J.Lois Diamond

J.Lois Diamond

J.Lois Diamond is a playwright, poet and performer. Her full length, one-act, and ten-minute plays have been performed at various off-off Broadway venues, including Theater for the New City, The Wild Project and The Hudson Guild. Her work has been produced regionally and as part of The InspiraTO Festival in Toronto. Her play Hello Ocean had a reading at The 2018 William Inge Theater Festival. She has been a...
J.Lois Diamond is a playwright, poet and performer. Her full length, one-act, and ten-minute plays have been performed at various off-off Broadway venues, including Theater for the New City, The Wild Project and The Hudson Guild. Her work has been produced regionally and as part of The InspiraTO Festival in Toronto. Her play Hello Ocean had a reading at The 2018 William Inge Theater Festival. She has been a featured poet at The Cornelia St. Cafe. She is a member of Polaris North and The Dramatists Guild, where she recently studied with Tina Howe. Her play Growl was produced as part of the 2019 Downtown Urban Arts Festival in NYC. It had a reading at The Shattered Glass Project in Seattle, and a full production at Theatre Odyssey's One -Act Play Festival, Sarasota, where it was awarded runner up for best play. Her play Slicing An Onion was produced as part of The International Human Rights Art Festival at The Wild Project, NYC. Her play I Feel Good! will be produced at The Signature Theatre as part of The Downtown Urban Arts Festival June 2020, NYC

Plays

  • Clare
    It’s Hong Kong in the 1990’s. Famed war correspondent Clare Hollingworth is visited by a local journalism student, Annie Wong. Despite her advanced age and progressing senility, Clare fights to prove she is still the powerful reporter she always was. But is Annie really the naive protege we think she is? And who really is in control?
  • Slicing An Onion
    Pria strives to find peace after surviving a shooting at her Sikh temple, and struggles to forgive , despite having been the target of xenophobic hatred and violence. She can forgive, but at what cost?


  • Growl
    Simin Behbahani is heading to Paris to read her poetry when she is detained in the Tehran airport. Despite being 82 and almost blind, she is interrogated throughout the night. Will her principles prove to be stronger than her fears?
  • Hello Ocean
    Wendy, an admissions counselor at The Curtis Institute, is aggressively trying to recruit Rhonda, an African American piano student, when the ghost of Nina Simone barges in. She stirs up dark secrets, and fights for the vindication she failed to receive in life.
  • Mountain Dew
    Tanya, a modern teen, enters into a mystical bond with the ghost of Hannah Reynolds, a slave and the only civilian casualty of the Battle of Appomattox.
  • In Alabama
    Juliette Hampton Morgan struggles to overcome her own fears as she finds a way to transcend the narrow restrictions of her family and Alabama community to become a major Civil Rights Activist. Inspired by this real life heroine.
  • Are You Comfortable?
    Seventeen year old Lucy thinks it's a normal Friday evening at home with her mom when an intruder enters. A monologue.