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Diversionary has brought so much joy and thought-provoking art to my life and to the community. This theatre reaches out to those who need to see their stories and themselves represented on stage. The fearlessness and passion that Diversionary presents onstage and off make it a company that is capable of creating change and opening minds and hearts.
-Andrea Agosta, Adiel in Cardboard Piano &
Laila in Homos, Or Everyone in America

Diversionary captures the artist in you. Together we tell and watch a story from a point of view that may have not been understood, seen or heard before.”
-Allison Spratt Pearce, Anita Bryant in
The Loneliest Girl in the World

“What a thrill to share stories through which all of us are revealed.Through those characters, I saw myself represented honestly and unashamedly on the Diversionary stage. Working on ‘Homos’ at Diversionary made me feel like an artist in the truest, most invigorating sense.”
Michael Cusimano, Dan in Homos, Or Everyone in America

Since the first time I stepped foot into Diversionary I felt at home; the theater makes me feel welcome, challenged, nurtured, provoked, and moved, both as an artist, and as a human. I think that is what sets it apart. It is truly a place where each of our individual differences melt away into an intimate, and very human experience.
-Jacque Wilke, Philip in The Happiest Place On Earth

“Working at Diversionary was a JOY FULL process. I felt supported every step of the way by the Diversionary team. As a collaborator, Matt Morrow is generous and insightful. I was so appreciative of his care.”
 Lisa Berger, Director, The Moors

Diversionary gave me my official West Coast Premiere — it doesn’t get better than that. And more importantly, Diversionary provided people with great ideas and big hearts to help share a challenging play with an audience base I’m so thrilled to introduce it to — San Diego!
-Jordan Seavey, Playwright of
Homos, Or Everyone in America

Diversionary is a beacon of tolerance and innovative theatre not only in San Diego, but in the country. I am PROUD to work with Diversionary and feel distinctly honored to collaborate with such committed and talented artists. Diversionary is a place where artists feel safe and is a model of creativity for the LGBTQ community. Long Live Diversionary!
-Kim Strassburger, Agatha in The Moors

Diversionary gave me the amazing gift of a self-contained universe in which I was a full-time writer surrounded by the most open-hearted, wise artists bringing my work to life. The community at Diversionary fills the room with their passion for creating theatre, and my time among them was constantly thought-provoking and nourishing.  The creative team, actors, musicians, designers, and crew that I worked with took my show from notes on a page to a living, breathing (and bubble-spewing) organism beyond my wildest dreams.
-Julia Meinwald, Composer of The Loneliest Girl in the World

Happiest Place on Earth’ meant so much to me in this moment. Watching the endlessly talented Jacque Wilke play me and my loved ones–especially my Aunt Karen who unfortunately left us shortly before this Diversionary production–was a pure joy. The care and passion with which she attacked these people who all mean so much to me, was a gift. The whole production was simply a gift. Diversionary, my friends, is a gift.
-Philip Dawkins, Playwright of The Happiest Place On Earth

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