As Producing Director of Music-Theatre Group, Diane Wondisford, oversees the making of music-theatre from scratch; ranging from quiet work with composers, writers, directors and designers in the conceptual phase of their creations to the controlled chaos of the performing company’s first attempts to physicalize the words and music, to sitting amidst the audience at a performance of MTG’s work and providing timely feedback to the creators and their company.  Artists with whom she and MTG have recently engaged include:  COMPOSERS Douglas J.Cuomo, Susie Ibarra, Nico Muhly, Diedre Murray, Joshua Shneider, Wang Jie; WRITERS Anne Carson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Stephen Karam, Phil Schmiedl; DIRECTORS Daniel Fish, Robin Guarino, Garry Hynes, Susan Marshall, Chuck Maryan, Diane Paulus, David Schweizer; and DESIGNERS Gabriel Berry, William Cusick, Donald Eastman, Rick Martin, David Meschter, and Robert Wierzel.

Prior to her current role, Diane, in a twenty year partnership with the Group’s founder, Lyn Austin, produced the legendary JUAN DARIEN by Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal; MARCO POLO by Tan Dun and Paul Griffiths, and RUNNING MAN by Diedre Murray and Cornelius Eady, directed by Diane Paulus, among other landmark works.  She also lead MTG in worldwide touring to 14 cities with the works originated at MTG by Martha Clarke and Richard Peaslee, Richard Foreman and Stanley Silverman, and Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal.  For the Summers of 2005 & 2006, she crafted and co-directed a summer music-theatre immersion course affiliated with the School of Drama at the New School during which acclaimed Broadway directors and performers conducted a series of master classes.

Diane holds a BA in Speech and Drama and English with honors and departmental distinction from Mount Union College and an MFA in Theatre, Directing from The Ohio State University.  She is a longstanding member of A.R.T./NY (NYC’s service org. for off and off-off Broadway theatres) and the Vice Chair of the Board of OPERA America  (N.America’s service org. for opera and music-theatre companies).

Diane Wondisford

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Diane Wondisford, Producing Director  


Phone: 718.797.1145    info@musictheatregroup.org