arts journalist and editor
**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. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, NBC, Playbill, CNN, Hello Giggles, Time Out New York, Backstage, and Salon, among other publications. She is a judge for the 2020 Obie Awards, a 2020 Drama Desk Award voter, and is currently the industry news writer for Backstage where she covers behind-the-scenes drama in Hollywood and Broadway. Diep recently helped create – and serves as managing editor of — VietFactCheck.org, a bilingual fact-checking website, which was founded to combat the fake news and misinformation floating around the Vietnamese-American community. She 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 an accomplished public speaker and has served on numerous invited panels, including ones hosted by Disney Theatricals, Syracuse University and the Kennedy Center.