Bilingual theater artist, musician and writer, Haydn Díaz, received his B.A in English Literature and Minor in Theatre from the Honors College at FIU in Miami, Florida. Haydn strives to create theater, music and literature that is heavily informed and influenced by the three different disciplines and that portray the definite but diverse aesthetic and creational vision that only someone born in Bogotá, Colombia, raised in Miami, Florida and now residing in Brooklyn, New York can posses.
His senior thesis, Au Courant Gothic, An Original Compilation, composed of works for stage, short-fiction and poetry written during his work as an undergrad, was presented in Missoula, Montana as part of NCUR (National Conferences on Undergraduate Research) and in Gainesville, Florida as part of FCHC (Florida Collegiate Honors Council). His play, Like An Angel was chosen for the 2011 KCACTF (Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival). Miami’s annual Stage and Soundstage Festival produced his one-act It All—Almost—Makes Sense Now in the summer of 2011. In New York and in 2012, IATI Theater presented his play, Existing for Prolepsis: A Pseudo Tragicomedy in Two Acts.
He has worked as festival coordinator and sound designer for IATI Theater’s festival, PAM (Performing Arts Marathon) in 2012 and 2013. In the fall and winter of 2012, he directed the Shakespeare mash-up, Two Midsummer Nightsmen at The Tank as part of the Bad Theater Fest and stage-managed Animal Engine’s premiere of the devised theater piece, Age of the Android at Long Island City’s Secret Theater. In the spring of 2013, he was a New York Madness featured playwright at the Cherry Lane Theatre and directed a staged reading of Marina Burana’s Sfumato at at La Mama E.T.C Studios.
He is a company cofounder and performer of the devised theatre company, Rabbit Hole Alternative and is the frontman of the Williamsburg, Brooklyn based band, Profeta Poeta. Haydn Díaz is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and is the Literary Manager at IATI Theater where, under his leadership, the play development program has undergone a successful rebranding and restructuring and received an unprecedented amount of eminent submissions from playwrights from around the U.S, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.