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Diana Burbano is a Colombian immigrant, a playwright, an Equity actor, and a teaching artist at Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble and South Coast Repertory.
Burbano’s play “Ghosts of Bogota” won the Nu Voices festival at Actors Theatre of Charlotte in 2019 where it will be produced in 2022. “Ghosts” was commissioned and debuted at Alter Theater in the Bay Area in Feb 2020. “Sapience,” a Playground-SF 2020, winner, will premiere at The Moxie Theatre in January 2022. “Fabulous Monsters,” a Kilroys selection, was to premiere at Playwrights Arena in 2020 (postponed).
Burbano is currently in the Geffen’s Writers Lab in 2020-2021 and was in Center Theatre Group’s 2018-19 Writers Workshop cohort. She is under or has completed commissions for Artists Repertory Theatre, Latino Theatre Company, Center Theatre Group, Lower Depths Ensemble, and Livermore Shakespeare Festival.
Burbano recently played Leona in Brian Quijada's “Somewhere Over The Border” online at Arizona Theatre Company. You can also see her as Viv the Punk in the cult musical “Isle of Lesbos.”
Burbano is the current Dramatists Guild Rep for Southern California.