I was recently asked by a Victory Gardens representative to edit my review of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity on EDGE to clarify that Victory Gardens presented it in association with Teatro Vista — rather than TV co-producing it with VG. Or, what I originally said was:
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, presented by Teatro Vista at Victory Gardens Theatre, plays through November 1.
I was told the way I had it credited here was “way, way, way off.”
So my question is: Who actually produced this marvelous play? And who was responsible for bringing it to light? Because I honestly don’t know anymore. And what does “produced (not presented, mind you) in association with…” mean anyway (as per VG’s web site)? What is the distinction? Presented/produced?? What group did what?
What’s going on here?
EDIT: Deity playwright Kristoffer Diaz clarifies things in the comments below:
The play is produced by Victory Gardens in association with Teatro Vista.
I submitted the play to Victory Gardens for the Ignition Festival last summer. Eddie directed that production. Desmin played the lead. We did a second workshop at Victory Gardens in February. Shortly after, I became a playwright-in-residence with TV. Around then (I believe), TV (as a company) became officially involved in the production team.
It is inaccurate to say that this is a Teatro Vista production at Victory Gardens. Victory Gardens is a producer on this, not a presenter.
And just to be cheeky, I’m going to go ahead and offer that when you ask who is *responsible* for CHAD DEITY, the answer is not just VG and TV — but in fact, Eddie Torres, all the actors, the entire production team, and, well, me.
If there are other questions, please feel free to contact me. I’m easy to find on Twitter.