Lydia Diamond

Lydia Diamond, Playwright

Representative Plays: 

Smart People (2016) 
Stick Fly (2011) 
Harriet Jacobs (2011) 
The Bluest Eye (2007) 
Voyeurs de Venus (2006) 


Lydia R. Diamond's award-winning plays include: Smart People, Stick Fly, Voyeurs de Venus, The Bluest Eye, The Gift Horse, Harriet Jacobs, The Inside and Stage Black. Theatres include: Arena Stage, Cort Theatre (Broadway), Chicago Dramatists, Company One, Congo Square, Goodman, Hartford Stage, Huntington, Jubilee, Kansas City Rep, Long Wharf, Lorraine Hansberry, McCarter, Mo’Olelo, MPAACT, New Vic, Playmakers Rep, Plowshares, Second Stage, Steppenwolf, and TrueColors. Commissions include: Arena Stage, Steppenwolf (4), McCarter, Huntington, Center Stage, Victory Gardens and The Roundabout.

A recipient of many playwriting awards, Lydia was also 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 and a 2012 Sundance Institute Playwright Lab Creative Advisor. She is a Board Member at Chicago Dramatists and a 2012/2013 Radcliffe Institute Fellow.

Lydia is an NU graduate (’91), has an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Pine Manor College and is 2013-14 Playwright in Residence at Arena Stage.

Source: Concord Theatricals 


Concord Theatricals Plays

Interview for Stick Fly 

Resources found in the UC Berkeley Library Database:

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Stick Fly (Audio) 

The Bluest Eye (Full Text) 

Smart People (Monologue) 

Smart People (2nd Monologue) 

Voyeurs de Venus (Full Text)