|THE CREATIVE TEAMRosina Reynolds (Director, 2.5 Minute Ride) Diversionary Theatre: 2.5 Minute Ride; Marriage Bed; Happy Endings are Extra; Twilight of the Golds; Beautiful Thing; Wrinkles; Another American; Asking and Telling; Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde; Breaking The Code; Lot’s Daughters. North Coast Repertory Theatre: The Cocktail Hour; Fallen Angels; Broken Glass; Glorious; Don’t Dress For Dinner; Relatively Speaking; Importance of Being Earnest; Travesties; An American Daughter; The Sum of Us; Blithe Spirit; Corpse; Rough Crossing; Chekov in Yalta. San Diego Repertory Theatre: Bad Dates. Cygnet Theatre: Atwater, Fixin’ to Die. Renaissance Theatre: Caretaker (San Diego Critics Circle Award). Compass Theatre: Three Days of Rain. Fritz Theatre: Vigil. Gaslamp Quarter Theatre: Marvin’s Room. Founding Artistic Director of Chequamegon Children’s Theatre in Wisconsin, now in our 29th season.
Kym Pappas (Director, Well) is the Co-Artistic Director of InnerMission Productions. Kym developed the Charles K. Nichols Internship Program at OnStage Playhouse and has served as its director since 2006. Directing credits include the San Diego Premieres of The Kid Thing by Sarah Gubbins (MOXIE Theatre), Seminar by Theresa Rebeck, Fat Pig by Neil Labute, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Burt V. Royal, and the World Premiere of Disappearing Act by Delia Knight. She directed and developed an original theatre piece, ONE with the L.E.T Youth Crew and the San Diego Domestic Violence Council. She is a member of the Pasadena Playhouse Directors Lab West and she studied at the American Conservatory Theatre.
Sean Fanning (Scenic Design) is a Southern California-based scenic designer with a career spanning over fifty productions on local stages. Previously for Diversionary: The Mystery of Love and Sex, The Boy Who Danced on Air, Now or Later, Birds of a Feather, Pippin, and Harmony, Kansas. Elsewhere: Full Gallop, the Globe for All tours of Measure for Measure & All’s Well That Ends Well, A Doll’s House, Kingdom, and Plaid Tidings (The Old Globe); My Manana Comes (Marin Theatre Company); Manifest Destinitis, The Oldest Boy, Everybody’s Talkin’, Honky, In the Heights, and Walter Cronkite is Dead (San Diego Repertory Theatre); Equivocation (Lamb’s Players Theatre) Seven Guitars, King Hedley II, Gypsy, Hay Fever, The Vortex, Dogfight, The Whale, Sons of the Prophet, Pageant (Cygnet Theatre Company); Brownsville Song (b-side for tray), A Raisin in the Sun (Moxie Theatre); and The Imrov at Harrah’s and Menopause the Musical (Harrah’s Las Vegas). Sean holds an M.F.A. in Scenic Design from San Diego State University. See more of his work at www.seanfanningdesigns.com.
Kate Bishop (Costume Designer) Kate is thrilled to be back at Diversionary for another great adventure. Her previous shows at this theatre were Amazons and Their Men, Baby With The Bathwater and Boys & Girls. Other recent San Diego productions include Moxie Theatre’s Eternally Bad and New Village Arts’ Lord of the Flies, Wait Until Dark and Plaid Tidings. Prior to that, Kate lived in LA, where she was resident costume designer for Invertigo Dance Theatre (favorites include After It Happened, Give Me Wings) and Independent Shakespeare Company in Griffith Park (favorites include She Stoops To Conquer, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Much Ado About Nothing). She also designed some movies nobody saw, TV shows on channels you didn’t know you had, and a terrible music video for a pop icon she wishes wasn’t still available on YouTube. For more of her work, find her on Facebook: Kate Bishop Costume Design.
Curtis Mueller (Lighting Designer) returns to Diversionary having designed Lizard Boy, Manhandled, Now or Later, A Civil War Christmas, Amazons and Their Men, Man Clan, and A New Brain. Select local credits include: Gutenberg! The Musical (Backyard Renaissance); End of The Rainbow, Quality of Life, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, I Hate Hamlet, All My Sons, Macbeth (Intrepid Theatre Company); Big River, The 1940s Radio Hour, Seascape (NewVillage Arts); Chess in concert, Next to Normal, Spring Awakening (Cabaret at the Merc Summer Series). Curtis has also worked extensively with Coronado School of The Arts, CYT San Diego, and CAST Productions. Curtis holds a BFA in Lighting Design from California Institute of The Arts.
Melanie Chen (Sound Designer) is thrilled be back at Diversionary! She is a San Diego based freelance sound designer who has designed over 70 productions in San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Recent regional credits include: An Iliad (New Village Arts); Marjorie Prime, Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor, The Cocktail Hour (North Coast Repertory Theatre); The Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Old Globe/ USD MFA Program); Native Son (UC San Diego MFA Program); Seven Guitars, King Hedley II (Cygnet Theatre). Melanie just returned from working on a large scale immersive installation version of Peter Pan with Broadway Asia in Beijing as the Sound Design Associate. Coming up, she will work with New Village Arts on their production of Awake and Sing and North Coast Repertory Theatre’s An Illusion. Melanie holds an M.F.A. in Sound Design for Theatre & Dance from UC San Diego. Visit www.melaniesound.com for more information.
Bonnie Durben (Property Master) Diversionary Theatre: The Mystery of Love and Sex, The Boy Who Danced on Air, Now or Later, She-Rantulas, Baby With The Bathwater, A New Brain and Amazons and Their Men. Mira Costa Theatre; These Shining Lights, Romeo and Juliet, Seven, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Urinetown. Moonlight Theatre Productions; Sister Act, Peter Pan, Titanic, Addams Family, Music Man, Shrek, All Shook Up and Big Fish. Intrepid Theatre: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf, Quality of Life , Hamlet, and I Hate Hamlet. Member of the Society of Property Artisans and Managers.
Monica Perfetto (Resident Stage Manager, Stage Manager for Well) is grateful to call Diversionary home as both Production Coordinator and Resident Stage Manager. Monica has a BA in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies from the University of San Diego. At Diversionary: The Boy Who Danced on Air, Now or Later, In the Va Va Voom Room, A Civil War Christmas, Bright Half Life, and A New Brain. Elsewhere: RENT (Southwestern College), Annie (California Youth Conservatory), Much Ado About Nothing, I Hate Hamlet, All My Sons, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream the Musical (Intrepid). As Production Assistant/ Assistant Stage Manager: Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Fox on the Fairway, Side by Side, Chapter Two (North Coast Repertory Theatre), and The Two Gentleman of Verona (The Old Globe/USD MFA Program).
James Ramirez (Stage Manager, 2.5 Minute Ride) is making his Diversionary Theatre debut with 2.5 Minute Ride. Elsewhere: My Mañana Comes, Outside Mullingar, and Rapture, Blister, Burn (San Diego Repertory); Lost in the Pines (Magnetic North Theatre Co); Lettice and Lovage(Scripps Ranch Theatre); A Discourse of Wonders on the Invisible World (Moxie Theatre); Vinegar Tom, A Little Night Music (San Diego State University) and various concert series’ for Mainly Mozart.
Scott Amiotte (Master Carpenter)