Diana Grisanti

Diana Grisanti is a Playwright in Residence at Theatre [502] in Louisville, Kentucky, and an Affiliated Writer at the Playwrights’ Center. Her plays includeThe Patron Saint of Losing Sleep (Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte), River City (NNPN Rolling World Premiere), AbileneSemantics, and Mandatory (Weber State University). She was a contributing writer on the bluegrass-inspired anthology That High Lonesome Sound (Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville). She has written multiple plays for young actors and audiences: Dorina and the Plague (Commonwealth Theatre Center); Extracurricular, or The World Is Caving In on My Little Brain (Idyllwild Arts Academy); and The Starkweather-South High School Physics Club First Annual End-of-Year Lock-In, or Ghost Party (Cleveland Play House). She has also co-written three plays with her spouse, Steve Moulds: The Two Lobbyists of Verona, a co-production between Theatre [502] and Kentucky Shakespeare; The Stranger and Ludlow Quinn, a serialized epic; and The Baker Goes to War, a socialist play for children. Diana has been a Michener Fellow, a Kentucky Arts Council Fellow, and a Writer in Residence at Vanderbilt University. Currently, she is at work onLawbreakers! (a Fast and Furious History of Women’s Suffrage) for StageOne Family Theatre and Bowling for Beginners, an athletic spectacle for Vanderbilt University.