Cover Artwork of The Call and Response Issue: an illustration of people marching
Ambassador Report: California – Long Beach/Orange County
Video call conference, working from home, social distancing, business discussion

The theatre community in Long Beach on the OC have been working to find a way to work. The same week that we started to shelter in place, virtual theatre booted up. In spite of the reluctance of many to embrace the new technology, it soon became clear that online Zoom plays were a viable way for the community to stay connected. Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble purchased a Zoom account and started working the kinks of online performance out with my play Sapience.

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Diana Burbano
Diana Burbano

was named as part of the Los  Angeles Times’ La Vanguardia. She is a Colombian immigrant, a playwright, an Equity actor, and a teaching artist. Diana has been awarded the Advance Gender Equity in the Arts Grant 2022, the Bay Area Rella Lossy Award, the Long Beach Arts Council Professional Artist Grant 2019, 2020, and was a 2021 Jane Chambers Awardee for excellence in Feminist Playwriting. She currently represents Southern California on the Dramatists Guild council.