Bret Young, Producing Director
Celebrating his 76th show this year Bret began applying his creative energies to Diversionary in 2000 playing God in The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told. While at Diversionary Bret has worked as Stage Manager, Scenic Designer, Seamstress, Carpenter, Painter, Patron Services Manager, Production Manager, Managing Director and now as Producing Director. Having seen and being instrumental in Diversionary's growth over these years, Bret is thrilled to have been living the dream while working with an amazing array of artists, craftspeople and luminaries of the San Diego Theatre community. Special favorites include: The Killing of Sister George with Priscilla Allen, Gross Indecency, Beautiful Thing and Happy Endings are Extra with Rosina Reynolds, Love! Valour! Compassion! with Tim Irving, Bluebonnet Court with MOXIE, Yank!, Facing East with Dana Hooley, Twist, [title of show] and Pippin with James Vásquez, Bent with ion theatre company. Sextet with Cynthia Stokes and Nick Reveles, Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins with Shana Wride and Edward II with Richard Baird. Previous credits include work on and off stage at Mystery Café/Julia Holladay Productions, Sledgehammer Theatre, The Fritz Theatre, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Utah Musical Theatre and Ballet West. Thank you to the many artists and patrons who keep theatre alive at Diversionary.
Anthony Methvin, Audience Engagement/Marketing Associate
Anthony Methvin is originally from Tallahassee, Florida, where he received his BFA in Acting from FSU. He spent nine years in NYC, where he was an event coordinator for Barnes & Noble, running children’s programming as well as signings, readings and performances for Broadway and off-Broadway shows and artists such as Patti LuPone, Chely Wright and Portia DeRossi. Performing credits include a tour of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Leo Frank in Parade, and Prior in Angels in America. He moved to San Diego with his husband in 2012 and played Kent in Diversionary’s production of Harmony, Kansas. His play, Bleed Like Me, is currently being workshopped after readings in NYC and Florida.
Stu Schwartz, Usher Coordinator
S2 (Stu) moved to San Diego in 2003 after a 30 year career as a professor at the University of Florida. He's still a Gator fan! In FL he was a volunteer at the Hippodrome State Theatre and he worked part-time for the Gainesville Fire Rescue Department. Now that he is retired he is a volunteer at the San Diego Zoo, he ushers at several theaters around town and he poses often for life drawing classes and groups. S2 loves to travel, read, and cook and he is enjoying being the volunteer usher coordinator for our theater. He boasts that he is busier now as a retiree than when he was working!