Lydia Diamond's plays include: Voyeurs de Venus (2006 Joseph Jefferson Award for best new work, 2006 Black Theater Alliance Award for best writing), The Bluest Eye (2006 Black Arts Alliance Image Award for best new play and 2008 AATE Distinguished Play Award), The Gift Horse (Theodore Ward Prize, Kesselring Prize 2nd Place), Stick Fly (2008 Susan Smith Blackburn Finalist, 2006 Black Theatre Alliance Award for best play), Lizzie Stranton, and Harriet Jacobs. Producing Theatres include: Arena Stage, The Huntington, New Vic, Goodman, Steppenwolf, Long Wharf, Hartford Stage, McCarter, Playmakers Rep, Providence Black Rep, Chicago Dramatists, Congo Square, TrueColors, The Matrix, and Company One. Commissions include: Steppenwolf, Actors Theatre of Louisville/Victory Gardens, McCarter, Huntington, and The Roundabout. Stick Fly is published by Northwestern University Press. Ms. Diamond is a 2009 NEA/Arena Stage New Play Development Grant Finalist, an 2006-2007 Huntington Playwright Fellow, a current TCG Board Member, and is on faculty at Boston University.