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Teen-Versionary was created as a unique performance experience for LGBTQ+ and allied teens who create a brave and safe space to creatively collaborate on a new scripted play or text that explores queer themes, issues, and experiences. This program is made free of charge to all participating teens thanks to the generous support of our donors and sponsors.

About Teen-Versionary

Calling all Queer teens interested in learning theatre skills and exploring their unique perspectives through storytelling. Teen-Versionary is a three week process rooted in collaborative theatre techniques. The ensemble will dive into a fast-paced “Devised Theatre” process that fuses language, movement, and music to create a brand new play. This unique experience is a special opportunity to meet and create art with fellow Queer and Allied teens from across San Diego! Alongside your creative peers and under the guidance of a professional artistic team, this ensemble will perform as part of the 2022 San Diego Pride Festival.

All teens ages 13-19 who are eager to be part of something special are encouraged to apply to join Diversionary Theatre’s LGBTQIA+Allied ensemble! Because of the advanced timeline of our productions, some theatrical experience is a plus, but not required.

Click here to enroll.  Enrollment is free.  If you have any questions, reach out to Education Outreach Director, Skyler Sullivan.

Thanks for giving yourself the gift of community and creativity. We look forward to connecting with you!

Dear One

Summer 2022

Directed by Wilfred Paloma

Rehearsal/Performance Schedule:

June 27 – July 1: 9:00 AM -3:00 PM
July 5th – July 9: 9:00 AM -3:00 PM
July 11 – July 14: 9:00 AM -3:00 PM
July 15 & July 16: 11:00 AM -5:00 PM


Friday, July 153:00 PM
Saturday, July 164:00 PM

Meet Your Instructor

Wilfred Paloma

Wilfred is a California-based artist with an M.A. in Theatre Arts from San Diego State University and a B.A. in Theatre Performance. Wilfred is also a graduate of the MCIT Acting Studio and is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association. Wilfred will return to San Diego State University in the Fall of 2022 to pursue an MFA in Musical Theatre.

Wilfred engages with diverse populations that span K-12 and adult participants teaching and facilitating Arts Integration, Discrete Arts and Arts Enrichment programs as well as community workshops. In addition to his work with Diversionary Theatre, Wilfred is a Professor of Theatre Arts at Grossmont College and Southwestern College. Wilfred also partners with La Jolla Playhouse, Imagine Brave Spaces, Arts Education Connection, Young Actors Theatre, and San Diego Junior Theatre.

Wilfred is Directing and leading the 2022 Honors Theatre Project which is a collaboration between La Jolla Playhouse and San Diego Unified District. This Devised Theatre project will be a part of the 2022 With Out Walls Festival. Wilfred’s past production credits include Director and Choreographer of Jungle Book, School of Rock, Choreographer Hunchback of Notre Dame (SDJT), Assistant Director and Choreographer for R+J (SDSU)Wilfred performed in La Jolla Playhouse’s 2017 POP Tour: Light Years Away. Listen to Wilfred on Spotify and iTunes on the original cast recording of the musical The Things We Never Say featured on the track “Coronado Lights”.


Reach Out to Us Here

Fill out this form with any questions or comments you may have and Diversionary Theatre’s Education Outreach Director, Skyler Sullivan, will be in touch with you shortly.

Alternatively, you can call us at
(619) 220-0097 x 109.

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    About Our Arts Education Programs and Outreach

    Arts Education is thriving at Diversionary Theatre, and our programs spread the seeds of understanding and tolerance around our unique mission as the third oldest LBGT theater in the country. Watch this video to learn more about each of our education programs. 

    By sharing LGBTQ stories with our community we bring stories that need to be told, directly into people’s lives. We provide a safe place for all students, and we are excited to extend a lifeline to our LGBTQ youth who may not have the support at home or at their school. We are giving people permission to be who they are, and for many this might be a life saving experience.

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