Diversionary Cabaret: REVEAL & REVOLT

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REVEAL & REVOLT
A Queer Dance Fantasia

January 9 – 12, 2020
Thursday @ 7pm Friday @ 8pm
Saturday @8pm
Sunday @ 2pm + 7pm

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  • Celebrating 50 years of Stonewall and a legacy of disruption in the name of equality, Reveal & Revolt: A Queer Dance Fantasia, shines a spotlight on the LGBTQ community’s insuppressible fight for equality and justice. From the creative powerhouse Michael Mizerany (TrystHot Guys Dancing), this BRAND NEW provocative dance-theatre performance will captivate, inspire and heat up your New Year!

    This production is rated R for explicit sexual content, male nudity, profanity and some violence.

  • Choreographers
    New work by Martin Dorado, Deven P. Brawley, Peter G. Kalivas, Michael Mizerany, and Jeremy Wilson.

    Deven P. Brawley (Choreographer) as an artist strives to push the bounds of dance and art. He has danced or worked with local companies including Patricia Rincon Dance Collective, Mojalet Dance Collective, MizeranyDance!, ImagoMoves, The San Diego Opera, Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, and internationally with FORM Dance and Sydney Movement Project. Pursuing a career as a choreographer, d’shire dance collective (ddc), Southern California’s critically acclaimed all-male contemporary dance company started to critical acclaim in 2007 allowing his work to be seen worldwide. Deven explores other outlets artistically, as one of San Diego’s community Drag Queens. Known as Nomi d’shire, your current Miss Gay Pride 2019 with the Imperial Court De San Diego. Through Nomi, a platform has been built for LGBTQ+ community enrichment, HIV/AIDS activism, and a different artistic outlet for entertainment. Deven would like to thank Michael Mizerany and the Diversionary staff, as well as Karen, Jaxyn, and David.
    Michael Mizerany (Director/Choreographer) Choreography Credits (selected): At Diversionary Theatre: Dooley, Altar Boyz, Scrooge In Rouge, Divine Sister, Thrill Me, Bare: A Pop Opera, A New Brain, Hedwig & The Angry Inch, Hot Guys Dancing 1-4, In The Va Va Voom Room 1-3, Midnight Alley and Tryst. Other theatres: Spring Awakening, When The Rain Stops Falling, Shockheaded Peter and Pride & Prejudice (Cygnet Theatre)Grey Gardens and Cabaret (Ion Theatre), The Full Monty and Smokey Joe’s Cafe (New Village Arts), All Shook Up (SDMT), Voyeurs De Venus (Moxie Theatre); Carnival, SUDS and Altar Boyz (Coronado Playhouse) and Bat Boy, The Rocky Horror Show, American Idiot and Heathers: The Musical (OB Playhouse). Michael has been the recipient of numerous awards including the LA Stage Scene Award for Outstanding Choreography for Altar BoyzBare: A Pop OperaA New Brain and Shockheaded Peter, and the Bravo SD Award for Outstanding Choreographer of 2012.  He has been nominated five times for a Craig Noel Theater Award for Outstanding Choreography for Dooley (2011), Altar Boyz (2012), Spring Awakening and Bare: A Pop Opera (2014) and Voyeurs De Venus (2018). Recently, his play The Big D was produced by Ronnie Larsen Productions at the Foundry Theatre in Fort Lauderdale for a four week sold out run. Most recently, he premiered his outrageous comedy Wally & His Lover Boys to audience and critical acclaim. Upcoming: A remount of The Rocky Horror Show at OB Playhouse and the premiere of his new play A Twisted Bargain in Spring 2020.

    Martin Anthony Dorado found a late start to his dance life while high school. Right after graduating, he traveled the country with Hoctor’s Dance Caravan in 2006 and again on scholarship in 2007. He graduated with a BA in Dance from New Mexico State University in 2011.  He performed in San Diego Dance Theater’s Annual Trolley Dances in 2011, which inspired a relocation to San Diego. Since then, Marty has danced and continues to work for many local San Diego dance artists and companies.  He served as Assistant Artistic Director for Visionary Dance Theater (2012-2015) and produced his first evening-length dance piece New Skins (2015).  Marty has been a guest artist for San Diego Dance Theater (2019) and has danced in their Trolley Dances for 8 years. He has been a company dancer for [the]Movement Initiative (2013), Malashock Dance (2014, 2019) and Continuum Dance Project (2019). Currently, he dances, teaches, and choreographs with The PGK Dance Project and has been with Compulsion Dance & Theater since 2014. Marty is thrilled with his decision to move to Southern California and be part of such a wonderful community of devoted artists.

