Are You Waiting For Permission?

A conversation with solo performer, Diana Varco

Episode Summary

Diana Varco is a UCB/Groundlings trained improviser, storyteller and actress, and the playwright/performer of Shattered - a fast-paced, tragicomedy solo show that uses comedy and character work to create conversations on mental health and healing.

Episode Notes

Diana Varco is a UCB/Groundlings trained improviser, storyteller and actress using humor to heal. Her solo show Shattered uses comedy and character-work to explore mental health, the power of Shame, post-traumatic growth, and much more! Since its premiere in 2017, Shattered has graced many stages in LA, NYC (off-Broadway), and a recent 25 show run at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. With over 10 years in comedy, Diana co-created and co-produced the variety show Ladies' Night - which ran over 5 years in Los Angeles - co-created the improv-based web series Riding Buddies and co-wrote the pilot MomCircle. For more information - visit or follow @dianavarco on IG!


Your hosts of Are You Waiting for Permission? are Meridith Grundei and Joseph Bennett. They're friends, co-hosts, actors, improvisers, and coaches. She lives in NYC and coaches actors, business professionals, and presenters to fully engage with their audience, and themselves. She also mentors young actors and directors. He lives in San Miguel de Allende, México, and  coaches artists and other creative beings about the beautiful business of art — and life. 

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Joseph Bennett the artist/coach extraordinaire

*Special thanks to Amy Shelley and Gary Grundei of high fiction for letting us use their music for the Are You Waiting for Permission? podcast.

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