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Diana Wyenn

Diana Wyenn is a Los Angeles-based theater artist and arts advocate with a socially-driven and multidisciplinary practice titled "Beyond the Usual." She regularly directs, designs, acts, writes, and consults. Committed to the development of artists and of new works for the stage, she co-founded and facilitates Circle Readings, and serves on the steering committee of Directors Lab West, as well as on the board of the Los Angeles Downtown Arts District Space. Wyenn shared her own story about living with Type 1 Diabetes in a series of video blogs titled "Life By the Numbers" and, as an artistic response to the second closure of the 405 freeway in 2012, spearheaded "ARTmageddon," a two-day citywide art party. Her BFA in Drama is from New York University. www.dianawyenn.com

Artist Unions, Labor, and Family Traditions
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Artist Unions, Labor, and Family Traditions

1 October 2014

Truthfully, as a Los Angeles-based theater artist working almost entirely under the 99-seat agreement, at a certain point I just gave up on earning my Equity card, and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) wasn’t popping up on my radar. While I may not currently carry a union card in my wallet, I do take great pride in how I am following in my grandfather’s footsteps. We both pursued our passion to craft and share stories, and simultaneously held careers working in the arts to pay the bills.