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Diane Holly Sampson

Diane Holly Sampson

Biography

Diane Sampson (lyricist, librettist, playwright) has written the books and lyrics for 5 musicals, including Oh, Progeny! (two Bay Area productions) and The Tale of Sleeping Cutie, a commissioned work produced in San Francisco in 2014 and now Living Large (librettist and co-lyricist). Full-length non-musicals include Naked and The Greater Good, a finalist in Memphis’s Playhouse on the Square’s New Works Competition in 2019. Diane’s short plays have been staged in venues as far afield as Seattle, Miami and London, and her short piece Undone was made into a film shown in PlayGround’s Annual Film Festival in 2013. She was an associate producer and co-writer for the documentary Faces of Genocide, winner of an award for Excellence in Filmmaking at the Newport Beach Film Festival in 2019. Diane is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret

Regions

  • Northern California

Interested in touring?

  • No

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Lyricist
  • Bookwriter/Librettist

My Instruments

  • Voice

Affiliations

  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD

Pronouns

  • She/Her