Diana Howie

BIOGRAPHY

Diana Howie's plays have been performed in Houston, Chicago, Edinburgh, Vienna, and other cities. Her twelve full-length plays have received recognition in competitions in Texas, South Carolina, and Massachusetts. A touring production of "Susanna of Stratford" was sponsored by both the Texas Commission on the Arts and Young Audiences. Her collection of fifty monologues for teens, "Tight Spots," is available from Pioneer Drama Service. Playscripts, Inc. published her play about Alexander Hamilton, "The Brightest Light" in 2004, and it has been anthologized in "Best Stage Scenes of 2005" (Smith & Kraus). Ms. Howie is the bookwriter of an original contemporary musical about a jury on a murder trial ("The Jury is Out!"), the songs of which are on SoundCloud.



Ms. Howie produced an annual New Play Reading Series for local playwrights from 1993- 2013 at Houston's Country Playhouse, where she was Playwright in Residence from 1997 through 2015. She holds an MA in Theatre Arts from the University of Houston, studying there with José Quintero and Edward Albee. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America.
 

NOTE FROM PLAYWRIGHT

The impetus for my first play, "The Brightest Light" (about what prompted Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton to duel), has been very typical of what starts me on a new work. I don't begin with an idea that I want to address, but instead I get intrigued by something: a fact, a story, an overheard conversation, an odd conflict. I pursue that, and by the time I have written the play and figured out what happened between these characters, what the play is really about (the theme, the premise, the idea) has usually revealed itself to me. The motifs of community and/or ferreting out the truth for oneself can be found to some degree in most of my full-length plays. 

WEBSITE

https://www.dramatistsguild.com/members/dianahowie/

 

CONTACT

dmhowie@swbell.net

 

LIST OF PLAYS (complete list may be seen on Dramatist Guild website)

Tight Spots (50 monologues for teens). www.pioneerdrama.com

The Brightest Light. www.playscripts.com

The Jury is Out (musical) https://soundcloud.com

All unpublished play scripts at newplayexchange.org

 

NOTE FROM MonologueBank

Material purchased on this website may be utilized for personal, non-commercial use for auditions or educational purposes. For all other inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or other types of use, contact the Writer directly at dmhowie@swbell.net

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A "spirit" of George Washington speaks of his best Christmas ever. 

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A "spirit" of George Washington speaks of his best Christmas ever.

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Carmen is putting on her make-up for the day, not happy with being ignored at a bar last night.

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Carmen is putting on her "war paint" for the day.

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Carmen is putting on her "war paint" for the day.

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Despite a disastrous night last night, Carmen applies her morning’s make-up, readying herself to be noticed.

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Susanna, Shakespeare`s daughter, is having fun in an empty church.

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Susanna Shakespeare`s boldness with the Queen may jeopardize her most prized possession.

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Susanna Shakespeare has received a startling present.

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