• CANCELLED will present at 2pm on October 4th on Zoom

    Running Time: 30 Minutes

    Directed & Media Designed by Jared Mezzocchi
    Musical Directed by Ian Brandon

    Featuring the Teen-Versionary Ensemble

    When a scandal breaks out online in a progressive high school, the Gay-Straight Alliance Club’s leadership is thrown into chaos. Friendships are tested, hierarchy is upended, and how we communicate with one another is challenged in this one-act musical by cutting edge musical theatre writers Kit Yan and Melissa Li.

    Please join us immediately following the performance for a talkback with the writers and director! 

    Even though we may be physically separated, this year’s Pride is all about collaboration at Diversionary.

    We are not only teaming up with The Old Globe to bring you original new live-streamed plays from diverse, local LGBTQ playwrights, our Teen-Versionary ensemble is collaborating with The Stonewall Salon, our ensemble of LGBTQ+A senior citizens, to create new intergenerational work around this year’s Pride theme: Together We Rise! 
    Join us on Sunday July 19th from 2:00-4:30 (PDT) on this pageour Facebook page, or on YouTube to see all new work about what connects us and what lifts us up.

    About Teen-Versionary

    Teen-Versionary offers a unique experience where participants work on short scripted plays written by professional playwrights, while creating new content exploring the theme: Together We Rise! Our ensemble, made up of LGBTQ teens and their Allies, creates a safe space to connect with others, and be a part of a unique and creative ensemble. Through a two week rehearsal and writing process, the teen ensemble will get a taste of professional theatre in a fast paced online environment. Participants will have an opportunity to either work on a new short play, or write new content, all of which will be showcased in this year’s virtual Pride Festival.

    Folks aged 13 to recent high school graduates are welcomed to apply for Teen-Versionary. Anyone who wants to be part of an inclusive, queer, theatre-making experience is encouraged to apply.

    This program is 100% FREE, but if you would like to make a donation, or to learn more, email Diversionary’s Director of Arts Education and Outreach Skyler Sullivan at: ssullivan@diversionary.org or call at 619-220-6830 ext. 204

    Written by Patricia Loughrey
    Music by Thomas Hodges
    Directed by Skyler Sullivan


    Friday, July 12th, 2019 @ 2pm
    Saturday, July 13th, 2019 @ 4:30pm

    Please join us for Dear Harvey the culmination of our 2019 Teen-Versionary acting program. Tickets are $10.00


    About the Show:

    Dear Harvey premiered at Diversionary Theatre in 2009

    Dear Harvey by Patricia Loughrey: Extensively researched and beautifully constructed, this documentary-style ensemble play recounts the life and lasting impact of groundbreaking LGBT activist and politician Harvey Milk, as told by the people who knew him best. Spoken word combines with multimedia and music as an ensemble cast moves in and out of the identities of real-world figures whose lives were forever altered
    by Milk’s too-short career. This spirited play reaffirms his impact and the continued relevance of his campaign towards equality, three decades after his assassination.


    Creative Team

    Director: Skyler Sullivan
    Production Manager: Ryan Heath
    Stage Manager: Rita Navarro
    Assistant Director: Jose Galvan
    Lighting Designer: Mashun Tucker
    Set Designer: Justin Humphres
    Music: Thomas Hodges


    Hayden Goldman
    Brendon Novosad
    Sonya Valle
    Rachel Weir
    Ilenia Matto
    Pierre Cozic
    Hailey Corum
    Lily McLure
    Willow Segall

  • Teen-Versionary is unique, producing a new play exploring the LGBT experience, and the ensemble is comprised of LGBT teens and their allies, creating a safe space to creatively explore the story and characters. Through a two week intensive rehearsal process, the teen ensemble will get a taste of a professional theatre process in a fast paced environment where a new play is fully produced in two weeks. Anyone who wants to feel part of something special is encouraged to apply. Because of the advanced timeline, some theatrical experience is also encouraged, but not required.

    619.220.6830 x109 


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    Dear Harvey