Name: Diana Canova
Occupation: actress/singer, voice teacher, acting coach, director of children's theater
How long have you lived in Redding?
What's your favorite spot in Redding?
Sitting on my stone wall watching the sunset.
Your favorite thing to do in Redding?
Watching the parents of my middle school actors build the sets for the shows the Saturday before we open. The music is playing while people are hammering, laughing, talking, painting — together — as they build castles, trees, and mushrooms. It's something they never in a million years thought they would ever be doing with people they only just met.
What brought you here?
My husband and I fell in love with a very old house on Dayton Road.
What keeps you here?
So many things keep me here — the trees, the birds, the quiet, the short road to New York City — but most of all, it's the kids I get to work with year after year.