Outside the theatre just before the show. Photo credit: Barron Henzel

Commissioned Work

Diversionary Theatre is proud to offer the following commissioned work:

Please contact Patricia Loughrey if you are interested in obtaining the rights for these productions.

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Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Boulevard #101
San Diego, California 92116

Business Office: 619.220.6830


Show logos, graphics and updates


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Daddy Machine


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The Daddy Machine logo: CMYK, PDF. Artwork: Mori Design The Daddy Machine logo with actors: CMYK, JPEG. Art direction: Henzel Design


Dear Harvey

New play about Harvey Milk available royalty-free during Harvey's birthday week

Diversionary Theatre, San Diego’s LGBT Theatre, commissioned Patricia Loughrey to write a new tribute play to Harvey Milk. 

Based on the writing of Harvey Milk and first person interviews, Dear Harvey shares the stories of Harvey's rise and untimely death, and how his life and passion influenced the lives of many people around him.  Interviewees include: Tom Ammiano, Cleve Jones, Anne Kronenberg, John Laird, Dan Nicoletta, Stuart Milk, Chris Kehoe, Robin Tyler and others. 

Dear Harvey features original music by Thomas Hodges and photos by Daniel Nicoletta (Daniel worked in Harvey’s camera store and has photographed queer San Francisco since the late 70's.)

As a celebration of Harvey's birthday (May 22), the authors offer Dear Harvey royalty-free during Harvey's birthday week to theatres or community groups who want to host a reading.  The authors are asking that host organizations donate a portion of ticket proceeds to an LGBT organization in their community.  Organizations must apply for rights through Playscripts. In addition to the script, the original score and a disk of photos and images used for the play are available. 

The show runs approximately one hour and can be done with as few as two or as many at thirteen actors (it was done with seven actors and live piano accompaniment at Diversionary).

Patricia was a playwright-in-residence at the William Inge Center for the Arts in the fall of 2008, and Thomas Hodges joined Patricia in Independence, Kansas to workshop the first draft of the play.  Since that workshop, the Gus Van Sant film “Milk” has come out, and a bill has been re-introduced in the California Senate to name each May 22 a state holiday in honor of Harvey Milk (SB572 http://www.eqca.org/site/pp.asp?c=kuLRJ9MRKrH&b=5023623)

More information is available on the playwright's website: www.patricialoughrey.com

Dear Harvey premiered at Diversionary Theatre on April 19, 2009.  There is additional information about the play at www.diversionary.org under "News" section.

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Dear Harvey logo: CMYK, PDF. Art direction: Henzel Design Dear Harvey logo: CMYK, PDF. Art direction: Henzel Design
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