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DIRECTING

"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."  CHARLES MEE, Playwright

"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.” AUSTIN PENDLETON, Actor/Director

Selected experienced below. For a complete résumé, please contact me. 

 

A Little Night Music , The Princeton Festival at Princeton University

A Man of No Importance by Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; B-sides Productions 

 

Jonathan Tunick Conducts Rodgers and Hammerstein featuring Kate Baldwin and Shuler Hensley with the Detroit Symphony

The Boyfriend, The Princeton Festival at Princeton University

 

Limonade Tous les Jours by Charles L. Mee featuring Austin Pendleton, the cell, NYC

 

Generation Graffiti by Janine Nabers; Samuel French OOB Play Festival at Theatre Row

 

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 

Our Country, by Tony Asaro, The New York Music Theatre Festival

 

Lea Salonga in The Journey So Far, Co-Developer and Writer Café Carlyle, The Carlyle Hotel 

Ice Cream by Caryl Churchill, The New School for Drama

 

Space by Bekah Brunstetter, The New School for Drama

Sundown by Andrew Rosendorf, The New School for Drama

"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."

ELEANOR HANDLEY, Lincoln Center, Hudson Valley Shakespeare, Pennsylvania Shakespeare

 

“What sets Diana apart from other directors, is her unique talent for making her actors feel like she’s traveling next to them while still guiding them. I would work with her anytime, anywhere.”

JIM WEITZER, Phantom of the Opera, Little Women