Associate Director and Choreographer
DIANA WYENN (Associate Director) is a Los Angeles-based director, choreographer, dramaturg, and curator of contemporary performance, who – whether working on large spectaculars or more intimate performances – consistently challenges and inspires audiences to see beyond the usual. She has collaborated on projects with the Walt Disney Company, Lincoln Center, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Center Theatre Group, REDCAT, SummerStage, Grand Performances, CAP UCLA, Chalk Repertory Theatre, and Ghost Road Ensemble, among others. Past LA Phil projects with Yuval Sharon include Andrew Norman’s A Trip to the Moon (choreographer/assoc. director) and Night and Dreams: A Schubert & Beckett Recital (asst. director).
Currently, she is directing and developing a new chamber opera by Kentaro Kameyama and William Nedved inspired by Alexander McQueen, and a new musical about composer Ignacy Jan Paderewski by Nathan Wang and Paula Cizmar. Diana has also recently jumped back on stage and is touring Blood/Sugar, her award-winning autobiographical multimedia-rich solo performance illuminating, embodying, and challenging the global diabetes epidemic.
In addition to her freelance work, Diana is the co-founder of Plain Wood Productions with her husband and former pro-skateboarder turned music video director LABAN; a member of Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps; a producing steering committee member of Directors Lab West; and Artistic Director at TIOH Arts & Culture. Her work, ideas, and words have been featured in American Theatre Magazine, Howlround, The Daily Beast, Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, and on NPR. She received her BFA in Drama with Honors from New York University and is a proud associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. www.dianawyenn.com