Diva Therapy

Joan Kane directed a Zoom reading of Diva Therapy by John Mark Lucas. It was presented on June 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm as part of the Theater for the New City On The Air Series This is a new version that Mr. Lucas has developed following our live action reading, also directed by Joan Kane at TornPage on January 21, 2020.


Cher, Bette, Diana, Barbra and Liza walk into a therapist’s office…


The cast of Diva Therapy featured John Cencio Burgos, David Drumgold, Terry Hanson, Steven Hauck, Douglas Rowan, Jimmy Tomkins and Everett Quinton.

Everett Quinton is an actor, director and playwright and was a longtime member of Charles Ludlam’s Ridiculous Theatrical CompanyI where he was an actor, director and costume designer. While there he appeared in over 75 productions including Camille, Bluebeard, Exquisite Torture, Turds in Hell, Conquest of the Universe, Utopia Inc, The Bells, Movieland. Galas, Salammbo, A Tale of Two Cities, The mystery of Irma Vep, Linda, and Der RIng Gott Farblonejet.

Steven Hauck trained in the classics; honed his craft in summer stock, tours and regional plays; and made made his Broadway debut opposite dramatic powerhouse Tovah Feldshuh in Irena’s Vow. Other stage highlights include The Velocity of Autumn on Broadway, and off-Broadway productions of Moises Kaufman’s adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ One Arm; The Screwtape Letters, and Spy Garbo, which the New York Times said “generates poignancy, thanks to Mr. Hauck’s soulful performance.” Steven plays the character of a butler named Dawes in the series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.


The play was written by John Mark Lucas, directed by Joan Kane, web hosted by John David West, and streamed by Brian Park.

John Mark Lucas has an undergraduate degree in painting from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, and a Masters in painting from New York University. His graduate program included semesters abroad in Venice, Italy. He currently lives and works in New York City and Winston-Salem, NC.

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