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.