Slideshow: Diane Edgecomb at the National Storytelling Festival October 2013 featuring the performances: Forbidden Stories, Twilight of Stones and Once in a Lifetime Events.
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 stories from Iraqi-Kurdistan developed on commission & performed in New York with musical accompaniment.
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; Storytelling Performances
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA
Storytelling Concerts and Theatre Events
Pontine Theatre, Portsmouth New Hampshire, A Celtic Evening- storytelling & Celtic harp
Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA annual performances of Summer and Winter Solstice with Celtic harp accompaniment
First Night, Boston: Deirdre of the Sorrows with harper Margot Chamberlain
Charlestown Working Theatre: The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song
Old Vienna Kaffeehaus, Storytelling with Celtic harp
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. She is in the process of completing a writing on a workshop taken with Zbigniew Cynkutis in 1984 which 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.