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Season 38


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. 

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SEASON SPONSOR: Bob Grinchuk in loving memory of Reuel K. Olin
Season 38

DRAGON MAMA San Diego Premiere

By Sara Porkalob
Directed by Andrew Russell
September 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!


By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Lisa Berger
November 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?  


By Mara Vélez Meléndez
Co-Production with Moxie Theatre
Performances at Moxie Theatre, add on to your subscription at a special rate just for Diversionary Subscribers
May 5 – June 2, 2024 / Opening Night on May 10, 2024 

Lolita finds herself in the Wall Street office of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Board. Like a Boricua Lolita before her, she is here in the name of La Revolución! She’s got glamour, glitter, and a gun, but is she really ready? Let the office receptionist lead the way! Notes on Killing Seven Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Board Members is a hilarious and harrowing drag show about decolonizing places and people.

*Please note, this production is not included in the subscription price and will be performed at Moxie Theatre.  It is a special add-on at a discounted rate for Diversionary Theatre subscribers. 


By EllaRose Chary & Brandon James Gwinn
Directed by Sherri Eden Barber
Co-Production with Moxie Theatre
May 9 – June 2, 2024 / Opening Night on May 18, 2024

Production Sponsors: Rob Granat & Al Mazur

T and L drive their 1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible off the edge of the Grand Canyon. Suspended in mid air, the two discover their authentic selves and embark on a queer odyssey that defies conventions and dares to ask: “Why do strong female characters always gotta die?” Aided by a kick-ass Riot Grrrl band, T and L attempt to sort out their new identities, how those identities impact their relationships with each other, and seek out the gay happy ending they’ve always deserved.

Winner of the 2021 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre Writing.

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