Diana Castle


Artistic Director

Diana Castle is a first generation American born of a holocaust survivor. She attended a fine arts high school before graduating with a BFA in theatre with a music minor. She began her career in both musicals and dramatic roles in NYC, in national tours and regional theatre, as well as on stages internationally.

Diana began working with actors privately in the mid 1980’s as she continued her career on stage and in film and television. She has received multiple awards and critics choice accolades for her work including The Maverick Award from The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre festival for “self styled creativity” and her “maverick” contributions to the creative community.

Diana Castle’s THE IMAGINED LIFE™ – Acting As The Art of The Empathetic Imagination- is a creative philosophy and practical application of your natural empathetic imagination to the art of acting.

Diana works with actors, singers, writers and directors of diverse backgrounds from all over the world in an effort to illuminate an experience of alternative perspectives, facilitate catharsis and create community through her creative philosophy and the empathetic imagined life experience.

She believes, as the playwright Henrik Ibsen wrote, that- “The only revolution that counts is a revolution of the human spirit.”Diana comes highly referred by industry professionals and is lauded as one of the “top most respected” acting teachers/coaches in the business.

Diana created THE IMAGINED LIFE™ Theatre in Los Angeles, where she holds eight classes a week.

Her video and audio lectures are available at Samuel French bookstores, iTunes and at www.theimaginedlife.com