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About the Performer: Sabrín Diehl

Sabrín Diehl is an actor, improviser, comedian, performance artist, and proud gender-fluid Lesbian Latina from Miama. They went to New World School of the Arts where they received conservatory acting training. They have also received training from the Guthrie Theatre and The Margolis Method. During their time in Minneapolis, they have performed with theaters such as The Guthrie Theater, Mixed Blood Theater, Penumbra theater, HUGE Theater, Pangea World Theater, and many more!

About the Director: Emma Lai

Emma Lai is a director and producer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is passionate abojut satirical work, race-centered work, new work, and musical theatre. She is currently working at Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey as their Artistic Assistant. She also currently serves as our Artistic Director here at Picnic Basket Theatre.  (


Somewhere Over the Pacific centers around the private life and disappearance of Amelia Earhart on July 2nd, 1937. Not only did she forever lose signal with planet Earth, but she was also mysteriously zapped into her deepest Sapphic dream, a planet called DykeinLand.


This play is written and performed by Sabrín Diehl,  directed by Emma Lai, production managed by Julianne Escanan, and sound designed by Rachel Brees. Cover art by Jack Magnus.

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Somewhere Over the Pacific

by Sabrín Diehl

Resident Production Team


Julianne Escanan


Julianne (she/her) is the production manager with Picnic Basket Theatre. She has worked in theatre primarily as a pit violinist and music director for musicals and operas. She is especially interested in stories about BIPOC experiences and mental health. Outside of PBT, she is a board-certified music therapist passionate about pediatrics and mental health.


Rachel Brees


Rachel (she/her) is the Associate Artistic Director and Sound Supervisor with Picnic Basket Theatre. Her work in theatre traditionally exists within the realm of sound design, audio engineering, and music composition. She is especially interested in projects that serve a community as well as stories about the queer experience, mental health, and complex family relationships.

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