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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.

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The Mainstage Season

American Premiere

The High Table


A hilarious and heartfelt story of lineage and love is played out between the heavens and earth in this debut play from British playwright Temi Wilkey.

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In the Reuel K. Olin New Play Development Center

Monsters of the American Cinema

MARCH 16 – 26

Written by San Diego’s most exciting emerging playwright, this haunting, funny, and loving story about race, sexuality, and family reveals the monsters and saviors we discover in each other.

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San Diego Premiere!

Head Over Heels

MAY 25 – JUNE 18

HEAD OVER HEELS joyously unveils a path to a new world where diversity is celebrated and ladies lead!

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Stonewall Salon Fall 2022 Presentation: Honoring LGBTQIA+ Heroes

OCTOBER 21 — 6:00 PM
OCTOBER 22 — 2:00 PM

Don’t miss the performance of our sixth edition of the Stonewall Salon! This year the ensemble of 55+ community members is exploring writing, storytelling, and devised theatre around the themes of “Our Queer Heroes.” We hope you will join us in this tribute to those who came before us, and the effects they had on our community.

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Upcoming Programming

THIS IS YOUR THEATRE: A Community Engagement Extravaganza

Diversionary opens its Mainstage, New Play Development Center, and Arts Education Center for San Diego theatre makers and arts educators! This curated program provides space to sister organizations in need of a space to call home. With limited theatre and arts education venues across our city, this vital community outreach strengthens Diversionary’s engagement with like-minded peer organizations and individual artists.  Stay tuned for more information.  Interested organizations and artists can reach out to Associate Artistic Director Frankie Alicea-Ford at


This annual program serving LGBTQIA+ senior citizens moves to the Fall, and centers the theme of personal Heroes and chosen family. The groups of LGBTQ+ elders meet for six weeks to devise their own show based on their personal histories around the theme of personal heroes and chosen family.  Learn more at

Other Arts Education

D-Tours will tour a LGBTQ+ themed show through the San Diego Unified School District March/April 2023, perhaps a version of OUR HEROES culled from Teen-Versionary & The Stonewall Salon.  Learn more at

Kid-Versionary continues its after school programming on site at Alice Birney Elementary and Roosevelt Middle Schools.  Learn more at

The Silver Squad and Diversionary Werks continue with their periodic drop-classes.  Learn more at

The Teen Playwrighting Lab continues with a Spring six week playwriting session for LGBTQIA+ teenagers.  Learn more at

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 Austin & Joann Clark Cabaret.

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

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