playwright based in Southern California.

Diana Burbano, a Colombian immigrant, is a playwright, an Equity actor, and a teaching artist at South Coast Repertory and Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble.Diana’s plays focus on female protagonists. Plays include Policarpa, Fabulous Monsters, & Caliban’s Island. Linda, (in English and in Spanish), has been seen all over the world. Her play Ghosts of Bogota, recently won the Nu Voices festival at Actors Theatre of Charlotte. Ghosts was commissioned and will get a production from Alter Theater in the Bay Area. She was in Center Theatre Group’s 2018-19 Writers Workshop cohort.

The short piece Linda was written for the 365 Women a Year project and has been featured in more that 20 festivals over the last year, including Center Theatre Group’s community library series. She was a writer for Center Theatre Group’s Chisme y Queso series, Rogue Artists Plummer Park project and Kaiser Permanente’s Educational touring show. She has a commission with Alter Theatre in San Rafael and was part of Center Theatre Group’s Writers Workshop for 2018-2019.

As an actor Diana recently played Amalia in Jose Cruz Gonzales' American Mariachi at South Coast Repertory. You can also see her as Viv the Punk in the cult musical Isle of Lesbos.