Playwright Lydia Diamond Comes to Campus

Diamond with members of the PMC spring play

Playwright Lydia R. Diamond visited Pine Manor College on Monday, March 15, in honor of Women's History Month. Lydia engaged in an open conversation with the cast and crew of the PMC spring show, "Urban Antigone," in which she candidly discussed her work as a playwright, teacher, and mother. Lydia is a Huntington Playwriting Fellow and a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists; she has recently been the subject of articles in both the Boston Globe and New York Times, in which her work has been compared to that of August Wilson. Her hit play "Stick Fly" is currently in production at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston. The students and attendees asked a wide range of questions about Lydia's work, her process as a playwright and role as a black female theatre artist.