Diana Nguyen with Petra Kalive


I am a creative entrepreneur. What does that mean? I am a writer, producer, director, theatre maker, guest speaker, drama facilitator, MC and performer, all above. This includes creating LinkedIn content creator with 77k followers and working on my Personal Branding business called The Launch Off. I am known as #DancingDiana, and I host The SnortCast, a live interview and podcast show.

I am the co-creator and executive producer of #PhiandMeTV, the first ever Vietnamese Australian family comedy series released June 16th 2019. Watch all 5 episodes In 2022 it was announced Phi and Me TV received TV development money to create this show for mainstream. Watch this space.

I’ve appeared on The Project, ABC Q&A in 2012, Fox Footy and Friday Front Bar is guest panelist. Since going back to school in 2016, I now work creatively full time, and have toured all over Australia, Orange County/USA and Edinburgh/Scotland.


Petra Kalive is currently Associate Director at Melbourne Theatre Company.

She trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and has since been working professionally as an actor, director, dramaturg and facilitator.

Petra has extensive experience as a director, writer and dramaturg of new works for the stage. Her acclaimed adaptation of Peter Goldsworthy’s novel Three Dog Night toured nationally. She was Dramaturg at Red Stitch from 2009 – 2012, Assistant Dramaturg at The Malthouse in 2010.

Her notable independent directing credits include the much-acclaimed Taxithi, which had two sell-out seasons at fortyfivedownstairs (Green Room Nominated Best Director) , her own work Oil Babies at Northcote Town Hall (shortlisted for the NSW Premier Literary Awards 2019) and new Australian musical, My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin adapted by Dean Bryant and Matthew Frank.

LAURINDA by Diana Nguyen with Petra Kalive

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