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Lydia Diamond

Lydia R. Diamond - Plays include: Smart People, Stick Fly, Voyeurs de Venus, The Bluest Eye, The Gift Horse, Harriet Jacobs, and Stage Black. Theatres include:  Arena Stage, Cort Theatre (Broadway), Chicago Dramatists, Company One, Congo Square, Goodman Theatre, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Jubilee Theatre, Kansas City Rep, Long Wharf Theatre, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Mo’Olelo, MPAACT, New Vic, Playmakers Rep, Plowshares, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and TrueColors. Commissions include: Steppenwolf (4), McCarter, Huntington, Victory Gardens and The Roundabout. Lydia was an ’05/’06 W.E.B. Du Bois Institute non-resident Fellow, a 2007 TCG/NEA Playwright in Residence at Steppenwolf, an 06/07 Huntington Playwright Fellow, a 2012 Sundance Institute Playwright Lab Creative Advisor, is Co-Vice President of TCG Board of Directors, is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and a 2012/2013 Radcliffe Institute Fellow. Lydia has an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Pine Manor College, and is on faculty at Boston University.

All Too Often I Am Forced to Choose
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All Too Often I Am Forced to Choose

A Conversation with Playwright Lydia Diamond

23 April 2013

Lauren Gunderson interviews playwright Lydia Diamond about feeling forced to choose a piece of her marginalized self to construct her stories.

Interview with Lydia R. Diamond, Melinda Lopez, and Kate Snodgrass
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Interview with Lydia R. Diamond, Melinda Lopez, and Kate Snodgrass

25 October 2012

Dramaturg Jessie M. Baxter sat down with playwrights Lydia R. Diamond, Melinda Lopez, and Kate Snodgrass; all three writers bridge the space between practice and academia.

Interview with Lydia Diamond by Amrita Ramanan
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Interview with Lydia Diamond by Amrita Ramanan

23 January 2012

Literary Manager Amrita Ramanan interviews Playwright Lydia Diamond about her play Stick Fly.

Friday Phone Call # 3
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Friday Phone Call # 3

Lydia Diamond of Steppenwolf

20 January 2012

On this week's edition of Friday Phone Call, David Dower talks to playwright Lydia Diamond about her work, the conversation around race in the American theater, and Stickfly.