Diane is a playwright from Fife. She graduated from Queen Margaret University with a BA in Drama and Performance in 2014, then from the University of York in 2016 with a MA inTheatre: Writing Directing and Performance, specialising in playwriting. In 2018 she spent some time in Sweden studying Performance Studies focusing on Gender and Feminism at Stockholm University.
Her work as been performed at the Traverse Theatre, Outwith Festival, Theatre Royal York and by the Lyceum Youth Theatre, amongst others. She has been shortlisted for the Young Pleasance Playwriting Competition in 2018.
Mentoring Programme 2019
Diane was part of our Mentoring Programme for 2019. She developed a new play as part of the programme:
The play focuses on a community at odds with their local government over an area of woodland as the government want to remove parts of it to make way for a new road. The locals have a historic connection to these trees as their ancestors live on inside them. The play looks at how grief, passion and a love of nature can be used to make a positive change.
Diane was mentored by Oliver Emanuel.