Diana Lawrence is a composer, lyricist, music director and performer. Her multi-playwright collaborative musical, Next Stop, was performed in workshop at the Steppenwolf Garage in 2013, and will be produced by Bailiwick Chicago in 2016/17. Mill Girls, her musical about America’s first female workforce, was workshopped at The Music Theatre Company in June of 2015. Diana regularly writes for both The Second City and Storycatchers Theatre, a company that creates original musicals with incarcerated youth. As a songwriter/performer, she has released three albums and recently opened for Nellie McKay. Diana is a 2010 alum of the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project.