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Diana Burbano is a Colombian immigrant, a playwright, an Equity actor, and a teaching artist at Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble and South Coast Repertory.

Diana’s play Ghosts of Bogota, won the Nu Voices festival at Actors Theatre of Charlotte in 2019 where it will be produced in 2022. Ghosts was commissioned and debuted at Alter Theater in the Bay Area in Feb 2020. Sapience, a Playground-SF 2020, Winner will premiere at The Moxie Theatre in January 2022. Fabulous Monsters, a Kilroy's selection was to premiere at Playwrights Arena in 2020 (postponed).

She is in the Geffen’s Writers Lab in 20-21 and was in Center Theatre Group’s 2018-19 Writers Workshop cohort. She is under or has completed commissions for Artists Repertory Theatre, Latino Theatre Company, Center Theatre Group, Lower Depths Ensemble, and Livermore Shakespeare Festival.

Diana recently played Leona in Brian Quijada's Somewhere Over The Border online at Arizona Theatre Company. You can also see her as Viv the Punk in the cult musical Isle of Lesbos.

Known For
Ghosts of Bogotá


Diana Burbano

This dark comedy follows 3 siblings as they return to their parents’ birth country to bury a grandfather… who no one will mourn. A universal story about family secrets told through a Latinx lens and a unique tale about the immigrant experience of never feeling fully at home in a country that can claim you.