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Frankie Alicea-Ford named new Associate Artistic Director of Diversionary Theatre

Frankie Alicea-Ford named new Associate Artistic Director of Diversionary Theatre

Diversionary Theatre has recenlty hired Frankie Alicea-Ford to fill its new Associate Artistic Director position, according to Broadway World San Diego.

In this new position, Alicea-Ford will work closely with Executive Artistic Director Matt M. Morrow on producing a the season of Mainstage productions and the new Austin & Joann Clark Cabaret programming of entertainment. Alicea-Ford, an experienced arts educator will also support Director of Arts Education and Outreach, Skyer Sullivan on curriculum creation and teaching in Diversionary's expanding education programming.

Alicea-Ford's bio, as listed on the Diverisonary Theatre website, follows:

Frankie Alicea-Ford, Associate Artistic Director [he/him/his] is a San Diego based, New York City trained theatre artist who has been working professionally since 2012. After receiving his BFA from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, Frankie has worked as a performer, deviser, educator and administrator throughout the US and abroad. He has created and spearheaded multiple theater education programs throughout Connecticut and New York and worked as the Residential Director of The Center for Creative Youth, based out of Wesleyan University. He currently works as a teaching artist with La Jolla Playhouse, New Village Arts and Diversionary Theatre and has extensive training in devised theater techniques, arts integration and trauma based theater practices. He was most recently an Artistic Associate and the Artist-In-Residence at New Village Arts in Carlsbad, CA.

"I'm so grateful to have Frankie's partnership at Diversionary," Executive Artistic Director Morrow told Broadway San Diego. "His energy, enthusiasm, and incisive point of view are what the future of our industry looks like. I believe our collaboration and his leadership will create an even stronger and more artistically ambitious Diversionary than ever before!"

Diversionary Theatre was founded in 1986 to provide quality theatre for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. The mission of the theatre is to provide an inspiring and thought provoking theatrical platform to explore complex and diverse LGBT stories, which influence the larger cultural discussion.

More information about Diversionary Theatre is here.