Diana Grisanti is a Playwright in Residence at Theatre  in Louisville, Kentucky. Her play The Patron Saint of Losing Sleep was produced at Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, and her play River City received a Rolling World Premiere through the National New Play Network. Her other plays include The Class Of '94, Abilene, Semantics, Dorina and the Plague, and many shorter works. Additionally, Grisanti and her husband, the playwright Steve Moulds, have co-written three plays: The Stranger and Ludlow Quinn (a serialized epic in 11 chapters, commissioned and produced by Theatre ), The Baker Goes to War (commissioned and produced by Walden Theatre), and The Two Lobbyists of Verona (the first world premiere in the 55-year history of Kentucky Shakespeare Festival). Grisanti was a Core Apprentice at the Playwrights' Center, the inaugural recipient of the Marsha Norman Spirit of Achievement Lilly Award, a finalist for the Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, a nominee for the Wasserstein Prize, and a runner-up for the Leah Ryan Prize. She is an Al Smith Fellow through the Kentucky Arts Council. She holds an M.F.A. from the Michener Center for Writers, University of Texas at Austin.