Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Congrats Patty!

Dear Harvey playwright, Patricia Loughrey, wins San Diego Pride's Special Award for Cultural and Artistic Excellence.
Read more here...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Day of Significance

Yesterday would have been Harvey's 80th birthday and marked the first annual Harvey Milk Day - a day of "special significance" in California. People in California as well as all over the country used the day to celebrate Harvey's life through picnics, gatherings, and performances, but also to protest discriminatory practices.

Happy Birthday Harvey! You continue to inspire us.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Two more chances to see Dear Harvey!

Come see two different radings of Dear Harvey to celebrate the first Harvey Milk Day
May 19 & 20, 2010 at Diversionary Theatre.

Wednesday, May 19 – 7:30pm. Read by San Diego State University School of Theatre, Television and Film. Cast: John Alspaugh, Shane Blackburn, Crystal Brandon, Amanda Clemens, Emily Davenport, Ken Hodges, Courtney Howard, Dihann McCrary, Kristin McReddie, Bailey Neill, Anthony Simone, Derek Smith, Jon Wat, Berlyn James Wieland and Thomas Hodges. Directed by Peter Cirino. Produced by Jay Sheehan. Stage Manager: Mark Sherman. Projection Design: Dominic Abbenante. Dramaturgy: Lauren Beck.

Thursday, May 20 – 7:30pm. Read by Diversionary Theatre. Cast: Camille Davidson, Dana Hooley, Phil Johnson, Jerusha Matsen Neal, Richard Seer, Ira Spector, James Vasquez and Thomas Hodges. Directed by Dan Kirsch. Stage Manager: Mark Sherman. Projection Design: Dominic Abbenante, Dan Kirsch, Jay Sheehan, Bret Young.

Advance tickets – suggested donation of $20. Available through the Diversionary Box Office. By phone: 619.220.0097. Online: www.diversionary.org. Advance tickets receive reserved seats. Advance $10 student tickets are available by calling 619-220-0097 or stopping by the box office (seats will be general admission). Night of event: tickets available first-come, first-served general admission. Make a donation of any amount. Donations from Wednesday night will support the Harvey B. Milk Foundation and SDSU School of Theatre, Television and Film. Donations from Thursday night will support the Harvey B. Milk Foundation and Diversionary Theatre.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The show must go on... and it will!

San Diego State University’s critically acclaimed production of Dear Harvey has been chosen to participate in the

Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival

The SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Film’s stunning presentation of Dear Harvey has been selected to participate in the Southwest Regional Finals for the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival being held in St. George, Utah in early February. If the show does well in Utah, the production will move to the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. in April!

The SDSU production was written by SDSU Alum Patricia Loughrey with music composed for the play by SDSU student Thomas Hodges. After its successful run at Diversionary Theatre, the show played to sold- out, standing ovation crowds during its run at SDSU.

We now look to our friends to help us fund raise to get the show to Utah. Only $457 will completely underwrite an actor’s expense for the entire week of the festival. This includes hotel, registration fees, acting workshops, transportation, and a few meals. If you would like to help us send this production to Utah, please call Jay Sheehan at 619-594-4990 or email him at JSheehan@mail.sdsu.edu.

Thanks to everyone at Diversionary Theatre for their ongoing support of this project!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

We're taking the show on the road!

... for one night only!

If you missed Dear Harvey at San Diego State, you still have a chance to see the show. This Thursday, October 8, SDSU will take Dear Harvey on the road to the San Diego School of Creative and Peforming Arts. The show starts at 7 PM in the Florence Johnson Grand Theatre, and is absolutely free!

2425 Dusk Dr
San Diego, CA 92139-2412