Diana Wyenn is an artist born and based in Los Angeles whose work in theater, opera, and film rigorously explores trauma and resilience, and includes advocacy for equity and environmental and disability justice. While the sites for her community-engaged projects vary widely from minivans to concert halls, computer screens to sculpture gardens, story and shared experience remain at the core, becoming a vehicle for gathering together and fostering connection, exchange, transformation, and healing.
Recent work includes Blood/Sugar, an award-winning autobiographical performance that illuminates, embodies, and challenges the global diabetes crisis, and Kristina Wong for Public Office, a critically acclaimed, raucous performance-art campaign/rally co-devised with performance artist Kristina Wong that calls for sustained civic engagement. Wyenn’s work has been presented at performing arts centers and universities across the United States and is supported by the National Arts and Disability Center, Center for Cultural Innovation, and California Arts Council. She has directed and choreographed for the LA Phil, National Sawdust, Beth Morrison Projects, The Walt Disney Company, Skirball Cultural Center, SummerStage, Grand Performances, Pomona College, Occidental College, and many more; received new work commissions from The Women’s Building, American Jewish University, and T1International; and been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, American Theatre Magazine, Daily Beast, and Fast Company, and on NPR.
Wyenn earned a BFA with Honors in Drama from New York University, serves as Artistic Director of TIOH Arts & Culture, and is the co-founder of Plain Wood Productions.