Diana Slickman is a writer, performer, and director working in Chicago since 1985. An alumna of the internationally acclaimed Neo-Futurists
(www.neofuturists.org), she performed in their signature show Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind for 8 years and wrote, directed and performed in many of their prime time productions, including Drinking & Writing, The Sycamore Story, and You Are Not Here. She currently writes and performs monologues as part of the solo performance group BoyGirlBoyGirl and works with Theater Oobleck (www.theateroobleck.com), having appeared in their productions of Spirits to Enforce, The Passion of the Bush, The Book of Grendel, and Letter Purloined.
Diana has been a featured solo performer at the Uptown Poetry Slam, The Poetry Center of Chicago, The Uptown Writer’s Space, The Partly Dave Show, and The Acorn Theater, among others. She’s worked as an actor with many, many theater companies whose diverse agendas range from performing the works of Shakespeare for inner-city high school students to deconstructing a single issue of Woman’s Day magazine. Diana is a sometime publisher with the micro-press Hope & Nonthings (www.hopeandnonthings.com), which brings to print the work of punk rock authors and Chicago playwrights and performers, and she is associate publisher for Agate Publishing (www.agatepublishing.com).
She dislikes writing about herself in the third person, but sometimes circumstances