Past Projects

In third grade, Diana kicked her crush in the crotch and her love life didn’t improve from there. What starts as an innocent look into her relationship past, turns into a comedic and heartbreakingly raw exploration of dating, dysfunction, and sexual devastation – told through the voices of 35 characters. Using comedy to take us through tragedy, Shattered ultimately tells the tale of one individual picking up the broken pieces of herself and learning to live again.

Written and performed by Diana Varco

Developed with and Directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson

‘A woman of 1,000 faces’ ( ‘Truly epic’ ( ‘A real tour-de-force’ **** ( ‘A raw, visceral dissection of the human psyche’ ***** (

Run-time: 70min

Trigger warning: Contains discussion of sexual assault and other distressing themes, strong language – 16+ age recommendation

SHATTERED on demand virtually at Melbourne Fringe!