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Kristoffer Diaz is an American playwright, screenwriter, and educator
- …I realized that what I had been watching was a fairly remarkable hybrid storytelling form: part live theatrical event, part polished television production, part sports spectacular, part collaborative improvised dance — and so much more. It’s a art form that synthesizes tons of other art forms into what appears to be simple, mindless entertainment, and it’s fascinating…
- On his first love of professional wrestling in “BWW Interview: Acclaimed Playwright Luis Alfaro of OEDIPUS EL REY at Magic Theatre Talks about His Path & the Role of the Artist in Creating Change” in Breaking Character Magazine (2012 Apr 16)
- If you’re a playwright who doesn’t want to do people-on-a-couch plays, there are not a lot of avenues…You can go and do television, or you can stay and fight with organizations that aren’t really equipped to support work by people of color or experiment with form.
- On experimenting as a playwright in “Playwright Kristoffer Diaz steps into the ring” in the Los Angeles Times (2011 Aug 21)
- Television has lapped theater in a lot of storytelling techniques — realism, depth of character, complicated storytelling…What we have that’s different in the theater is the audience in the space with us. And I’m not interested in ignoring the space between us.
- On how theater differs from television in “Playwright Kristoffer Diaz steps into the ring” in the Los Angeles Times (2011 Aug 21)
- I had Chavo Guerrero in mind a lot when I was writing this play…Chavo’s job was to make guys look better than they were, which meant he lost a lot. And he was so skilled at it that there weren’t a lot of guys who could play that same fall-guy role for him so that he could be the champion.
- On the inspiration for his play The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity in “Playwright Kristoffer Diaz steps into the ring” in the Los Angeles Times (2011 Aug 21)