By Byrne Harrison
D’yan Forest (actor/writer/producer), 77 years young, has been lighting up audiences for over seven decades. She started early with piano, then ukulele, moved onto trumpets, drums, and the glockenspiel. Her music took her on global performances in Paris, Israel and Greece. After returning to the states, this native Boston girl moved to New York City, and has made a successful career singing in 9 languages in the tri-state area: Waldorf, Plaza, and Park Lane among others.
In addition to national commercials and international print campaigns, her credits include “Gigi,” “Grandma Sylvia’s Funeral,” and Shaw’s, “The Music Cure.” Her principal role as the mother in “Soldier’s Heart,” has been screened in numerous film festivals throughout the world.
She’s branched into a new career as a ukulele playing comedian appearing at the Gotham, Comix, Carolines Comedy Club, the Duplex, and the Metropolitan Room.
In 2011, D’yan did a solo production of her new one-woman show “I Married A Nun” at the Emerging Artists Theatre Festival and at the Dixon Place Theatre in New York City, and now brings the show to the FRIGID Festival.