John E. Alexander, Executive Director
John E. Alexander is thrilled to return home to San Diego after several years in New York and LA. Most recently, he was the Managing Director of Naked Angels in New York where he produced the Tony nominated Next Fall and the critically-acclaimed off-Broadway production of This Wide Night starring Edie Falco and Alison Pill. Prior theatre experience includes Director of External Relations at North Shore Music Theatre (Boston), Associate Director of Development at The Old Globe (San Diego), Director of Development for San Diego Performing Arts League as well as marketing, development and general management projects at Pasadena Playhouse (Los Angeles), Roundabout Theatre Company (New York), and Daryl Roth Productions (New York).
John’s favorite experiences revolve around the 10+ years he spent as performer, production manager, tour manager and assistant to the producer for the international performing group, Up With People. He was also involved in building Mama’s Kitchen, San Diego’s meal delivery service for people with AIDS as the organization’s first Executive Director.
John earned a BA in Political Science from University of California, San Diego and an MFA in Theatre Management and Producing from Columbia University.
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.
George Moy, General Manager
After graduating from the High School for the Performing Arts in New York City, George Moy continued his music studies at the Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music where he earned a Bachelor's degree followed by a Master's from SUNY Purchase. In 1990 he was appointed Manager of Finance at the Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS where he received financial training for 5 years. He was the Director of Marketing and Outreach for the InterSchool Orchestras of New York from 1999-2004 where he was also responsible for managing the organization's finances. In addition to his financial work, he has continued to perform regularly as a clarinetist in concert halls and theatres throughout New York, and in 2004-2005 toured nationally in a production of Cameron McIntosh's Oliver! He relocated to San Diego in 2008 and most recently, recorded pieces by San Diego composer Adam Eros.Currently, George Moy enjoys his employment at the Diversionary Theatre where he is the General Manager.
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.
Dangerfield G. Moore, Production Assistant/Bar Manager
Ryan Heath, Stage Manager
Ryan Heath has graduated San Diego State University with a BA in Theatre Arts and with a focus in stage management. Stage Management credits include Scrooge in Rouge (Diversionary) I Hate Hamlet (The Western Stage), Merry Wives of Windsor (Livermore Shakespeare Festival), The Pride (Diversionary) and ASM for A Raisin in the Sun (Moxie Theatre). He was also hired on as a Stage Management intern at the Old Globe during their 2011 Shakespeare Festival. He looks forward to continuing his stage management work.
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!
Martha Noriega, Housekeeping