"It’s a completely knowing and sophisticated about its wonderfully tricky subject –
and yet under Diana’s direction, it’s as free and innocent as an unmuddied French Fountain.”
"Limonade Tous les Jours (lemonade every day) is what it says at the bottom of the menu at the Paris brasserie La Coupole. Josephine Baker used to hang out there, and Henry Miller, and Salvador Dali and Hemingway and Fitzgerald and Picasso and now, with these actors and this director and this production, we see we can go there, too, and know for sure we’re going to have a fantastically wonderful time."
"Diana Basmajian is one of those enviable people, who manages simultaneously to be both highly creative and extremely productive. While being directed or coached by her, you immediately note how intelligent, focused and beautiful her aesthetic is... Many of us dream beautiful pictures, Diana has the wherewithal, tenacity and resources to bring them to reality."
Selected experienced below. For a complete résumé, please contact me.
The Originalist, by John Strand, Arena Stage; aired on WTTW in 2018; available on Vimeo
Votes for Women, by Jennie Contuzzi, Speranza Theatre Company; available on Vimeo
Alice in Wonderland, by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, Children's Theatre of Cincinnati; filmed for Playbill Theatre Network
The Yellow Boat, by David Saar, Childsplay Theatre; filmed for Playbill Theatre Network
To the Promised Land, by Jonathan Dalys, Children's Theatre Madison; filmed for Playbill Theatre Network
*Produced and directed the filming of the stage plays as presented by the various theatres.
Jonathan Tunick Conducts Rodgers and Hammerstein featuring Kate Baldwin and Shuler Hensley with the Detroit Symphony
Limonade Tous les Jours by Charles L. Mee featuring Austin Pendleton, the cell, NYC
Kate Baldwin, She Loves Him with special guest Sheldon Harnick, Writer and Director; Feinstein’s and Arena Stage
Kate Baldwin, American Songbook, Co-Developer and Director Lincoln Center’s The Allen Room
Lea Salonga in The Journey So Far, Co-Developer and Writer Café Carlyle, The Carlyle Hotel
A Little Night Music, The Princeton Festival at Princeton University
The Boyfriend, The Princeton Festival at Princeton University
A Man of No Importance by Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; B-sides Productions
Foodies, Seasoned, Women Rising for Speranza Theatre Company
Generation Graffiti by Janine Nabers; Samuel French OOB Play Festival at Theatre Row
Our Country, by Tony Asaro, The New York Music Theatre Festival
Ice Cream by Caryl Churchill, The New School for Drama
Space by Bekah Brunstetter, The New School for Drama