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Diane Borger has held the position of Executive Producer at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts for the past 12 years, first joining the company in 2009 as the Executive Producer for the immersive theatrical production of Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More. Working alongside Tony award-winning Director, Diane Paulus, Diane focused on the development of ground-breaking theatrical experiences that catalyse dialogue and transformation, transferring multiple productions from the A.R.T stage to Broadway and beyond.
Diane is a multi-Tony winning producer with credits such as Waitress with music by Grammy-Award winner Sara Bareilles; Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill with a book by Diablo Cody; revivals of Pippin and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess; Finding Neverland with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, all directed by Diane Paulus; All The Way by Robert Schenkkan; The Glass Menagerie directed by John Tiffany; Nice Fish by Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins, directed by Claire van Kampen; Natasha Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 and Moby-Dick, both featuring music, lyrics, and book by Dave Malloy, directed by Rachel Chavkin; the developmental production of Once with music by Glenn Hansard and book by Edna Walsh, directed by John Tiffany; and The Black Clown adapted from the Langston Hughes poem, directed by Zack Winokur.
Prior to A.R.T., Diane spent over a decade as General Manager at the Royal Court Theatre in London, working with Artistic Director Ian Rickson where they produced more than one hundred and fifty productions across the Royal Court stages, the West End and Broadway, including Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem and The Night Heron, directed by Ian Rickson; 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane, directed by James Macdonald; Fallout by Roy Williams, directed by Ian Rickson; The Sugar Syndrome by Lucy Prebble, directed by Marianne Elliott; A Number by Caryl Churchill, directed by Stephen Daldry; random by debbie tucker green, directed by Sacha Wares; The Seagull in a new version by Christopher Hampton directed by Ian Rickson; Rock ‘n’ Roll by Tom Stoppard, directed by Trevor Nunn; That Face by Polly Stenham, directed by Jeremy Herrin.
Previously Diane spent thirteen years as Deputy Head of the National Theatre Studio, under the late Sir Peter Hall and then Sir Richard Eyre, where she worked with Peter Gill and Sue Higginson and oversaw training, programming and residencies for emerging and prominent playwrights, directors, actors and designers.