Noah Diaz

Noah Diaz

Noah Diaz is an MFA candidate in the Playwriting Program at the Yale School of Drama. His plays include Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally (Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy-Smith Playwriting Award, Yale School of Drama), The Juniors (Yale School of Drama), The Home Shopping Network Pageant Play (Last Frontier Theatre Conference, 5th Wall Productions, Shelterbelt Theatre, and Campfire Theatre Festival), Jack...
Noah Diaz is an MFA candidate in the Playwriting Program at the Yale School of Drama. His plays include Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally (Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy-Smith Playwriting Award, Yale School of Drama), The Juniors (Yale School of Drama), The Home Shopping Network Pageant Play (Last Frontier Theatre Conference, 5th Wall Productions, Shelterbelt Theatre, and Campfire Theatre Festival), Jack and June and The Great Bassoon!, a commission from the Rose Theater that will receive its world premiere production in 2019, and The Motherhood Almanac (Shelterbelt Theatre, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference), which was a semi-finalist for the Blue Ink Playwriting Award and a finalist for the Woodward/Newman Playwriting Award.

Plays

  • The Juniors
    A class of high school juniors are tasked with a simple Home Ec assignment: parent a sack of flour for a week or fail. When the flour babies begin dying one by one, the students stop at nothing to ensure that they, and the pretend children they bore, are the last ones standing. A play with war, carnage, and genocide, THE JUNIORS is a pitch black comedy about the ambitious and cut-throat world of high school...
    A class of high school juniors are tasked with a simple Home Ec assignment: parent a sack of flour for a week or fail. When the flour babies begin dying one by one, the students stop at nothing to ensure that they, and the pretend children they bore, are the last ones standing. A play with war, carnage, and genocide, THE JUNIORS is a pitch black comedy about the ambitious and cut-throat world of high school Home Economics and the lengths we'll go to in order to protect what we think is ours.
  • Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally
    The old “Dick & Jane” characters from the ubiquitous 1950s children’s readers are grown up and struggling to stay afloat in a home fractured by grief. Dick (now going by Richard) is raising his two children, Dick Jr. and Sally, who is deaf, while trying to hide a terminal sickness from them will leave them orphans. He calls home his estranged sister, Jane, to try to reconcile and make peace with their...
    The old “Dick & Jane” characters from the ubiquitous 1950s children’s readers are grown up and struggling to stay afloat in a home fractured by grief. Dick (now going by Richard) is raising his two children, Dick Jr. and Sally, who is deaf, while trying to hide a terminal sickness from them will leave them orphans. He calls home his estranged sister, Jane, to try to reconcile and make peace with their shared history before he passes away. RICHARD & JANE & DICK & SALLY is a poetic family drama about family, deafness, and sadness, with ghosts, talking dogs, sign language, and Snickers bars.
  • The Guadalupes
    To come to terms with what it means to share a history with a family he barely knows, a young playwright hires two actors to roleplay as himself and his dead grandmother. THE GUADALUPES is a meta-theatric exploration of history, memory, family, sadness, the importance of naming things, and the hard swallow of accepting our ancestry.
  • The Home Shopping Network Pageant Play
    Bobbi Anne King is America’s favorite Home Shopping Network host!
    Bobbi Anne King is a good wife!
    Bobbi Anne King is a mogul!
    Bobbi Anne King is a star!
    But when Bobbi Anne King catches her husband having an affair with a man in her guest bedroom, she will use her platform on live national television to come to terms with what it means to reach the pinnacle of success and realize...
    Bobbi Anne King is America’s favorite Home Shopping Network host!
    Bobbi Anne King is a good wife!
    Bobbi Anne King is a mogul!
    Bobbi Anne King is a star!
    But when Bobbi Anne King catches her husband having an affair with a man in her guest bedroom, she will use her platform on live national television to come to terms with what it means to reach the pinnacle of success and realize you are all alone. THE HOME SHOPPING NETWORK PAGEANT PLAY is a pitch black comedy with shoes! crying! husbands! wives! bedspreads! emotions! dancing! glitter! swimwear! and a good old-fashioned dance-off!
  • Daddy Mask
    Daddy left Daughter a long time ago. Daughter misses Daddy, every single day. But thanks to a innovative new company, Daughter has ordered a new version of her father in the form of a 52-year-old volunteer who has undergone facial reconstruction surgery in the hopes of becoming an exact copy of a father she no longer has. As New Daddy’s scars heal and his surgical mask comes off, New Daddy and Daughter must...
    Daddy left Daughter a long time ago. Daughter misses Daddy, every single day. But thanks to a innovative new company, Daughter has ordered a new version of her father in the form of a 52-year-old volunteer who has undergone facial reconstruction surgery in the hopes of becoming an exact copy of a father she no longer has. As New Daddy’s scars heal and his surgical mask comes off, New Daddy and Daughter must grapple with trying to understand a history they do not share, no matter how hard they try. DADDY MASK is a play about loneliness, regret, science, plastic surgery, trumpets, beauty pageants, vacuum cleaners, Britney Spears, and letting go of the things we are no longer able to carry. (IN-DEVELOPMENT, for a draft, please e-mail.)
  • The Motherhood Almanac
    A play about women; about daughters and mothers // a play about the tropics, death, birth, rain, adoption, peaches, rabbis, weddings, Tuesdays, hair ties, eyelashes // about what’s spoken and unspoken and understood and everything in-between // about swimming pools, wine, lists, wrists, fists, poetry, Burger King napkins, divorce, confessions, PowerPoint presentations, and the parallel lives we were never meant...
    A play about women; about daughters and mothers // a play about the tropics, death, birth, rain, adoption, peaches, rabbis, weddings, Tuesdays, hair ties, eyelashes // about what’s spoken and unspoken and understood and everything in-between // about swimming pools, wine, lists, wrists, fists, poetry, Burger King napkins, divorce, confessions, PowerPoint presentations, and the parallel lives we were never meant to lead // a play about learning how to carry on and all the things we must leave behind /// THE MOTHERHOOD ALMANAC is a fiercely passionate tapestry of stories about the life inside each of us, as told by women and the women who raised them. (For a draft, please e-mail.)
  • Jack and June and the Great Bassoon!
    It’s 1929 and Jack and June, the Deaf stars of a major Hollywood studio's silent films, find themselves on top of the world! Their hearing daughter, Violet, finds herself comfortably in their shadow, happily interpreting and communicating for them as needed. But when the “talkies” suddenly explode onto the scene, Jack and June find themselves displaced, out of work, and cast to the studio's dreary...
    It’s 1929 and Jack and June, the Deaf stars of a major Hollywood studio's silent films, find themselves on top of the world! Their hearing daughter, Violet, finds herself comfortably in their shadow, happily interpreting and communicating for them as needed. But when the “talkies” suddenly explode onto the scene, Jack and June find themselves displaced, out of work, and cast to the studio's dreary basement where they meet and befriend a gang of other displaced misfits. As Jack and June struggle to reinvent themselves, Violet begins to test the waters of her own self-discovery, learning what it means to step into the spotlight for herself. JACK AND JUNE AND THE GREAT BASSOON! is a new play for young audiences about deafness, silent movies, vaudeville, Shakespeare, jazz, being excluded, being displaced, and learning how to discover yourself in the quiet places you never thought you’d go. (For a draft, please e-mail.)