“A force-10 blitz of over-protective maternal tyranny… has a face capable of great comic expression & moves like a hyper-caffeinated 3D cartoon character.”
– Herald Sun
After Diana’s successful SOLO SHOW at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival & MelbFringe, NAKED will be touring Australia and Edinburgh in 2017. Diana brings a stellar performance that peels away the wonderous, confusing, and hilarious layers of life in Australia. Viet style. EXPOSED, STRIPPED, NAKED. The co-creator of Australian-Vietnamese comedy smash hit Phi and Me which has toured Australia and Orange County USA, Diana Nguyen is back and ready to bare all. “It’s funny and gorgeous, and it is impossible not to adore Diana.” – Aussie Theatre For tickets go to www.melbournefringe.com.au or www.diananguyen.com.au/NAKED
JOHN BOLTON THEATRE SCHOOL
So I have decided to go back to school at the ripe age of 31. For me. “So with this, I would like to announce that I was offered a place in fantastic theatre school and I have accepted the offer. This means I will be going school for an intense 4 months, 5 days a week studying and making performance at the John Bolton Theatre School in Melbourne. It all starts from August to December and I am incredibly excited.” To read more click here – Play School News Week 1 – Blog Post Week 9 – When I met Malcolm, my clown
FEB 2016 UPDATE: Diana will be commence filming in USA with her mum. 40 questions and all. A personal project to document my mother’s Vietnamese refugee experience. It has been a long time in the making, and this year is the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam war ending. This project invites you to document your own family story. Why not ask #tellmeyourstory?
Phi and Me Web Series
Yes! We Pozible crowdfunded $11,000 in December 2014, and we are making this webseries. We need your help! We are recasting Phi Nguyen, more information can be found here. We finished our 2015 Australian Tour, performed at the Adelaide Fringe, Bankstown Performing Arts Centre, and Melbourne International Comedy Festival including the Drum Theatre, in front of 350 people. Thank you for the support, and we can’t wait for the next stage. Visit www.phiandme.com.au
Diana is facilitating drama programs at – SeaACT program Melbourne Playback Theatre Company funded by Creative Victoria and supported by City of Greater Dandenong, The Drum and Emerging Writers Festival.
November 8th – Wedding at Pavillion November 25th – Performance at Best Chance end of year celebration. December 2nd – Guest Speaking and Performance at Killester College December 30th – MC for wedding at Ripponlee Gardens
AFL Multicultural Commentator & Ambassador 2015/2016
Diana has been commentating the AFL Multicultural Round in Vietnamese in 2015 and 2016. This included a tv spot on Friday Front Bar on Channel 7.
Melbourne Theatre Company – Connect Ambassador
I have been an ambassador for 2 years, and will continue in 2016. I performed a reading for the MTC Neon Festival in July 2015, by Sean McIntyre and directed by Marco Romeo at the Southbank Theatre. The opportunity came through by my role as Ambassador for MTC and Multicultural Arts Victoria, and a very good audition. I hope to have future opportunities at MTC, and diversify the MTC audience membership.
Melbourne Playback Theatre Company
Every Monday, I rehearse with Melbourne Playback, an improvisational theatre company that retells audiences stories through drama. Melbourne Playback performs for corporate, local government, not for profit and community, and also provides training. What is Melbourne Playback? Watch this video and visit www.melbourneplayback.com.au. https://vimeo.com/160862894