Diana L. Brown

@dianasf

Diana's Info

At the 2018 San Francisco Improv Festival, Diana was voted most valuable Mentor/Teacher by the San Francisco/ Bay Area improv community.

As an improv teacher, director and coach, Diana enjoys approaching the work through character keeping the main focus on needs, desires and hopes and the impact they have on relationship. She especially enjoys creating exercises in the moment that address specific performer challenges.

Critical review of Diana’s performance:
“Characters comfortable in their own skin” — Roger Caitlin, The Washington Post

Diana leads Level I and Level lll Improv classes at the Leela SF Training Center and Leela's Spring Break Trio Jam.

"Diana is a true gift to her students." — Jill Eickmann, Artistic Director, Leela Improvisational Theatre and Training Center

Independently, Diana has been a guest instructor for City College San Francisco and has created custom improv workshops for corporate clients through her company Improv Recess™.

“Diana Brown is a force onstage, it's hard to take your eyes & ears off of her! She brings her years of improv and stage experience to her classes; inviting students to deepen their work through intricate stage picture exercises. I was so happy to soak up some of her knowledge!” -Nicole Marcks, Dynamic Tension Workshop Participant, Salt Lake City DuoFest 2019

“Diana, was amazing to work with! She took a group of quiet engineers and data scientists and through a series of really fun games got us to play together. She demystified improv and it’s applications to work and life. In the process we had fun and got closer. We can’t wait to have her back at Airbnb!”
— Lindsay P., Data Scientist, Airbnb, San Francisco

Diana directs Leela's Performing Improv Ensemble The Professionals. She also coaches the nationally touring improv ensemble Peach Pit.

"Diana’s coaching style is uniquely powerful and positive. She listened to our performance goals and closely observed how we work together as well as our communication. Her understanding was reflected back to us in clear insights on what we are doing well and specific exercises. Her direction strengthened our confidence and our skills. We can’t wait to work with Diana again and recommend her for anyone." — Nationally touring professional improv ensemble PEACH PIT

Currently Teaching at: Leela

For more info: http://www.dianalynnbrown.com

Diana's Workshops

Dynamic Tension
Nefarious: Discovering your delicious villains
What a Character
Improv Triage: A treatment lab for your improv challenges.

"Diana Brown is a force onstage, it's hard to take your eyes & ears off of her! She brings her years of improv and stage experience to her classes; inviting students to deepen their work through intricate stage picture exercises. I was so happy to soak up some of her knowledge!" - Nicole Marcks, Participant in Dynamic Tension Workshop, 2019 Salt Lake City DuoFest

"Diana transformed us, both as individuals - with greater confidence and skills that we could carry in our respective workplaces and daily lives and as a group" - — David C. on Yelp (Teaching with Leela Theater, San Francisco)

"Diana’s coaching style is uniquely powerful and positive." - Peach Pit, Nationally touring improv ensemble

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