PTA Artist: Diana L. Ford

DIANA L. FORD, MLA – Director, Producer, Writer, Choreographer & Dancer

Ms. Diana L. Ford is an experienced Choreographer/Dancer/Multimedia Entrepreneur, and she does creative freelance work in association with DLF Productions & Company. She is a high school graduate from the Cincinnati School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA). She has a bachelor’s degree in Communications – Radio/Television from Northern Kentucky University (NKU). In 2012, she earned her M.A. in Liberal Arts with a discipline in Humanities and a focus on Social Justice, from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX, where she created her inspiring Community Facebook Blog page called Welcome to America: There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This Crap: https://www.facebook.com/WelcometoAmerica.TheresGottaBeSomethingBetter, which is an ongoing project that’s still in the process of being turned into a full theatrical production.

Ms. Diana has a wide range of theatrical and multi-media experience, both onstage and offstage, including working in the I.T. – Media Production and Distribution Division at Northern Kentucky University (NKU), where she was a Media Coordinator and managed the cable channel, a Production Assistant with Channel 12/WKRC (CBS), Cincinnati Children’s Theater, and performing in multiple Pones Inc. events and DANCEFIX by HBDC (formerly known as Rhythm & Motion) demonstrations and flash mobs throughout Greater Cincinnati and beyond. She has created several pieces for the PTA shows at CDT in the past, and this will be her 4th time producing and directing a PTA program.

She used to teach her JUST DANCE Class at CDT and the Williams YMCA, and DANCE FUZION at the Winton Hills Recreation Center. She also choreographed one version of the musical 100 Years of Divas in American Music… and performed in this production within other various capacities. Ms. Diana directed, produced and choreographed her own dance, spoken-word, multimedia and musical production in 2007 called *The Woman Within (Letting Go…)* for the 20/20 Festival in Cincinnati, OH. She has a very broad singing and acting background, and she writes as well.

Performance Description:

TitleWelcome to America: There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This Crap… (Part 4)

Choreographer: Ms. Diana L. Ford

Featuring Dancers: Lauren Deaton, Asterlyn Smith, Eliza Kopczynska (Violinist), and Kimala Frazier.

Welcome to America: There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This Crap… (Part 4) will have 4 main sections that illustrate how we currently live in a society filled with oppression, inequality, hate, blatant racism, and distrust of one another. Living in poverty is the new way of life for the masses. Then, prejudice, lies and propaganda are the norm as we slowly give away our freedom, bit by bit, to technology and the powers that be. This piece will also show our false sense of safety and security in a dominating world of fascism and the oligarchs. It will emphasize how important it is for people to wake up and see the truth, and stand up for the rights that we have left, before we have nothing left to save. For the only thing that truly divides human beings is us.

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