Slideshow: Diane Edgecomb at the National Storytelling Festival October 2013 featuring the performances: Forbidden Stories, Twilight of Stones and Once in a Lifetime Events.
Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
National Storytelling Festival, TN
Connecticut Storytelling Festival, CT
Three Apples Storytelling Festival, MA
United Solo Theatre Festival, NYC
Johnny Cake Storytelling Festival, RI
Bread and Roses Festival, MA
Museums and Creative Centers:
International Storytelling Center, TN
Kurdish Library and Museum, NY: Telling Kurdish Tales developed on commission & performed in New York with musical accompaniment.
Natural History Museum, PA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Science, Boston MA
Center for the Arts, Natick MA
Club Passim, Cambridge, MA
New England Science Center; Worcester, MA
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA
Storytelling Concerts and Theatre Events
Central Square Theatre, Cambridge, MA
Gloucester Stage, Gloucester, MA
New Hampshire Theatre Project, Portsmouth, NH
Pontine Theatre, Portsmouth NH
Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA annual performances of Summer and Winter Solstice with Celtic harp accompaniment
First Night, Boston
Charlestown Working Theatre, Charlestown, MA
Old Vienna Kaffeehaus, Westboro, MA
Universities and Colleges (partial)
Eastern Tennessee State University, Tennessee
Hamilton College, NY
Emerson College, MA,
Providence College, RI,
Pine Manor College, MA
Radio Appearances: Guest storyteller on National Public Radio’s “Living on Earth”, WGBH Spider’s Web, WMBR, WUMB, WADN, WERS, David Brudnoy Show & WBOS.
Diane’s involvement in Alternative Theatre has spanned over thirty years. She has trained extensively in expressive movement and voice, working with companies influenced by the Polish Laboratory Theatre as well as with actors associated with that theatre especially Zbigniew Cynkutis. RESTRAINTS, her solo work in this approach stretches the boundaries of traditional theatre, relying on juxtapositions and images to tell its story. Her new book: Source Work for Actors, a workshop intensive with Zbigniew Cynkutis of the Grotowski Theatre Lab will soon be released.
She has also worked with some of this areas most innovative experimental theatre companies; Stage One Theatre Lab, Boston (1975-78), and Double Edge Theatre (1989-92). With Double Edge Theatre she performed the role of Bruno Schultz in their acclaimed production “Song of Absence”. The company received numerous awards for this piece including “Best of Boston” in the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, the Boston Phoenix and the New England Monthly as well as ‘Critics Choice’ in The Boston Globe and the Allston-Brighton Journal. In her experimental theatre work, she has been greatly influenced by the approach of Jerzy Grotowski, and more significantly by the work of Zbigniew Cynkutis a leading actor with the Polish Laboratory Theatre. After studying with Cynkutis she continued to look for ways to integrate this work into solo explorations. The most notable being her performance of Restraints which received critical accolades from the Boston Globe and tours nationally.
At area regional theatres, Diane has played a variety of roles. These have included Joan in St. Joan at Worcester Foothills Theatre; Nora in Plough in the Stars at Lyric Stage, Boston; Philia in As You Like It at New Rep Theatre and Susannah in Bedroom Farce at Tufts Arena Theatre for which she won a Year’s Best Performance Award from the Boston Herald.