Dionna Griffin-Irons is a writer, producer and Director of Talent Diversity and Development for The Second City U.S. and Canada. A Second City Detroit alumnus with 18+ years of experience as a performer, producer and facilitator, Dionna has taught 200+ workshops at colleges, corporate boardrooms, women's shelter and worked with the United States Embassy in Norway and Latvia introducing improv as a tool for social change.
Griffin-Irons's outreach work has appeared in Diversity Journal publication, on NPR, ABC, NBC and numerous academic posts including her 2015 TEDx Talk at the University of Chicago. Producer credits include 20+ "Urban Twist" revues, Second City Southside, R.E.A.C.H. (Risky, Eclectic Artists Comedy Hour), Second City Black History Month Show, and Second City & NBC Break Out Comedy Festival.
Her 2014 published work can be found in Rowan/Littlefield's anthology "Women, Writing and Prison". She is currently writing a memoir on the intersection of comedy, diversity and women in prison. @dionnagirons