As a co-founder and then Artistic and Managing Director of Headlines Theatre, David Diamond has directed over 380 community specific theatre projects on issues such as racism, gender roles, violence, addiction, self-esteem, First Nations' Residential Schools, globalization, language reclamation and many, many others. Diamond has directed workshops throughout BC, Canada and the USA, as well as in Namibia, New Zealand, Germany, Austria, Italy, Singapore, Australia and Finland. He has also been involved in the writing and/or directing of all of Headlines' main stage plays, including NO' XYA' (Our Footprints), Out of the Silence, Mamu, Squeegee, Corporate U, Here and Now, Meth and the Legislative Theatre project, Practicing Democracy. Diamond has pioneered the development of live, interactive Forum Television and web casting. Diamond is a 1975 graduate of the University of Alberta with a BFA in acting. He worked as a professional actor in theatre, television and film throughout Western Canada until 1981 when he co-founded Headlines Theatre.

He digested his 36 years as a theatrical activist for Theatre for Living: The Art and Science of Community-Based Dialogue (Trafford 2007). It received the Distinguished Book Award in 2008 from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE), the first self-published book to receive the honour. [See press release below]

DATE OF BIRTH: July 9, 1953

PLACE OF BIRTH: WInnipeg, Manitoba


EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Artistic and Managing Director of Headlines Theatre

AWARDS: Honorary Doctorate on Letters from the University College of the Fraser Valley

BOOKS: Theatre for Living (Trafford, 2007) 978-1-4251-2458-8

[BCBW 2008] "Theatre"