Diana Simmonds is one of Sydney’s most respected theatre critics, and was a judge of the 2017 Walkley-Pascall Award for Arts Criticism. She runs the arts website www.stagenoise.com, and was a founder of the Sydney Theatre Awards. She co-presents Sydney radio's Arts Tuesday. She was arts-features editor of The Bulletin, worked on the Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday Telegraph, and Time Out (London), and also for CSU Bathurst, UTS, and University of Sydney. She has published a number of books and has had two stage shows produced.