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Announcing Season 37!

Announcing 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.

Purchase a subscription to Season 37 for early access to tickets. Season passes include pricing discounts, priority seating, and invitations to exclusive events. Plan your experience to find out where to park, eat, and about our building space.

 

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

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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Upcoming Programming

TEEN-VERSIONARY

Diversionary’s 37th year kicks off with an expanded Teen-Versionary ensemble devising a new play inspired by LGBTQ+ Heroes. This annual summer camp recruits a diverse cross section of queer youth to write and perform a new play celebrating our historical Heroes in our chosen LGBTQ+ family. The production is part of San Diego’s Pride Festival, and our Teen-ensemble leads our march in the Pride Parade! Learn more at https://www.diversionary.org/teen-versionary.

FALL FRESH FESTIVAL

We continue the celebration with the Fall Fresh Festival of Cabaret-style entertainment in The Clark Cabaret and Mainstage! From Drag Kings to Drag Queens, from Stand Up Comedy to hosted movie nights, Diversionary will be bursting at the seams with an  eclectic assortment of queer-themed entertainment fortifying our relationship with our community six nights a week. We are putting a premium on and dedicating more time engaging outside non-profit groups and diverse artists by not only offering our Cabaret as a performance venue, but also a hub for organizing and meeting. Cabaret events can be found on Diversionary’s website at https://www.diversionary.org/cabaret.

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 frankie@diversionary.org.

THE STONEWALL SALON

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 https://www.diversionary.org/stonewall-salon.

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 https://www.diversionary.org/d-tours.

Kid-Versionary continues its after school programming on site at Alice Birney Elementary and Roosevelt Middle Schools.  Learn more at https://www.diversionary.org/kid-versionary.

The Silver Squad and Diversionary Werks continue with their periodic drop-classes.  Learn more at https://www.diversionary.org/education.

The Teen Playwrighting Lab continues with a Spring six week playwriting session for LGBTQIA+ teenagers.  Learn more at https://www.diversionary.org/lgbtqia-teen-playwriting.

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