An Artist

Diane Exavier began writing Bernarda’s Daughters in 2018 after moving back to Brooklyn and finding Flatbush, the neighborhood where she grew up, changing in irrevocable ways. The play is in deep conversation with writers Federico García Lorca (La Casa de Bernarda Alba) and Sylvia Wynter (The House and Land of Mrs. Alba), whose original play and adaptation (respectively) confront themes of legacy and land, two of the four L’s that Exavier explores in her work: love, loss, legacy, and land.

Ever interested in the malleability of storytelling as it relates to genre and form, Exavier has constructed this website as a series of portals into the world of the play through prose, image, audio, and archive. Find out more about the playwright’s work at