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Diane Flacks is a writer/performer whose solo shows, Myth Me, By a Thread, Random Acts and Bear With Me (based on her book, published by McClelland & Stewart), have been critically acclaimed, published and toured North America. She has twice performed excerpts from Bear With Me at the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Fest. Most recently, Diane’s play Waiting Room premiered at Tarragon theatre, where she also wrote and performed in By a ThreadSIBS (with Richard Greenblatt), Care, Gravity Calling and Theory of Relatives.

Diane’s written for tv, including Working the Engels, Baroness Von Sketch Show, Young Drunk PunkPR, The Broad Side, a MOW version of her play SIBS, and Kids in the Hall. Diane can be heard on your radio as CBC’s national parenting columnist and a contributor to DNTO and Tapestry. She’s written for The Star, the Globe and Today’s Parent magazines. She most recently played the lead in the independent film, Portrait of A Serial Monogamist, which is making the rounds of film fests, and the play Freda and Jem’s Best of the Week at Buddies. Upcoming, she is writing on the new CBC series Workin’ Moms, and appears in Body Politic at Buddies, and her newest play Unholy will be produced by Nightwood Theatre at Buddies next season. She is a proud mom of two awesome boys.

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Published Works

  • Random Acts was published in a collection called Lesbian Plays: Coming of Age in Canada, published by Playwrights Canada Press, edited by Rosalind Kerr
  • SIBS by Diane Flacks and Richard Greenblatt was published by Playwrights Canada Press
  • By A Thread was published by Playwrights Canada Press in a collection of one-person shows called SIngular Voices, edited by Tony Hamill
  • I’d Kiss You But by Diane Flacks, Victoria Ward and Wendy White was published in a collection called Rhubarb-O-Rama by Playwrights Canada Press, edited by Franco Boni
  • Bear With Me — excerpt published in Outspoken, edited by Susan G Cole, published by Playwrights Canada Press
  • The Road to Hell, a short scene is included in Snappy Shorts at the Tarragon, published by Playwrights Canada Press, compiled by Andy McKim
  • Waiting Room, published by Playwrights Canada Press, 2016
  • Unholy – published by Playwrights Canada Press, fall 2019.


  • Unholy was nominated for a Dora Award for Outstanding New Play and was the winner of Canadian Atheist’s Award for Art, entertainment, or culture story of the year 2018.
  • Diane has been nominated for a Chalmers, Dora, and Kobzar Award for her writing.

Great writing, great performing, great theatre…Diane Flacks, remember the name.

Richard OuzounianCBC Radio (Toronto, ON)

Flack’s power of observation and characterization are stunning.

Now Magazine (Toronto, ON)

Flacks, who has an unerring ear for quirky vocal mannerisms, is the sharpest character comedian to come out of Canada since Mike Myers and, at its best, her writing can be both hilarious and acerbic.

The Calgary Herald (Calgary, AB)

(Praise for 'By A Thread')…terrific writing and performing and well deserving of standing O’s

Geoff ChapmanToronto Star (Toronto, ON)

(Praise for 'Waiting Room') Deeply personal; (Flacks) definitely knows of what she writes…sharp detail

The Globe and Mail