Diane Kastiel is the producer, director, and host of First Person Live. She's is a three-time winner of the National Public Radio’s Moth StorySLAM, and her work has been featured on the Moth Radio Hour, its podcast, and at special events for WBEZ. Diane has told stories on stage at The Second City, the Park West, Victory Gardens and other theaters, but also in more unconventional settings, including bookstores, art galleries, comedy clubs, the basement of a tattoo parlor – she even did a show in the middle of the woods! Diane is committed to bringing storytelling to new populations, working with libraries, high schools, community centers and homeless shelters, and leading storytelling workshops at Northwestern University. Diane is an alumna of The Second City Conservatory and the University of Chicago’s Great Books program. She also has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business…just in case.