Noah Diaz

Noah Diaz

Noah Diaz is an MFA candidate in the Playwriting Program at the Yale School of Drama. Previous works include The Home Shopping Network Pageant Play, Daddy Mask, Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally, Polygons, Your Father’s Field Guide to the Wild West, The Juniors, Jack and June and The Great Bassoon!, The Guadalupes, and The Motherhood Almanac. He received his bachelors in special education/communication...
Noah Diaz is an MFA candidate in the Playwriting Program at the Yale School of Drama. Previous works include The Home Shopping Network Pageant Play, Daddy Mask, Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally, Polygons, Your Father’s Field Guide to the Wild West, The Juniors, Jack and June and The Great Bassoon!, The Guadalupes, and The Motherhood Almanac. He received his bachelors in special education/communication disorder and creative writing from the University of Nebraska–Omaha.

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
    See Richard get sick. See Jane come home. Hear Sally talk. Talk, Sally, talk. See Dick Jr. miss his mother very, very much. See Richard get sicker. See Jane try her best. See Dick Jr. run away. Hear Sally go very, very quiet. See Sally use her hands instead. See Mother visit, even if no one can see her. See a familiar, American home fractured by grief and struggling to cope with what comes next. RICHARD &...
    See Richard get sick. See Jane come home. Hear Sally talk. Talk, Sally, talk. See Dick Jr. miss his mother very, very much. See Richard get sicker. See Jane try her best. See Dick Jr. run away. Hear Sally go very, very quiet. See Sally use her hands instead. See Mother visit, even if no one can see her. See a familiar, American home fractured by grief and struggling to cope with what comes next. RICHARD & JANE & DICK & SALLY is play about family, deafness, sadness, and the profoundly human task of learning how to outgrow the things that no longer fit us.
  • 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 you are all alone. THE...
    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.)