Diane StilesVice President / All Stars Project of New York Programs
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In 2014, Ms. Stiles was named Vice President of Programs for All Stars Project of New York, where she heads the full portfolio of innovative programs and produces demonstration workshops for Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids. In keeping with her interest in the arts, Diane also curates the exhibit space at All Stars Project national headquarters on West 42nd Street. Additionally, she is executive producer of the Otto René Castillo Awards for Political Theatre, an annual event recognizing political artists and theatre companies around the world.
After years of volunteering in a wide range of roles, Ms. Stiles joined the All Stars staff in the late 1990s as the managing director of the Castillo Theatre. Diane guided Castillo’s growth as a leading political theatre in New York City, creating collaborations with playwrights, theatre artists and companies such as Woodie King, Jr.’s New Federal Theatre, Desmond Richardson, Ntozake Shange, the New Yiddish Rep and the Negro Ensemble Company. Diane has also held positions at The Pierpont Morgan Library, the Merce Cunningham Foundation, and the College Board.
Diane received her BFA from Pratt Institute.