My mission as a Mexican artist is to honor and celebrate my culture, to bring joy, and to build community using non-traditional ways of storytelling. 

   

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ABOUT

Diana Patricia Guizado (she/her) is a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Theatre & Dance. An actor, writer and producer, she seeks to create work that is inclusive, and that explores untold and relevant stories with women from underrepresented backgrounds at their core. She was a fellow for: the UT Urban Research Program in Los Angeles led by Dr. Omi Osun L. Jones. and Professor Sharon Bridgforth, and the New South Young Playwrights Festival in Atlanta. Her plays have been presented at Horizon Theatre Company in Atlanta and Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. In 2020 she completed an intensive study of the entertainment industry with a focus on Writing for TV & Film at the Wofford Denius UT Los Angeles Center for Entertainment & Media Studies. In 2021 she co-produced the short film "El Gato Feo" written and directed by Daniel Fabelo based on las soldaderas - the women who fought during the Mexican revolution. She's currently pursuing a certificate in Writing for TV Series at CasAzul in Mexico City. 

Photography - Kathryn Lane

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AFTERSHOCK/LA REPLICA

A world premiere stage-play that explores new dimensions of Latinx military service for the Austin Veteran Arts Festival.

Produced by Thinkery & Verse, Teatro Vivo, Canopy Theatre and ArtSpark

Directed by Karen Alvarado & John M. Meyer

Lighting Design - Patrick W Anthony

Costume & Scenic Design - Laura Gonzalez 

Stage Manager - Heather Ross & Kimberly Bond 

Sound Design - David DeMaris

Photography - Ulises Garcia 

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DIONYSUS IN AMERICA
BY JENNY PACANOWSKI

After developing the play through a grant with Aquila Theater, Thinkery & Verse works with first-time playwright and combat veteran Jenny Pacanowksi to offer a fast-paced, thrilling re-imagining of Euripides' The Bacchae.


Produced by Thinkery & Verse and Canopy Theatre

Directed by Karen Alvarado & John M. Meyer

Lighting Design - Patrick W Anthony

Scenic Design - Ashley Basile

ComposerSean Ullme

Stage Manager - Heather Ross 

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CONTRA TIEMPO: FUTURO

During the Summer Dance Intensive, created by the Los Angeles-based dance company CONTRA TIEMPO, participants become grounded in Urban Latin Dance Theater technique. It epitomizes art as social action, incorporating leadership development, community-building strategies, and social theater techniques such as Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed.

Artistic Director - Ana Maria Alvarez

Choreographers - Isis Avalos, Jannet Galdamez, Bianca Medina, Diana Toledo, Jasmine Stanley, Charlie Dando, Ruby Morales 

Photography - Tiffany Judkins

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A PLACE CALLED THE MIDDLE
BY I-CHIA CHIU

Performed in collaboration with the audience, a place called the middle is a participatory journey to a mythical hometown called "the middle," a place where the earth moves so slowly that inhabitants live for only half a day. The performance explores the idea of remembering, returning and reliving. 

Produced by University of Texas New Theatre

Directed by Adam L. Sussman

Dramaturg - Lena Barnard

Lighting Design - Rachel Atkinson 

Projection Design - Mingxiang Ya

Audio Design - Mikaela Kelarek​ & Benjamin T Clark

Costume Design - Laura Gonzalez 

Stage Manager - Brittney Dolan

Photography - Lawrence Peart

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MR BURNS 
BY ANNE WASHBURN

America has fallen, the power grids are gone, and humanity is on the edge of extinction. What will survive? The answer may surprise you. 


Produced by University of Texas at Austin

Directed by Khristián Méndez Aguirre

Lighting Design - Rachel Atkinson 

Scenic Design - Iman Corbani

Music Director - Al(aina) Monts

Sound Designer -James W. Parker

Costume Design - Aaron Kubacak

Stage Manager - Helen Hetrick

Photography - Lawrence Peart

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THROUGH THE SLUMBER GLASS
BY
DYLAN ROBERTS, ANDREW PERRY, HEATHER LEMMONS & MICHELLE KEIRSTEAD

A new play about dreams and dreamers by Last Visible Dog.


Produced by Pollyanna Theatre Company

Directed by Judy Matetzschk-Campbell

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LUNA BY RAMON ESQUIVEL

  A play for all ages, Luna tells the captivating story of Soledad who has trouble making friends as she moves from school to school. Turning inward, she finds comfort in the company of the moon, Luna, her constant companion. Their magical relationship encourages Soledad to reach out to those around her.

Produced by The University of Texas at Austin

Directed by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

Stage Manager - Jessica Forte

Costume Designer - Laura Gonzalez 

Dramaturg - Matthew Hernandez 

Technical Director - J.E. Johnson 

Music Director - Victor Martinez 

Lighting Designer - Mercedes Trinidad McCleary 

Scenic Designer - Lino Toys 

 
 

OUR ROOTS 
THE 2019 COHEN NEW WORKS FESTIVAL

Can we bring healing and forgiveness into the seeds of our own roots after decades of injustice? oUr rooTs is a site-specific devised piece and installation that explores the racial history of the University of Texas from the 1960s to 2019 through a collection of stories from people of color.

Producers - Diana Patricia Guizado & Molly Patrick-Collins

Directors - Anaya Green & Kialond Bronson-Smith

Composer - Kialond Bronson-Smith

Video - Darshan Desai

 
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SAFARI

When Shiko, an international student from Kenya, moves to America, she has to choose between her roots or her dreams all while trying to make friends and have a boyfriend.

Writers - Noni Kigera & Janki Desai

Directed by Ana Dragomir & Diana Guizado

Producers - Janki Desai, Noni Kigera, Ana Dragomir & Diana Guizado

Director of Photography - Evan Papadakis

 

REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS

BMW REVIEW: DIONYSUS IN AMERICA RAGES AGAINST THE WAR MACHINE AT THE VORTEX THEATRE

HOWLROUND THEATRE COMMONS: ROOTS OF TYA PLENARY AT THE 2019 SIN FRONTERAS FESTIVAL

CONTRA TIEMPO: FUTURO SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE 2019

 

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