Diana Manole

Email: dianamanole@trentu.ca

Classes: CUST 2070Y, CUST 3070Y, CUST 4070Y


Diana Manole is a scholar, writer, and theatre director. She earned a PhD from the University of Toronto's Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, a Masters in Broadcast Journalism from Carleton University, an Hons. B.A. in Theatre Directing from the University of Theatre and Film, Bucharest; and an Hons. B.A. in Russian and Romanian from the University of Bucharest. She has published academic articles in Theatre Research in Canada (forthcoming, 34.2, Fall 2013), Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (forthcoming), The Journal of Religion and Theatre (2006) and the collections of essays Re-writing Chekhov: The Text and Its Mutations (Routledge 2012), Performance, Exile and ‘America’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), Overseas Encounters (Baia Mare North University Press, forthcoming), and International Women Stage Directors (University of Illinois Press, forthcoming). She is currently co-editing a collection of articles, Performing Freedom: Alternative Theatre in Eastern Europe after the Fall of Communism, with Dr. Vessela Warner.


She has also published 8 books (poems and plays), and contributed to several anthologies and magazines in Romanian, English, Polish, and German. Her work has been awarded 14 literary prizes, including Second Prize in the Romanian Dramatic Comedy Contest (2007) for The Textile Revolution and the Romanian Writers Union’s National Award for Debut in Drama from the (1999) for The Child Who Didn't Want to Be Born. Her directing credits include: He Left Home by Tadeusz Rózewicz (Trent 2012); Arabian Night by Roland Schimmelpfennig (Trent 2011); Attempts on Her Life by Martin Crimp (Trent 2010), Antigone by Sophocles; The Physicists by Friedrich Dürrenmatt; Richard II and Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare; and Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov. She will direct the 2013 Cultural Studies theatre production of Flying by Olga Mukhina, translated by John Freedman.


Poems by Diana Manole