J.Lois Diamond’s work has been performed off-off Broadway in such theaters as Theater for the New City & The Wild Project, regionally, in Canada @ InspiraTO Theatre, @ The International Human Rights Art Festival & The William Inge Theater Festival. Her play “Growl” was produced @ The Downtown Urban Arts Festival, & Theatre Odyssey’s One Act Festival, (awarded runner up for best play). Accepted into the 2020 Valdez Theatre Conference,( rescheduled 2021).
Her play “I Feel Good!” was scheduled for production at N.Y.’s Signature Theater, 2020 as part of The DUAF Festival, cancelled due to the pandemic.
She is a proud member of Honor Roll, Polaris North and The Dramatists Guild, where she recently studied with Tina Howe.
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MORE ABOUT ME
I overcome the disappointment of rejection in a number of ways.
A few years ago I got a rejection, which stung. I don’t even remember what it was for. I decided to submit anything anywhere, just to make myself feel like it wouldn’t stop me, that I could keep going. Much to my delight, the play I submitted as my therapy, got accepted to a festival.
Another thing that has sustained me is being part of a cooperative, Polaris North. I bring work into the playwrights workshop, which helps me focus on the craft, not on outward recognition.
I also have been writing plays for the 365 Women a Year Project. Every year I have at least one historical woman to write about, and often several monologues. I have research to do, writing, rewriting, and deadlines. As a result, I rarely feel like I don’t know what to write about next.
Finally I have a meditation practice, which reminds me to be humble, compassionate and search for truth. I write to express the world as I see it, not to be obsessed with ego gratification.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
I'm revising a play on Rita Levi Montalcini, and starting one on Vitka Kempner Kovner
Historical Women, Irony, Social justice, Satire, Buddhist, Social commentary, women of color, Jewish, humor, period pieces, contemporary work, comedy