DIVERSIONARY ANNOUNCES THEIR D-TOURS PERFORMANCE OF
WELCOME TO LA MISA, BABY
Touring the San Diego Unified School District
Contact: Jenny Case, Managing Director
619-220-6830 x 201
Mach 9th, 2020: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
San Diego, CA
WHAT: Diversionary announces their 2020 D-Tours production of WELCOME TO LA MISA, BABY which will tour the San Diego Unified School District as part of the Arts Education and Outreach programming.
WHO: Co-Creator and Performer Migguel Anggelo brings his show WELCOME TO LA MISA, BABY to the San Diego Unified School District.
WHEN: Touring the San Diego Unified School District March 9th – 13th, 2020.
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Diversionary Theatre is thrilled to continue their relationship with the San Diego Unified School District with the second year of their D-Tour series. This year’s touring production is WELCOME TO LA MISA, BABY by Migguel Anggelo and will tour the San Diego Unified School District March 9th through the 13th.
About the Show
In response to the tragic shooting in Orlando and the continuing attacks against the LGBTQ community, performer and activist MIgguel Anggelo uses music, dance, and a kaleidoscope of personalities, to pay homage to one of the most sacred spaces in gay culture: the disco.
Welcome to La Misa, Baby! takes place in a defunct religious sanctuary-turned-safe space called La Misa. LGBTQ revelers interact with Manuela, the celebrated drag queen and high-priestess of the glittering disco club. This one-actor, six-character play performed by Migguel Anggelo weaves a compelling, narrative collage celebrating the history of queer safe spaces in America and the LGBTQ communities that come together nightly in times of joy and crisis. Welcome to La Misa, Baby inspires audiences to contemplate what understanding, tolerance, belonging and safety mean for Queer and Latinx communities in the United States of today.
About making WELCOME TO LA MISA, BABY part of the D-Tours Series , Executive Artistic Director, Matt M. Morrow, says, “Diversionary is grateful to have Migguel Anggelo in residence for the second year of D-Tours! His tour de force solo performance piece Welcome to La Misa, Baby is a powerful and intimate exploration of the LGBTQ community in the wake of gun violence. Migguel’s performance will undoubtedly electrify and inspire the student audiences we will reach through our tour of the San Diego Unified School District.“
About The D-Tours Series , Director of Arts Education and Outreach, Skyler Sullivan, says, “Diversionary Theatre is thrilled to be partnering with the San Diego Unified School District again to bring Welcome to La Misa Baby, a thought-provoking LGBTQ work directly into the schools. This year‘s selection is inspired by the Pulse nightclub shooting and features Migguel Anggelo playing a myriad of colorful characters who bind together to combat hate in their community using love and empathy.”
A video message from Migguel Anggelo regarding bringing Welcome to La Misa, Baby to the San Diego Unified School District: https://youtu.be/lwRJhrKc7b0