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Diversionary’s ‘Ballast’ Navigates Changing Relationships

Left to right. Maxton Miles Baeza, Dana Case, Jacque Wilke, Skyler Sullivan, ...

Credit: Darren Scott

Above: Left to right. Maxton Miles Baeza, Dana Case, Jacque Wilke, Skyler Sullivan, the cast of the play "Ballast" in this undated photo.

Diversionary’s ‘Ballast’ Navigates Changing Relationships


Matt Morrow, artistic director, Diversionary Theatre

Georgette Kelly, playwright, "Ballast"



When: Now - June 4

Where: Diversionary Theatre

Cost: $15-$45

The new play at Diversionary Theatre has been called ambitious and challenging for the relatively small San Diego theatre.

It features two different main stories, as well as dream sequences sometimes with quick transitions between scenes.

But at its heart, the play “Ballast” by playwright Georgette Kelly is a deeply personal story about gender transitioning and the transformation it brings in relationships.

"Ballast is even more topical and vital as our country comes to grips with issues our trans community face daily. Georgette has crafted a compelling story brimming with intelligence, poetry and surprising humor. This brave play takes the audience on a journey that is both epic in scale and deeply personal, to emotional and psychic realms never before traversed in the theatre. Expect the unexpected," said Matt Morrow, artistic director at Diversionary Theatre, in a press release.

The world premiere of “Ballast” is the centerpiece of Diversionary's inaugural Spark play festival. The festival runs May 18-21 and features works never before seen in San Diego.

Morrow and Kelly preview "Ballast", Thursday on Midday Edition.

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