Transformative Coach David J. Diamond answers your questions about how to have the career you want and the life you want working in the performing arts. How can you have the creative life that fulfills you and maintain a comfortable lifestyle? What are you missing in your pursuit of the creative experiences you seek? How can you balance work, art, family and stay healthy doing it all? Join the conversation and learn from your colleagues.
Anne Bogart is Head of Directing in the Theater Program at Columbia University, and the Artistic Director of SITI Company, which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. She is the recipient of a Doris Duke Artist Grant, a USA Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Recent works with SITI include Café Variations, Trojan Women, American Document,Antigone, Freshwater Under Construction; Who Do You Think You Are; Radio Macbeth; Hotel Cassiopeia; Death and the Ploughman; La Dispute; Score; bobrauschenbergamerica; Room; War of the Worlds; Cabin Pressure; The Radio Play; Alice’s Adventures; Culture of Desire; Bob; Going, Going, Gone; Small Lives/Big Dreams; The Medium; Noel Coward’s Hay Fever and Private Lives; August Strindberg’s Miss Julie; and Charles Mee’s Orestes 2.0. Operas includeCarmen, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Nicholas and Alexandra (Los Angeles Opera),Marina: A Captive Spirit (American Opera Projects), and Lilith and Seven Deadly Sins (New York City Opera). Bogart is the author of several books: A Director Prepares, The Viewpoints Book, And Then, You Act and most recently Conversations with Anne.
David J. Diamond is an artist, career coach for theatre artists, community activist and teacher. Current projects include coordinatin
g the La MaMa International Symposium for Directors, Playwright Retreat, Residencies and Master Acting Workshops in Spoleto, Italy each summer. He serves on the Steering Committee of Theatre Without Borders and co-produced the 2010 Conference: Acting Together on the World Stage: Theatre and Peacebuilding in Conflict Zones. He serves the Advisory Boards of DNAWorks and H.E.A.T. Collective. He regularly presents workshops on Arts and Peacebuilding in the US and abroad.
He has worked with the U.S. Army as a mentor director on Army bases; served as adjudicator for the Army’s One-Act Play Competition and was a delegate to the International Theatre Institute Congress in Madrid.
Through his company, Career Coaching for Artists, David presents workshops for professionals and students, including Directing Your Theatre Career at Yale School of Drama, Brown, DePaul, National Theatre Institute, Columbia (where he is an Adjunct Professor) among others. He co-teaches a course in World Theatre at Sarah Lawrence College. He is an Adjunct Professor at Pace University. Former Executive Director of Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, he has an M.A. from NYU in Performance Studies and B.A. from University of Illinois. www.davidjdiamond.com