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My Stroke Of Luck With Diane Barnes

My Stroke Of Luck by The Marsh 

Location: San Francisco Studio Theater, 1062 Valencia StreetSan Francisco 94110

February 24 – March 4 | San Francisco
Saturdays at 5pm | Sundays at 2pm
March 15 – March 29 | San Francisco
Thursdays at 8pm | Sundays at 2pm

Written & Performed by Diane Barnes
Directed by Rebecca Fisher
Developed with David Ford
Sound/Lightboard Operator: Alexa Almira

Artist (Diane Barnes) Biography

After surviving the catastrophe that inspired this show, Diane discovered improvisation (Patricia Marsden Ryan and BATS)! “Yes, and…” the mantra of improv, opened an alternate universe for this “Humm…show me the evidence,” skeptic scientist. Diane’s first solo performance (W. Allen Taylor) shared her experience negotiating the hurdles to single parent adoption. Audience response galvanized her with the power of storytelling and launched her new career.

Diane left the practice of medicine in 2010. Now a Meisner trained actor, Diane completed The American Conservatory Theater’s Summer Training Congress (modern and classic), studied with Anna Deveare Smith, Ann Randolph, Keith Johnstone, and The D’ell Arte School of Physical Drama. Diane has appeared at The Marsh, Ross Valley Players, College of Marin, Studio One, BATS, and Pan Theater.

My Stroke of Luck has a sold out run at the United Theater Festival in NYC, and played at the Atlanta Black Theater Festival, the LA Women’s Theater Festival, and various Canadian and U.S. Fringe Festivals.

Diane, a NYC transplant, 3rd generation physician is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale University School of Medicine, board certified in Diagnostic Radiology.