Diversionary Sets New Senior Program

The staff, board, and community of Diversionary Theatre, America's third oldest LGBT theatre, are proud to present "The Silver Squad".

Everyone has a story to tell. Diversionary Theatre invites LGBTQ Seniors to join its first-ever performance ensemble The Silver Squad that will culminate in a showcase presentation during the 2016 Pride Festival.

Beginning May 31st, The Silver Squad will meet twice a week at Diversionary over a seven-week period to train in storytelling, acting, improv, and writing. The squad will then create their own ensemble-based show to share with the community. The entire community will be invited to attend the special presentations during the San Diego Pride Festival, July 15 & 16 at Diversionary Theatre.

It's like Coming Out all over again, but this time way more fun! Gain confidence, make new friends, and learn about the art of theatre as we create a supportive environment to explore your creative voice, and connect with others in The Silver Squad.

"I am thrilled to be offering this unique experience to San Diego's lifetime learners. I am inspired by older adults because of their experience, and emotional depth. I look forward to working with these folks and helping them to tell the stories that need to be told." - Skyler Sullivan, Education Associate at Diversionary Theatre.

For the seven week course, which includes over 28 hours of class instruction the tuition is $350. Scholarships are available. Reserve your spot at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10081591 or by calling 619-220-0097. Deadline to sign up is 5/24.

Can't attend, but you would like to sponsor a senior or make a donation please visit:
And thank you for for your donation.


Skyler Sullivan:

Originally from Hartford CT, he has spent 20 years teaching and performing all over the US. After receiving a B.F.A. in acting from Emerson College, he found himself working in Oakland CA as a P.E. teacher. Realizing that the arts could be infused in all areas of study, he continued training as an actor in movement, voice and speech. Skyler spent 10 years as a lead Teaching Artist and curriculum developer for the New Victory Theatre in New York City. Now on the West coast, he teaches for Diversionary Theatre, New Village Arts, La Jolla Playhouse, and Fern St. Circus. He is also a Clown Doctor with the Big Apple Circus. As an actor, Skyler just completed the role of "Voltaire" in Emilie at New Village Arts in Carlsbad. M.F.A.in acting, Brooklyn College.

Peggy Walkush

Peggy Walkush is an actor, improviser, writer and director with experience in theater and film. She teaches and performs improv comedy at Finest City Improv. In 2015 Peggy co-wrote, produced and directed "The 3 ½ Star Musical," a Yelp parody which played to sold out audiences. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and in a past life served as speechwriter for a Fortune 500 CEO. Peggy trained at National Comedy Theater and Finest City Improv and has taken countless workshops from improv gurus from across the country. She created and hosts "The Big Gay Improv Show," a quarterly fundraiser for Diversionary Theatre. Peggy loves the freedom of expression that improv inspires and helping others find their voices through creative expression.

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