Diep Tran is an arts journalist and editor in NYC. She was previously the features editor of Broadway.com and the senior editor of American Theatre magazine, where she led the creation and launch of AmericanTheatre.org, the first official website for the magazine, building the site from the ground up with a mix of WordPress, self-taught HTML coding, and Googling. She recently co-founded a media company called Token Theatre Friends, where she is creating original essays, podcast and videos. And people are giving her money to do it so that’s nice.
She is also a freelance journalist, whose writing has appeared in the New York Times, NBC, Playbill, CNN, Hello Giggles, Time Out New York, Backstage, and Salon, among other publications. She is a judge for the 2020 Obie Awards and is a 2020 Drama Desk Award voter.
Diep has a bachelor’s in English and Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her master’s degree in arts journalism from the Goldring Arts Journalism Program at Syracuse University. In 2015, she was a critic fellow at the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. She is also an accomplished public speaker and has spoken on panels hosted by Disney Theatricals, Syracuse University and the Kennedy Center.