The Daddy Machine, a musical commissioned by Diversionary Theatre, and created by award-winning playwright Patricia Loughrey and off-off-Broadway composer Rayme Sciaroni, is based on the children’s story for gay and lesbian families written by Johnny Valentine.

The show honors and celebrates both that which is unique and that which is universal in the lives of LGBT families.

The musical, featuring two moms, two kids, a dog named Stonewall and sixty-two dads, premiered at Diversionary Theatre on January 18, 2008.

Meet Stonewall...
Home Page --- Contact Patricia --- About Patricia --- The Plays --- Dear Harvey --- The Daddy Machine

For Dear Harvey licensing info please click here


Drawn from over thirty interviews conducted by Patricia Loughrey, Dear Harvey recounts the achievements and vision of the first openly gay man elected to a major public office in the United States.

A drag queen, a State Senator, an international gay rights activist, a nineteen-year-old composer…
the play weaves these voices and more with the personal and political writings of Harvey Milk to paint a portrait of a leader, and a vision for equality.

Supported by photos from Milk’s friends and family, Dear Harvey celebrates the stories not found in history books: stories of a love that reached beyond fear
.

Read more about Dear Harvey


Learn more about Harvey Milk at
The Milk Foundation

In the 30th year after the assassination of Harvey Milk, Diversionary Theatre commissioned a tribute to the civil rights activist. Dear Harvey, directed by Dan Kirsch, premiered on April 19, 2009 to critical acclaim.
...........................................................
“An unforgettable salute to Harvey Milk”
Frontiers in L.A.
...........................................................
“A funny, tragic, stirring, and uplifting portrait of courage, faith, and dignity.”
Les Spindle, Backstage

Hy Bender on Fringe, NYC:
"I've seen thousands of NYC stage productions. None has radiated more love than this one."

Theatre Mania, NYC:
"This theatrical event, playing at the SoHo Playhouse, is something entirely new: a riveting, emotional exploration of the life and lasting impact of Milk through music, photographs, Milk's own words, and reflections from those who knew him."