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Drop-in Theater Classes for Ages 18+

Diversionary Werks!

Diversionary Werks is a brand new FREE series of artistic classes for ages 18+. Keep an eye on all the special offerings we will be adding, and come flex those creative muscles with us.  We welcome a multi-generational group of LGBTQIA+ folks to collaborate and learn in a brave space together. 

Upcoming Diversionary Werks Classes

All classes are in-person at Diversionary Theatre if not stated otherwise. You must be vaccinated and boosted to attend. Refer to our updated COVID-19 policy here. Please arrive early to check in and find parking.

Open Mic Preparation


October 24
6:00-7:30 PM
In the New Play Development Center at Diversionary Theatre
Instructor: Skyler Sullivan, Director of Arts Education and Outreach at Diversionary Theatre

Have you always wanted to try performing at an open mic night, well there is one coming up! Bring in your ideas to practice and get some feedback so you are ready to shine a week later in our Cabaret! This workshop is not geared towards creating an act, but rather to bring in your act or ideas and get some help and practice.

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Please check back soon for WERKS programing updates!

Meet Your Instructor

Skyler Sullivan

Skyler Sullivan, Director of Arts Education and Outreach


(He/Him/Theirs)

Skyler Sullivan is an actor/director/ and arts educator transplanted from New York. While in NYC, he worked with The New Victory Theatre for ten years as a veteran teaching artist, where he honed his skills as a curriculum developer, and facilitator. Other NYC teaching credits include: The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, the Professional Performing Arts School, and on-set coaching on two P.B.S. shows: Sesame Street and The Electric Company. Skyler is thrilled to be working with Diversionary Theatre as it continues its tradition of arts education and outreach. Currently in San Diego he also teaches for The Old Globe, and The La Jolla Playhouse. Skyler also works as a therapeutic clown with Healthy Humor, a nonprofit serving chronically and terminally ill kids and their families. Education: B.F.A. in acting Emerson College, M.F.A. in Acting Brooklyn College.

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Fill out this form with any questions or comments you may have and Diversionary Theatre’s Education Outreach Director, Skyler Sullivan, will be in touch with you shortly.

Alternatively, you can call us at
(619) 220-0097 x 109.

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    About Our Arts Education Programs and Outreach

    Arts Education is thriving at Diversionary Theatre, and our programs spread the seeds of understanding and tolerance around our unique mission as the third oldest LBGT theater in the country. Watch this video to learn more about each of our education programs. 

    By sharing LGBTQ stories with our community we bring stories that need to be told, directly into people’s lives. We provide a safe place for all students, and we are excited to extend a lifeline to our LGBTQ youth who may not have the support at home or at their school. We are giving people permission to be who they are, and for many this might be a life saving experience.

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