- MonologueBank.org:20 Aug. 2019“ MonologueBank is proud to recommend the writing of Diana Burbano and very pleased to offer cuttings from it on our website. In FABULOUS MONSTERS, there are multiple monologues that speak to the punk lifestyle, and the rockers who did or didn't survive it. Character Slade, a rocker who survived, shares many insights about the people she knew to her AA Group. She speaks for the people who lived hard and fast, and now are struggling to survive since they're old, poor, and dying. With humor and grit, Burbano deftly shows the cost of living each day like it's your last. ”
- Lainie Vansant:14 Aug. 2019“ A whirlwind of times and loves and drugs and punk rock, this play is a trip that is definitely worth taking. Somehow Burbano made me love her characters in spite of the terrible things in the name of punk rock. They are deep and specific roles that Latinx women and non-binary folx will be thrilled to sink their teeth into. ”
- Ellen Koivisto:28 Dec. 2018“ Fabulous Monsters is everything it should be -- gritty and angry and messed up and drugged up and full of punk music and life. Punk always finds the edge where life and death meet, where it cuts and the people there bleed. So, too, this play about punks from the early LA scene and how they live (and die) now. Punk is brave and fearless, just like the characters in this play. Do yourself a favor -- put on some Black Flag or XTC and read this play. ”
- Sally16-26,Latinx, Latina, Mexican, Chicana, ChicanoPunk rock girl. Androgynous. Would be great if she could shred the guitar.
- Slade40-50,Latinx, Latina, Chicana, Chicano, MexicanSally, older. Still angry. Still punk. Joan Jett type. Great if she can shred a guitar.
- Lulu16-26Very pretty. Ambitious. feminist.
- Luisa40s-50sLulu, older. A rock icon. Steely, icy. Lovely. Linda Ronstadt type.
- NigelAgeless,FluidAgeless. British or pretends to be. Punk rock royalty at least in his own mind. Dying of liver cancer. Can be cast from Bowie to Prince and everything in between.
- KadyTeen,Mixed raceLuisa’s pretty, complicated and ambitious teen age daughter. Can double Lulu.
- ,Reading,Barefoot Theatre Company/ bareNaked Reading series2016
- ,Reading,Fullerton College Playwrights Festival2015
- ,Reading,Playwrights Nest at Los Angeles Theatre Center2015
- ,Workshop,Chapman College Oc-Centric Playwrights Festival2015
Festival51 Woman's Playwrighting Competition