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, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, The Shelterbelt Theatre, The Kennedy Center, 5th Wall Productions, Campfire Theatre Festival, The Rose Theater, among others. Awards/Fellowships include: The Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith...
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, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, The Shelterbelt Theatre, The Kennedy Center, 5th Wall Productions, Campfire Theatre Festival, The Rose Theater, among others. Awards/Fellowships include: The Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award (Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally), The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center NPC Semi-Finalist (Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally), 50PP Best Unproduced Latin@ Plays (Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally), Blue Ink Playwriting Award Semi-Finalist (The Motherhood Almanac), Woodward/Newman Playwriting Award Finalist (The Motherhood Almanac.)

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 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. (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.)