Dianne K. Graebner

costume designer   jewelry designer   milliner


Circle X Theatre Co.

Ford Theatre, Hollywood

directed by: John Langs

set: Brian Sidney Bembridge

lights: Brian Sidney Bembridge

projections: Jason H. Thompson

original score: Michael Levine

sound: Cricket Meyers

photographer: Ross MacKenzie

cast featured:Suzy Hunt, Bill Heck, William Salyers, Robert Manning Jr., John Short

BATTLE HYMN (world premiere)

"Director John Langs keeps his superb cast moving at a pace that overcomes the weight of a few scenes that might otherwise drag, and costume designer Dianne K. Graebner has them changing from one complicated and elaborate costume to the next in the twinkling of an eye. She makes this cast of five seem like 100 and adds a breathless component to the action."

Cynthia Citron- Curtain Up, Los Angeles review

“Refreshingly original, smart and engaging… a perfect match for Circle X Theatre Company’s signature whimsical staging and inventive visual flair.” – Philip Brandes, LA Times

“This is among Circle X’s most exhilarating offerings – a sinfully rich theatrical adventure infused with profoundly resonant social satire that produces visceral wonderment.” — Les Spindle, Backstage West

“Watching parts of the Lincoln Memorial concert last Sunday afternoon, I wondered if theater could deliver entertainment that would be equally appropriate for this moment.
Battle Hymn answered my question.” – Don Shirley, LA City Beat

“The cast is outstanding, John Lang’s direction is inspired and tech credits are uniformly superb. Leonard’s writing is rich and often humorous, and he’s skilled at creating memorable characters.” – Terry Morgan, Variety

by: Jim Leonard

LA Weekly nomination: Best Costume Design

GLAAD nomination: Outstanding Los Angeles Theatre