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Diana Grisanti

Diana Grisanti is the Co-Artistic Director of Theatre [502] in Louisville, Kentucky, and an Affiliated Writer at the Playwrights’ Center. Her plays include  River City (NNPN Rolling World Premiere), The Patron Saint of Losing Sleep (Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte), Mandatory (Weber State University), and Bowling for Beginners (Vanderbilt 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: Derring-Do (Creede Repertory Theatre); 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.

 

As a director and producer, Diana has worked on multiple plays and projects, including Sergio’s Museum by Steve Moulds, and Out of Silence: Abortion Stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign. 

 

Diana has been a Michener Fellow, a Kentucky Arts Council Fellow, and a Writer in Residence at Vanderbilt University. Currently, she is at work on Lawbreakers! (a Fast and Furious History of Women’s Suffrage) for StageOne Family Theatre.

steve moulds

Steve Moulds is a Playwright in Residence at Theatre [502]. With Diana Grisanti, he has written two premieres for [502]—The Two Lobbyists of Verona, co-presented with Kentucky Shakespeare, and the serialized epic The Stranger and Ludlow Quinn.

 

Elsewhere in Louisville, his plays have been produced at Actors Theatre (the Humana Festival anthology Oh, Gastronomy!, directed by Amy Attaway, The Wedding Guest, and multiple ten-minutes) and at Walden/Blue Apple (The Baker Goes to War, cowritten with Diana Grisanti, and adaptations of Six Characters in Search of an Author and Kafka’s Metamorphosis).

 

Steve has been a Jerome Fellow at The Playwrights’ Center, a National New Play Network Playwright-in-Residence at Curious Theatre Company, a Fred Coe Playwright in Residence at Vanderbilt University, and an Al Smith Fellow through the Kentucky Arts Council.

 

His plays have been produced by The Hypocrites, the Illusion Theater, and Walking Shadow Theatre Company, and developed by The Playwrights’ Center, The Inkwell, Performance Network Theatre, San Francisco Playhouse, and the Lark. Two of his full-lengths (Emergency Prom and Six Characters) are published by Playscripts, and shorter work has been published in collections by Samuel French and Smith and Kraus. He holds an M.F.A. from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin.