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Diversionary Theatre Names Andréa Agosto Artistic Fellow

Agosto is the first fellow in Diversionary’s new program aimed at fostering and elevating LGBTQ BIPOC leaders.

SAN DIEGO, CALIF.: Diversionary Theatre has announced that Andréa Agosto will join the company as part of its new artistic fellow program. The program, created as part of Diversionary’s anti-racism action plan addressing We See You, White American Theatre and Black Lives Matter, is aimed at elevating and training a future LGBTQ BIPOC artistic producer. The fellow will work with theatre leadership and collaborate on programming and production.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Andréa Agosto as Diversionary’s inaugural artistic fellow,” said executive artistic director Matt M. Morrow in a statement. “She is not only a Diversionary fave, but also a San Diego theatre star, and a viciously talented theatre artist and educator. I’m grateful for her partnership in launching this program designed to elevate and give voice to future generations of LGBTQ BIPOC theatre leaders. I look forward to collaborating with Andrea on our work all season long!”

Andréa Agosto.

As part of the fellowship, Agosto will work with theatre leadership and collaborate on programming and production.

“I am looking forward to being on the front lines of creating and producing meaningful theatre and theatrical opportunities and advocating for LGBTQ BIPOC artists and works,” said Agosto in a statement.

Agosto is a performing arts educator and a performer. The majority of her San Diego stage credits are at Diversionary (A Kind of Weather, Significant Other, Bull in a China Shop and Homos or Everyone in America). Agosto attended UMKC where she studied film and theatre. For her graduate studies, she looked towards language, literacy, and sociocultural studies. She believes the marriage of her arts and sociocultural studies has informed how she views the arts, as well as how she discusses the two which is evident in the Intersectionality and Justice panels she facilitated for Diversionary. She aims to continue exploring these issues, and advocating for LGBTQ BIPOC artists.

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