Noah Diaz

Noah Diaz

Noah Diaz is an MFA candidate in the Playwriting Program at the Yale School of Drama. His work has been developed and/or presented at the Yale School of Drama, Yale Cabaret, Two River Theater, Howlround Latinx Theater Commons New Play Festival, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, The Shelterbelt Theatre, The Kennedy Center, 5th Wall Productions, Campfire Theatre Festival, and The Rose Theater, among others....
Noah Diaz is an MFA candidate in the Playwriting Program at the Yale School of Drama. His work has been developed and/or presented at the Yale School of Drama, Yale Cabaret, Two River Theater, Howlround Latinx Theater Commons New Play Festival, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, The Shelterbelt Theatre, The Kennedy Center, 5th Wall Productions, Campfire Theatre Festival, and The Rose Theater, among others. Awards/Fellowships include: The Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center NPC Semi-Finalist, 50PP Best Unproduced Latin@ Plays, Blue Ink Playwriting Award Semi-Finalist, and the Woodward/Newman Playwriting Award Finalist. Upcoming: Two River Theater Emerging Playwrights Group.

Plays

  • Rock Egg Spoon
    It’s 1804 and Louis N. Clark has been commissioned by President Tommy J to map this new country’s uncharted territory. Struggling to exist in a body that’s beginning to fail him, Louis traps a bigfooted American myth in his luggage and together they set out to discover and rediscover everything that has been lost and left behind in the unbearable hardship that can be America. ROCK EGG SPOON is a wildly...
    It’s 1804 and Louis N. Clark has been commissioned by President Tommy J to map this new country’s uncharted territory. Struggling to exist in a body that’s beginning to fail him, Louis traps a bigfooted American myth in his luggage and together they set out to discover and rediscover everything that has been lost and left behind in the unbearable hardship that can be America. ROCK EGG SPOON is a wildly anachronistic dark comedy about history, deafness, and the murky waters of giving credit where credit is due.
  • 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.
  • You Will Get Sick
    It starts with your balance, but it begins to spread, as these things often do. Your legs numb, your grip-strength weakens, your arms go rigid and hard. Before long, you’re hiring the only person who answered that flyer you glued on a telephone pole to say aloud what you cannot bear to say yourself: that you got sick. YOU WILL GET SICK is a new play in second-person about giant birds, The Wizard of Oz, money,...
    It starts with your balance, but it begins to spread, as these things often do. Your legs numb, your grip-strength weakens, your arms go rigid and hard. Before long, you’re hiring the only person who answered that flyer you glued on a telephone pole to say aloud what you cannot bear to say yourself: that you got sick. YOU WILL GET SICK is a new play in second-person about giant birds, The Wizard of Oz, money, going home, and facing the profoundly human task of saying out loud the things we cannot bring ourselves to say.
  • Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally
    The classic “Dick & Jane” characters from the ubiquitous 1950s children’s books are grown-up and struggling to stay afloat in a home fractured by grief. Newly widowed Dick (now going by Richard) is raising his two children, Dick Jr. and Sally, who is deaf, while trying to manage a terminal illness that will inevitably leave them orphans. When he calls home his estranged sister, Jane, the family must...
    The classic “Dick & Jane” characters from the ubiquitous 1950s children’s books are grown-up and struggling to stay afloat in a home fractured by grief. Newly widowed Dick (now going by Richard) is raising his two children, Dick Jr. and Sally, who is deaf, while trying to manage a terminal illness that will inevitably leave them orphans. When he calls home his estranged sister, Jane, the family must reconcile and make peace with their shared and misunderstood histories before it’s time for him to go. A recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally is a dramatic comedy about brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers, with sign language, talking dogs, picnic tables, and Snickers bars.
  • Your Father's Field Guide to the Wild West
    Your Father walked into the desert and never came back. Now, years and years later, it’s time for You to retrace his steps, to understand everything that has come before, so that You can begin to understand what comes next. YOUR FATHER’S FIELD GUIDE TO THE WILD WEST is a black comedy about sadness, suicide, and regret, with cowboys, vultures, lizards, talking ropes, and Teddy Roosevelt. (IN-DEVELOPMENT, for a draft, please e-mail.)
  • 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!
  • 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 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.
  • 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.