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Season 38

2023/2024 LIBERATE – Now Playing Each story in our season explores the idea of personal freedom, and how this discovery evolves the way we view the world around us in delightful and innovative new ways.  SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR 2024/25 – Starting at just $55! Subscribe Now! SEASON SPONSOR: Bob Grinchuk in loving memory of Reuel K. Olin DECADE SPONSOR: Joann Clark DRAGON MAMA — San Diego Premiere By Sara PorkalobDirected by Andrew RussellSeptember 14 – October 8, 2023 / Opening Night on September 23, 2023 Maria yearns for a gayer, more diverse life in rural Washington state. When presented with an opportunity to make a quick fortune, she must make an important decision: leave her debt-ridden family and newborn daughter for the wild unknown of Alaska, or stay close to home, family, and intergenerational ghosts. Traversing 25 years, Dragon Mama is a one-woman adventure filled with queer love in a barren land, Filipino family lore, and a dope ’90s R&B soundtrack! THE GLASS MENAGERIE — Legacy Revival By Tennessee WilliamsDirected by Lisa BergerNovember 30 – December 23, 2023 / Opening Night on December 9, 2023 Production Sponsors: Colleen Kendall & Georgia Griffiths The mother of queer classics, this nostalgic story of love, regret, and letting go introduced a young Tennessee Williams to the world. Gripped by the guilt of abandoning his mother Amanda and sister Laura, Tom is forced to look back and investigate what led to the fracturing of his family and perhaps his soul. This poetic and compelling memory play comes to stirring life at Diversionary for the first time, posing the question: What is the cost of personal freedom?   *NOTES ON KILLING SEVEN OVERSIGHT, MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMIC STABILITY BOARD MEMBERS — West Coast Premiere By Mara Vélez MeléndezCo-Production with Moxie Theatre Performances at Moxie


Clark Cabaret & Bar

Diversionary’s cabaret and piano bar open five nights per week featuring mostly free, queer-themed entertainment and drink specials.


About Season 37:
We Are Family

Season 37 celebrates Diversionary’s legacy of chosen family with a focus on community engagement, arts education, and an inspired program of new and classic work examining family dynamics and legacy, utilizing all three of its performance venues: the Robert L. Granat & Alfred J. Mazur Mainstage Theatre, the Reuel K. Olin New Play Development Center, and the Clark Cabaret & Bar.

Decade Sponsor: Joann Clark
Season Sponsor: Bob Grinchuk, in loving memory of his husband, Reuel K. Olin

Production History

Take a look back at our archive of the many great past productions by Diversionary Theatre.
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