Diana Burbano


Diana Burbano, a Colombian immigrant, is a playwright, an Equity actor, and a teaching artist at South Coast Repertory and Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble.

Diana’s play Ghosts of Bogota, won the Nu Voices festival at Actors Theatre of Charlotte in 2019. Ghosts was commissioned and debuted at Alter Theater in the Bay Area in Feb 2020.

She was in Center Theatre Group’s 2018-19 Writers Workshop cohort and will be joining the Geffen’s Writers Lab in 20-21. She has worked on community projects with South Coast Repertory, Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble and Center Theatre Group.

Plays: Sapience, Playground-SF 2020, Winner Latinx Theatre Festival, San Diego Rep 2020, Finalist Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2020, 

Policarpa, Semi-finalist Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Festival 2018, Finalist Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2018, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Brown Swan lab 2017, Drama League Rough Draft series May 2017, Honorable Mention, Jane Chambers Award 2017, Parsnip Ship 2017.

Fabulous Monsters, Playwrights Arena production 2020 (postponed), Latinx Play Festival, San Diego Rep 2017, Festival51 2016 winner 

Picture me Rollin 35th William Inge Festival, Inkfest/2cents, 

Silueta, (about Ana Mendieta), with Tom and Chris Shelton, Listen to the play at play4keeps.org/play/silueta/

Caliban’s Island (TYA) 2017 Headwaters New Play Festival at Creede Repertory.(Published by YouthPLAYS). The short piece Linda was written for the 365 Women a Year project and has been featured in more than 20 festivals over the last year, including Center Theatre Group’s community library series. Diana recently played Amalia in Jose Cruz Gonzales' American Mariachi at South Coast Repertory and Arizona Theatre Company, and Marisela in La Ruta at Artists Repertory. You can also see her as Viv the Punk in the cult musical Isle of Lesbos.

Regional Rep: California - South

I am honored to be the Southern California Rep. We are a huge and diverse region and my hope is to learn more about the needs and wants of Guild members so that we can move forward together. The region’s theatre scene is varied and rich and diverse, but not particularly unified. I would like to explore how we can come together as a community.

I am a person who has benefited from the generosity of other writers and their networks, and hope to be able to do the same for other writers. Information is power and the more we know what is actually going on in the region and the more we share information about how theatres have treated us the better off ALL of us will be. Thank you for putting your confidence in me.