What is your name? Where are you from?

My name is Diana Grisanti and I am from Louisville, KY. 

What is the project you are working on at SPACE?

I am working on a brand new play, probably titled The Class of ’94. It’s been good because most of the plays I’ve been writing have been quick-turnaround commissions, where I write them and then they happen. This summer has been full of that. So, Ryder Farm has been nice and luxurious and I’m like, “Oh yeah, this is what it’s like to just write a first draft and explore”.

Where have you been spending most of your time at SPACE?

I’ve been enjoying the table in Kay Hall at the bottom of the stairs. I’ve also been reading in the rocking chair down there a lot, as well as the comfy green chair.

What’s coming up next for you and your project?

In early December, I have a Roundtable Reading at the Lark. They just invite playwrights and you can bring whatever you want. I think I’m going to bring this play, so that’ll be kind of like my first draft deadline. Maybe even second draft, if I get my act together. Who knows what’ll happen from there.

If you were reincarnated as a farm animal, what farm animal would you be and why?

I’m going to be on a farm in a different part of the world, because I want to be a lizard. I love lizards. I’m basically cold-blooded. I’m always freezing, and so to go out and warm myself in the sun would be great. So I’ll be on a lizard farm. Or maybe I’m just on a farm in Mexico, scurrying about. I’m not exactly a farm animal, but I’m on that farm.