(Re)Enter, Stage Left

When she attended Scripps, Diana Sherman was a writing fiend.

The author of and participant in several of the College’s ETC (Extremely Theatrically Confused) Players productions, Sherinan gained particular notoriety when, as a student, she twice won the Lor Angeles Young Playwrites Festival sponsored by the Blank Theater Company.

Today, Sherman continues in her success. She reports: “I had a short story published in Talebones (www.talebones.com) in December; in fa11 2004, I have a one-act play coming out in an anthology from the Wheatland Press and another short story in the antholog Polyphony. I had a staged reading at Moving Arts of the first act of a three-act play that I’m working on (www.movingarts.org). I directed at this year’s Jerome Lawrence One-Act Festival at the 24th St.Theatre.”

In addition, Sherman has been teaching freshman composition at USC for three years, and this past spring, she added Scripps to her growing resume, taking a position as visiting lecturer in creative writing. Her workshop drew about 15 students from all The Clarenmont Colleges, and graduates of the class gave a staged reading of their work near the end of the semester. In addition, Sherman offered her personal expertise to attendees of a Scripps CP&R session on the business of writing.

A former writing fiend, perhaps, but today, she’s no slouch either.