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Blood Moon at Black Box at Diversionary Theater

Dates: (3/1/2024 - 3/10/2024 )

Theatre:

Black Box at Diversionary Theater


4353 35th Street
San Diego,CA 92104

Phone: 6195188207

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Blood Moon


Compulsion Dance & Theatre presents the premiere of Blood Moon, a new thriller written & directed by Michael Mizerany.

After an ex-cop discovers the identity of his brother’s killer, he lures him to an abandoned house to exact revenge.

Performance Venue and Dates:

Black Box Theater

4545 Park Blvd. (Home to the historic Diversionary Theater)

 

This is not a Diversionary Theater production though Diversionary is proud to host this Guest Production.

 

Friday, March 1st at 8:00pm

Saturday, March 2nd at 8:00pm

Sunday, March 3rd at 7:00pm

 

Friday, March 8th at 8:00pm

Saturday, March 9th at 8:00pm

Sunday, March 10th at 1:00pm

Tickets: $23 General Admission

 

 

Tickets: https://compulsion-dance--theatre.ticketleap.com/blood-moon/

 

Blood Moon features performances by Cody Dupree and Jonny Taylor with lighting by Joshua Olmstead..

Seating is limited; advance purchase is highly recommended.

This production contains adult subject matter including profanity, sexual dialogue, violence and some gore.

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Cast and Creative team for Blood Moon at Black Box at Diversionary Theater

Cast

Cody Dupree

Trevor Rovert
Last seen as Charlie in the outrageous sex comedy WALLY & HIS LOVER BOYS, he has been performing around town for over two decades. Some of Cody’s favorite roles include Charlie in Wally & His Lover Boys (Compulsion Dance & Theater), Spike in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Lamplighters), Raheem in Air Turbulence (PowPAC), and Lil’ Jackie Sparks in A 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol (PowPAC). Cody would like to thank his husband, Miguel, for letting him spend so much time away from home to be on stage.


Jonny Taylor

JP Kennicott
Jonny Taylor is excited to be making his debut with Compulsion Dance & Theater. He previously appeared in Wildsong Productions Sweeny Todd (2024), Patio Playhouse's Perfect Crime (2023) as Inspector Ascher, and Trinity Theatre's LARPing (2022), appearing as John/David. Before moving to San Diego, he worked on various productions as an ensemble actor with Telluride Theatre (Telluride, CO) and as a writer/performer with Awkward Silence Jax (Jacksonville, FL). When not onstage, he is an educator at the San Diego Zoo.


Creative Team

Michael Mizerany

Writer/Director
Michael Mizerany is an award-winning dancer, choreographer and playwright based in San Diego, CA. Cygnet Theater (selected): Spring Awakening (Craig Noel nomination), Shockhead Peter, Stupid Fucking Bird and The Last Five Years. Diversionary Theater (selected): Altar Boys (Craig Noel nomination), bare: a pop opera (Craig Noel nomination). Michael has won four LA Stage Scene Awards for Outstanding Choreography for Altar Boyz, Shockhead Peter, A New Brain and bare: a pop opera. He has won two Aubrey Awards for Outstanding Choreography for Altar Boyz and Green Day’s American Idiot. He was also nominated for two Broadway World Awards for his direction and choreography for The Rocky Horror Show. As a playwright, Michael’s work has been produced in San Diego, Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles. In 2016, he was the recipient of the Outstanding Writing Award at the San Diego International Fringe Festival for his one act play, 20 Minutes and Counting. Recently, his play Marry Me, Dennis Branigan received seven 2022 San Diego Broadway World Award nominations including Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Direction of a Play. That same year, his play A Twisted Bargain also received five 2022 San Diego Broadway World Award nominations including Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Direction of a Play. Most recently, A Twisted Bargain received four 2023 Los Angeles Broadway World Award nominations including Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Performer in a Play. In October, his horror short, Deadfall, premiered at Filmout San Diego and is currently streaming on the Fearless app. His second screenplay, Johnny & Babs vs The Apocalypse, will be shooting in March 2024.


Josh Olmstead

Lighting Designer
Many thanks to Michael for this opportunity! Much love to his husband Joey for his endless support. Some past lighting designs include: Compulsion Dance & Theater-Wally & His Lover Boys (2023), Chalk Circle Collective—The Turn of the Screw (2023), Coronado Playhouse—Mamma Mia! (2019, ACT Aubrey Award), Fly by Night (2017, Blue Ribbon Award), Hamlet (2016), Frog and Toad (2015, Blue Ribbon Award), OB Playhouse—Rocky Horror Show (2018). OnStage Playhouse—Heathers the Musical (2017). Thanks for supporting the arts!


Hunter Brown

Fight Choreographer
Hunter Brown is a San Diego based performing artist and fight choreographer, and is ecstatic be working with Compulsion Dance and Theatre once again! Recent combat credits include: Big Fish (Coronado Playhouse), Lightning Thief (Junior Theatre), and She Kills Monsters (Theatre Downtown). Many thanks to Michael Mizerany, Cody Dupree, and Jonny Taylor!


Michael Mizerany

Intimacy Director
Selected Credits: Wally & His Lover Boys (Remount 2023), TEDx Talks: The Murder Room (2023), Marry Me, Dennis Branigan (2021), A Twisted Bargain (San Diego 2021 & Los Angeles 2022), Wally & His Lover Boys (2019), The Rocky Horror Show (2017, 2020, 2021).


Grayson Willow

Lighting Crew
Grayson Willow is so grateful for the opportunity to be reacquainted with stage production at Diversionary Theater. They have previously worked as the stage manager for Arsenic and Old Lace at Health Science High's Drama Club (2012). Their education consists of an Anthropology BA at UCI (2021), Chekhov course by Liz Shipman, stage combat seminar by George Yé, audition workshop by Jeffrey Ingman, and auditing a Meisner course by Lisa Berger at MCIT Studio (2022).


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