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Diana Brown

At present Diana is performing the role of  Henri in the world premiere of Susan Jackson's IN SITU at the 2009 Fringe of Marin.  In Spring of 09 Diana appeared as Inez in Jean-Paul Sartre's NO EXIT with Expression Productions at the NOH Space. The production then moved to the Royce Gallery in San Francisco for a four month extension.  In November of 2008 Diana originated the role of Red in the world premiere of Susan Jackson's solo work, BLESSING HER HEART for which she won a special  to the festival Bay Area Theater Critics Jury award of Best Actress and a nomination for the 2008 Bay Area Theater Critics Award for Best Solo Work.  She reprised the role in the San Francisco premiere of BLESSING HER HEART at the 2009 San Francisco Fringe Festival.
In 2008 she appeared as Annie Wilkes in the San Francisco stage premiere of MISERY by Stephen King, adapted for the stage by Simon Moore, presented by Expression Productions.
In 2007, Expression's NYC opening of Marcus Lloyd's two-handed thriller DEAD CERTAIN marked Diana's NYC stage premiere.  After the NYC run of DEAD CERTAIN, Diana again performed the role of Elizabeth for it's San Francico return engagement, earning excellent reviews as the show enjoyed an extended 5 month run. Diana originally appeared as Elizabeth in the San Francisco premiere of DEAD CERTAIN in 2005.
Diana's stage credits include Dr. Martha Livingston in AGNES OF GOD, Beth in the world premiere of BOX CONSPIRACY with George Coates Performance works, being invited to perform with the company at the prestigious Spoleto USA Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.  She played the Fairy Godmother Magee in CINDERELLA WALTZ, originated the role of Lucifer in the world premiere of Barry J. Weir's THE DEMON POPE at the SF Fringe Festival, the production winning 3 Sold Out Awards.  She also played Heather in the West Coast premiere of Larry Myers' LIVING BY CANDLELIGHT and Berdine in PSYCHO BEACH PARTY.  Diana is a founding member of the Improv ensembles Justice 4  None, The Legal Briefs and Tilted Frame SF/LA, also performing with Submergency and the improvised theater company Radiostar. You can listen to Radiostar on www.radiostarnetwork.com.  Diana is the host of The Studio Interviews, also on the Radiostar Network.  She also co-hosted the popular podcast program The RU Sirius Show, available on www.mondoglobo.net. Diana can be seen as Amerika Gentry in the feature film VIRTUE and as Mrs. Wayne in the soon to be released feature, KNIGHT TO F4
 

Press follows:

Press for BLESSING HER HEART

   "Brilliant performance." - Tom W. Kelly, San Francisco Bay Times

   "the best performance at the Fringe of Marin."  - Jeffery R. Smith, Bary Area Critics Circle

 Press for NO EXIT

   “Lustily acerbic.” - San Francisco, Bay Guardian

Press for DEAD CERTAIN (NYC run)

   "...the sleeper of New York City's black box theater season to date." 

                                                                                                       - www.RetrovisonMedia.com, NYC

Press for DEAD CERTAIN (SF run):

   “a congenial, creepily mercurial portrait”  - Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

   "A standing ovation for this deadly jewel of a play."  -Clifon Lemon, SF Station

   “Finely tuned performances” - Robert Avilla, San Francisco Bay Guardian

   “Ms. Brown’s acting is that good.”  -Linda Ayers-Frederick, San Francisco Bay Times

Press for THE LEGAL BRIEFS:

   “Comic Gold”  - Hiya Swanhauser, San Francisco Weekly

Press for  PSYCHO BEACH PARTY:

   “Brown is winning as Chicklet’s best friend Berdine”  -Bay Area Reporter

Press for DEMON POPE:

   “Diana Brown is Marvelous as the double dealing Lucifer”

                                                                                 -Brad Rosenstien, San Francisco Bay Guardian 

Press for BOX CONSPIRACY:

   “Diana Brown is suavely unctuous as Beth” - San Francisco Chronicle