This season, we’re doing things a little differently. The changing world around us is forcing us all to quickly adapt, and Diversionary is no exception. To celebrate our 25th Season of LGBTQ Theatre, we need YOUR help. Support Diversionary by taking part in our 2020-21 Season Brochure! We’re looking for diverse faces and voices to represent the theatre all season long. Participation is easy. Simply fill out this quick form, answer a few prompts, and upload a photo. To say thank you for participating, we’ll be giving away a season pass to a patron who submits, chosen at random! You can submit your photo and prompt here.
We will include as many responses as we can! Thank you in advance for supporting Diversionary. *Deadline to submit is 7/26!*
Allison Rossett & Sue Reynolds
Reuel Olin & Bob Grinchuk
It’s 1993 and mixtapes are the language of love. Set in the American heartland during the summer between high school and whatever comes next, college-bound jock Mike and self-assured but aimless Will find themselves drawn to each other. Their rush of first love full of excitement, confusion, and passion, forges an unlikely bond neither were expecting. Told to the power-pop precision of Matthew Sweet’s seminal rock album, Girlfriend is a vibrant new musical about the terror and thrill of discovering yourself, and the life you want to lead.
“A rock ‘n’ roll valentine that delivers subtle wisdom with an exhilarating kick.” – Rolling Stone MagazineProduction Sponsors:James Dolton & Doug KatzenmeyerBill McClain & Bob Leyh
From the brilliantly twisted mind of David Sedaris comes a classic tonic for the holidaze. Out of work and options, The Santaland Diaries finds David as he begins his career as an elf in Macy’s Santaland during the holiday crunch. Battling throngs of rabid families clamoring towards a drunken Santa to satiate their Christmas fix, David makes do with some hilarious observations on human nature, and an unexpected connection to the holiday spirit.
Add On just for the Holidaze: Linda Libby’s HoliGay Storytime -Join the indomitable theatre icon Linda Libby after hours for some queer holiday cheer! Grab a drink in Fritz’ lounge and saddle up with Linda fireside as she regales us with readings of holiday stories and songs that put the holly in your holigay!Please note that Season’s Greetings has been replaced with Linda Libby’s HoliGay Storytime.
*Linda Libby’s HoliGay Storytime will not be performed on Thursday, November 21st or Opening Night, November 30. There will be a presentation on after the 7pm Industry Night performance Monday, December 9. Run time is approximately 40 minutes.
“Priceless observations, both outrageous and subtle. Destined to hold a place in the annals of American humor writing.”-The New York Times
Production Sponsor: Alan C. CampbellWhen Kid’s grieving father pops up at his Brooklyn doorstep and asks to move in, it kinda puts a cramp in his sex life. Not to mention the completion of his memoir about his gender transition. As he struggles to keep his professional and romantic deadlines, revelations about his family history begin to subvert his own narrative. A hilarious, time-jumping, tragi-comedy exploring gender identity and its effect on family, A Kind of Weather is about learning to be who you already are.
Sylvan Oswald’s work has been seen at Center Theatre Group, About Face Theatre, Joe’s Pub and Clubbed Thumb. Honors include the Rosati Fellowship from Duke University Libraries, the Thom Thomas award from The Dramatists Guild, a Jerome Fellowship, and residencies at Sundance/Ucross, Macdowell Colony, and Yaddo.
Production Sponsor: Joann ClarkTheo and Cecily are at a dire crossroads in their relationship and need to come clean with the details of their sexual histories. As they excavate their past encounters, the truth of their experiences begins to undermine the very foundation of their relationship. A contemporary queer love story, Plot Points In Our Sexual Development explores the intersection of gender and intimacy, and the dangers of revealing yourself to the person you love.
“Important and intensely provocative. Transgender people deserve to see joy onstage and others can share the feeling.” –The New York Times
“Enlarges our sense of shared humanity.”-New York Magazine
Sponsored in Honor and Memory of Dan Kirsch, by Carlos MalamudFrom the visionary behind Avenue Q comes a bold new Broadway musical fairytale where “Once Upon a Time” crashes into right now. In the mythical land of Arcadia, the royal family is challenged to set out on a journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction. Through their adventure gender roles are upended, relationships liberated, and love is discovered in the most surprising of ways. Told to the hypnotic beat of the iconic 80’s all-girl rock band The Go-Go’s, Head Over Heels joyously unveils a path to a new world where diversity is celebrated and ladies lead!
Top Ten of 2018, Entertainment Weekly
“A clever, delightful, bubbly, exuberant party!”
-New York Magazine
Production Sponsors: Rob Granat & Al Mazur
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