She’s a wisecracking, fast-talking, slick professional with a plethora of stories and a marvellous comic pedigree. But it’s the warmth of her personality, her attention to detail and her superb way of supporting performers that makes her tops at producing comedy in all its guises. See Diane Messias now!
Elaine Wallace, actress – Standup Workshop, The Actors Centre, London
I learned more in two hours with Diane than I have from any book – and I’ve read most of them.
I was struck by her depth of knowledge, and her detailed notes on my script were inspiring. I’ve never come across anyone else who approaches the subject in the way she does. Diane’s a real pro who knows all the tips and tricks on how things are really done. Right on the money!
Mark Kemp – Script Consultation
I’ve taken various writing courses and can honestly say that Diane’s was the most helpful. It’s clear that she knows what she’s doing and though she tells you where you’re going wrong, she’s always encouraging. And best of all, great fun to work with. Definitely worth it for aspiring screenwriters.
Rena Valeh, actress / writer – Drama Writing Course
Incredible workshop today on comedy writing! My brain hurts!
Anna Nicholson, Actress – Comedy Writing for Stage and Screen, The Actors Centre
Thank you again for the inspiring workshop yesterday. We all seemed to leave buzzing with ideas and energy.
Catherine Rosario, Actress – Comedy Writing for Stage and Screen, The Actors Centre
What a fun & eventful weekend! Thank you, Diane, for a wonderful writing workshop. I took lots of great things to work on!
Lydia Lane, actress – Drama Writing Workshop, The Actors Centre
Thank you so much for today. I really did learn a lot! Was so good to be in a room with other people in the same boat, and I feel honoured to have been tutored by you.
Daniel Blacker, actor – Drama Writing Workshop, The Actors Centre
I attended Diane’s drama writing workshop and found it incredibly useful. Diane covered all the major areas of writing for different mediums, and the tips she passed on were truly invaluable!
I would highly recommend the course to anyone who is serious about taking their writing to the next level!
Lisa Thomson, freelance filmmaker – Drama Writing Course
It was great to benefit from Diane’s knowledge. Each of us had plenty of opportunity to ask questions, and Diane’s answers were straightforward and enlightening. For me, she particularly cleared up the differences between writing for television and theatre (something which people mention a lot but never explain). I also found her insights on how to assemble a group of characters particularly useful.
Rachel Goth – Drama Writing Course
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your sitcom webinar. It was really enjoyable, incredibly informative, and a few giggles thrown in for good measure – what more can you ask for ?
Richard Haylor, actor – Webinar on Sitcom Writing
Diane’s one-day stand-up comedy workshop was enjoyable and stress-free. Diane showed us how to take a basic idea and craft it into a well-rounded performance. I was amazed by what I was able to manage by the end of the day. Now I’m in the queue and confidently await my first slot on open mic night.
Neil Kelly, actor – Standup Workshop, The Actors Centre, London
Challenging, fun and exciting, Diane Messias’s standup comedy workshop was the most terrifying thing I’ve done in ages! Worth facing my fears, though – very supportive environment and my sense of achievement was terrific!
Jacqui Deevoy, writer – Standup Workshop
I usually believe that training days, workshops, focus groups etc can be 90% time use and useless rubbish and 10% benefits.You proved me wrong! When I get 10% benefits it can be more about seeds being sewn, to be reaped later. Sometimes the 10% has a few gems.
You gave a crown of jewels and gems. Thank you so much.
Martin Round – Standup Workshop
I attended Diane’s Introduction to Comedy one-day workshop and found the day to be extremely rewarding. Her attitude and enthusiasm helped me (a complete beginner) find my comedy voice and shake off the nerves I fostered about performing. She took us through all areas of comedy to help get the ideas flowing and taught us various helpful exercises for creating jokes.
I am now armed with a finely tuned funny-bone and the confidence to try out what I learned in the big wide world!
Julia Watson – Standup Workshop
It’s amazing how you kept us all engaged for the entire time – please come back!
2nd Year Drama Student, ALRA – Standup Workshop
Thanks again for a great time at the course last weekend. There’s a special kind of buzz from making a stranger laugh, isn’t there?
Ben Leates – Standup Workshop
Don’t know anyone else that does what you do in the way you do it!
Suzanne Sedgeman – Standup Workshop
Fabulous workshop with the delightful Diane Messias at the Actors Centre working on my stand-up skills!
Zara Symes, actor – Standup Workshop
Great nurturing Stand Up workshop at the Actors Centre – still resonatingggggggggg!
Brig Bennett, actor – Standup Workshop