Noah Diaz

Noah Diaz

Noah Diaz is an MFA candidate in Playwriting at the Yale School of Drama. His work has been produced and/or developed at Baltimore Center Stage, Playwrights Realm, The Sol Project, Two River Theater, the Kennedy Center, Yale School of Drama, Yale Cabaret, Howlround Latinx Theater Commons, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, The Shelterbelt Theatre, 5th Wall Productions, Campfire Theatre Festival, and the Rose...
Noah Diaz is an MFA candidate in Playwriting at the Yale School of Drama. His work has been produced and/or developed at Baltimore Center Stage, Playwrights Realm, The Sol Project, Two River Theater, the Kennedy Center, Yale School of Drama, Yale Cabaret, Howlround Latinx Theater Commons, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, The Shelterbelt Theatre, 5th Wall Productions, Campfire Theatre Festival, and the Rose Theater, among others. Awards/Fellowships include: five Kennedy Center Playwriting Awards, the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center NPC Finalist, 50PP Best Unproduced Latin@ Plays, Blue Ink Playwriting Award Finalist, and the Woodward/Newman Playwriting Award Finalist. He is currently under commission from La Jolla Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, the Great Plains Theatre Conference, and Manhattan Theatre Club/Sloan.

Plays

  • 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 a stranger to practice admitting the profoundly human truth: that you got sick. A recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, YOU WILL GET SICK is a new play in second-person about learning to live within...
    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 a stranger to practice admitting the profoundly human truth: that you got sick. A recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, YOU WILL GET SICK is a new play in second-person about learning to live within your body as you find your way home.
  • 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's 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's 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, fathers, and the strained tethers that bind them all together.
  • House
    When your grandfather never returns from his adventure around the world, you pack a bag and begin your search to find him. As time slips by, you realize that perhaps what you were looking for could have been found at home the whole time. HOUSE is an epic and poignant short play about growing up, leaving home, and knowing when it’s time to go back.
  • Rock Egg Spoon
    It's 1804 and President Tommy J has ordered Louis N. Clark on a voyage to map America's uncharted territory. Aided by Bigfoot, Sacagawea, and his own bravado, Louis makes his way across America, discovering and rediscovering everything that has been lost and left behind in the unbearable hardship that we call These United States. A recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award...
    It's 1804 and President Tommy J has ordered Louis N. Clark on a voyage to map America's uncharted territory. Aided by Bigfoot, Sacagawea, and his own bravado, Louis makes his way across America, discovering and rediscovering everything that has been lost and left behind in the unbearable hardship that we call These United States. A recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, ROCK EGG SPOON is a modern American epic about privilege, sadness, and 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.
  • 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 his classmate 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.
  • Skunk Misery Road
    A "thematic understanding" of King Lear, SKUNK MISERY ROAD is a brutal dark comedy set against the backdrop of a family-owned strip club in the Bible Belt at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Coming soon!
  • All the Men Who've Frightened Me
    Coming soon!
  • The Swindler: A True-ish Tall Tale
    Coming soon!