    Peter G. Kalivas (Choreographer) is originally from Long Island, NY where he discovered music and dance through his Greek roots. Formally, he studied dance at The University of the Arts and Pennsylvania Ballet (Philadelphia), then at both The Joffrey Ballet and The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater school (NYC) where he was invited to join Ailey II.  Peter has danced, choreographed, and taught worldwide for over 30 years. As an award-winning choreographer, he has been commissioned by both ballet and contemporary companies, Off-Broadway, Opera, Television and film throughout the US and abroad and been presented at major festivals and theaters worldwide in 20 countries and across the US.   An equally accomplished singer he performed On Broadway as Mr. Mistofelles in CATS and co-choreographed the OFF-Broadway show Kilt, as well as worked on several national theater tours as both a choreographer and performer and was a technical/performance coach for Cirque du Soleil/Las Vegas.  He was an original member of Sean Curran Company (NYC) originating now well-known roles in Mr. Curran’s acclaimed works which premiered at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea and the New Victory Theater on Broadway where his performances were described as “witty, sublime and spot on” by The NEW YORK TIMES, in world premieres at the Jacob’s Pillow American Dance Festival and was one of 7 dancers on every US and international tour 1997-2002 before relocating to San Diego.  Peter is a Fulbright scholar and Cultural Ambassador through dance, Dance historian and Dance Education consultant.

    Jeremy Wilson (Choreographer) is happy to live in a time where they no longer have to wear three articles of clothing pertaining to their assumed gender or risk being arrested as a sexual deviant (as highlighted in their performance); where they can state their preferred pronouns in the bio of a piece where they are free to express their art. Many of the laws on the books during the time of Stonewall have been eradicated, but there is still work that needs to be done. Jeremy is proud of their work as a performer, including their recent triumph as Hedwig in Diversionary’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, but they see their biggest accomplishment as the work they have done giving back to communities with charity work and as a social justice warrior. It’s never too late to give back, to stand for something, and to make your voice heard.

    Dancers
    Dancers include:
    Samuel Christopher Bledsoe, Marcus A.Bradley, Deven P. Brawley, Bryan Burns, Matt Carney, Marty Dorado, Sarah Emmons, Nicolas Gilbertson, Peter G. Kalivas, Kymberly Kellams, Jessica Kelley, Evan Hart Marsh, and De Vonte Murphy.

    Martin Anthony Dorado found a late start to his dance life while high school. Right after graduating, he traveled the country with Hoctor’s Dance Caravan in 2006 and again on scholarship in 2007. He graduated with a BA in Dance from New Mexico State University in 2011.  He performed in San Diego Dance Theater’s Annual Trolley Dances in 2011, which inspired a relocation to San Diego. Since then, Marty has danced and continues to work for many local San Diego dance artists and companies.  He served as Assistant Artistic Director for Visionary Dance Theater (2012-2015) and produced his first evening-length dance piece New Skins (2015).  Marty has been a guest artist for San Diego Dance Theater (2019) and has danced in their Trolley Dances for 8 years. He has been a company dancer for [the]Movement Initiative (2013), Malashock Dance (2014, 2019) and Continuum Dance Project (2019). Currently, he dances, teaches, and choreographs with The PGK Dance Project and has been with Compulsion Dance & Theater since 2014. Marty is thrilled with his decision to move to Southern California and be part of such a wonderful community of devoted artists.

    Creative Team

    Brandon H Rosen (Lighting Designer) is excited to return to Diversionary Theatre after designing TRYST in 2019. His selected Lighting Design credits include Stupid Fucking Bird and Julius Caesar (The Old Globe/University of San Diego), The Bitter Game (Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival/La Jolla Playhouse), and Machinalia (JACK Brooklyn). Brandon was the Associate Lighting Designer for Life After (The Old Globe) and the Assistant Lighting Designer for Almost Famous and The Heart of Rock & Roll (The Old Globe), Diana and Escape to Margaritaville (La Jolla Playhouse). MFA from UC, San Diego. You can see more of his work at brandonhrosen.com

    Kira Vine (Stage Manager) is a freelance stage manager, proud to be a working artist in San Diego. Diversionary: Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Homos: Or, Everyone in America; queerSpawn by TeenVersionary; The Loneliest Girl in the World (workshop). Elsewhere: Ebenezer Scrooge’s Big San Diego Christmas Show; Noura; Native Gardens (The Old Globe); The Luckiest (La Jolla Playhouse); ActuallyAubergine (San Diego REP); La Cage Aux Folles (Cygnet Theatre); Agent 355 (Chautauqua Theatre Company); Bliss: Or, Emily Post is Dead (MOXIE Theatre); Seven Spots on the Sun (InnerMission Productions); Heathers: The Musical (OnStage Playhouse). Other production work includes: The Wanderers; The Heart of Rock and Roll (The Old Globe); A Doll’s House Part 2 (San Diego Repertory Theatre). It is always a joy to come home to Diversionary.

     

  • Production Photos: Simpatika.com

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