Silver Squad


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  • Everyone has a story to tell. Diversionary welcomes LGBTQ+Allied Senior Citizens to attend our FREE drop-in theatre performance classes in The Silver Squad. Gain confidence, make new friends, and learn about the art of theatre as we create a supportive environment to explore your creative voice, and connect with others.  Our Drop-in classes are a good way to get a sample of what it is like to come study with us before committing to a longer class. We focus on two performance skills each session, that may include:  Acting, Improv, Movement, Writing, Storytelling, Music, Voice and Speech, Circus, and much more! No commitment, and they are Free! Silver Squad is a FREE drop-in acting workshop that will meet at Diversionary Theatre to explore: voice for the stage, acting, improvisation, and movement. Come nurture your inner artist and try something new in a supportive fun environment. If you have never attended we encourage you to try it, and it is more fun when you bring a friend!

  • Silver Squad is going Virtual! Please join us for one of our FREE upcoming classes which will be held via the Zoom app. Please click the “register” button to receive the link to join the Zoom Meeting. You will want to register in advance to be sure you receive the link on time.

    You can test Zoom out here: Skyler will be online 15 minutes before each session to help, and to be available for a lesson in how to use it for the class.

    June 5th 2:30-3:30PM

    Think you’re funny? In these quarantine times we all need a dose of laughter. In this fun-filled class we will be exploring comedy and unlocking your comedic potential! Use your imagination and learn some new acting tools to bring more comedy into your living room.


    June 12th 2:30-3:30

    Dive into Shakespeare’s text and discover what is lurking just under the surface. In this voice-based acting class, we will be focusing our work on a selection of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Learn how to use your voice to make the text come alive. No experience with Shakespeare required. Please select a sonnet to work on in class, and print it out if possible. (Free downloadable sonnets here)


    June 19th 2:30-3:30

    A fun-filled workshop of theatre exercises and improv games. We will expand our sense of play, and try what it feels like to be an actor with no script. If you need to laugh, this class is for you, don’t miss it.


    June 26th 2:30-3:30

    Drift back to the golden age of radio with this exciting workshop focusing on voice acting, and the art of sound effects. We will use our imaginations to try character voices, and use objects in our homes to create a complete world using only sound!

    FREE REGISTRATION             

    For more information call  Skyler at 619-220-6830 x 109 or email

  • Instructors:

    Skyler Sullivan is an actor and arts educator transplanted from New York.While in NYC, he worked with The New Victory Theatre for ten years as a veteran teaching artist, where he honed his skills as a curriculum developer, and facilitator. He has also been a teacher and site director for Circus Minimus for the past 15 years and enjoyed three seasons on the faculty of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Sitka, AK. Other NYC teaching credits include: The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, the Professional Performing Arts School, and on-set coaching on two P.B.S. shows: Sesame Street and The Electric Company. Skyler is thrilled to be working with Diversionary Theatre as it continues its tradition of arts education and outreach. Currently in San Diego he also teaches for The Old Globe, Fern Street Circus, and The La Jolla Playhouse. Keep an eye open to learn about upcoming classes and opportunities. Education: B.F.A. in acting Emerson College, M.F.A. in Acting Brooklyn College.

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