Reviews & Awards

Reviews & Awards

Toronto Fringe Festival 2013

“…had the audience doubling over with laughter” – Mooney on Theatre

“…kooky energy and kitschy style” – Now Magazine

“How to become a Spinster – 10 easy steps to the life of your dreams!”



SELECTED FILM – “The Cleanse” (comedy)
Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival – 2006
Written by Diana Galligan, Irene Duma, Kirk Brillon, Simon Fraser
Starring Diana Galligan, Irene Duma, Kirk Brillon

SELECTED FILM – 69 Hour Film Challenge
“How to Sell – with Sex!” (comedy)
Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival – 2006
Written by Diana Galligan and Irene Duma
Starring Diana Galligan & Charles Watson

THEATRE – Volunteers Choice – Best of the Fringe for “Viva Vivi!”
San Francisco Fringe Festival
Written by Diana Galligan
Directed by Victoria Goring (Urban Spine)
Story Edited by Irene Duma

MEDIA: RTA School of Bite – Selected for Program
Mobile App Producer in the inaugural program where a team was selected from a group of comedians, producers, directors and writers. The team was giving production funding to develop prototypes for the next stage of media.

Toronto Fringe 2013

Reviews of “Viva Vivi” – Diana’s one-woman show about a movie star caught in the changing times when films became “talkies.”

“…her performance would captivate even Chaplain.”
Eye Weekly, Toronto Fringe 2008

“Galligan’s treatment of a down-and-out Vivi is hilarious.”
SF Weekly, San Franciso 2004

“…poignant, comic and engaging.”
San Francisco Chronicle, Robert Hurwit


Directing, joking and such.