Dezart Performs Nominated for 27 Desert Theatre League Awards

Dezart Performs Nominated for 27 Desert Theatre League Awards

The Desert Theatre League announced their Desert Star Award nominations for the 2016-17 Season on August 1. Dezart Performs received 27 nominations in 18 categories including Outstanding Comedy, Outstanding Drama,Outstanding Director, Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Actress & Outstanding Sound Design, to name a few.

Dezart Performs, one of the Coachella Valley's preeminent theatre companies, recognizes that the performing arts promote greater understanding, provoke insightful discussion and enrich the life and culture of a community. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit theatre company, its mission is to provide an artistic home for bold and cutting-edge plays, creating an atmosphere of artistic growth for actors, directors and other creative artists who uniquely contribute to the diverse theatrical environment in the Coachella Valley.

The annual Desert Star Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 8 in Sun City Palm Desert. The special evening will be attended by over 300 members of the performing arts community to celebrate excellence in theatre, dance, music, cabaret and opera in the Coachella Valley.


Dessert Performs was nominated in the following categories:

Outstanding Production of a Drama
Casa Valentina - Dezart Performs
Chapatti - Dezart Performs

Outstanding Production of a Comedy
Clybourne Park - Dezart Performs

The Michael Cruickshank Award for Outstanding Director of a Drama - Professional
Michael Shaw - Casa Valentina - Dezart Performs
Michael Shaw - Chapatti - Dezart Performs

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama - Professional
Dale Morris - Casa Valentina - Dezart Performs
Scott Smith - Casa Valentina- Dezart Performs

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama - Professional
Dana Hooley - Chapatti - Dezart Performs
Tammy Hubler - Casa Valentina - Dezart Performs

Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Drama - Professional
Kevin Coubal - Casa Valentina - Dezart Performs
Garnett Smith - Casa Valentina - Dezart Performs

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama
Jeffrey Norman - Casa Valentina - Dezart Performs

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama
Louise Ross - Casa Valentina - Dezart Performs

Outstanding Director of a Comedy - Professional
Michael Shaw - Clybourne Park - Dezart Performs

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy - Professional
David Youse - Clybourne Park - Dezart Performs

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy
Theresa Jewett - Clybourne Park - Dezart Performs

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Rob Hubler - Clybourne Park - Dezart Performs

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Phylicia Mason - Clybourne Park - Dezart Performs

Outstanding Lead Female Performer in a Staged Reading - Professional
Joyce Bulifant - On The Air! 2017 - Dezart Performs
Millicent Martin - On The Air! 2017 - Dezart Performs

Outstanding Supporting Male Performer in a Staged Reading - Professional
Phil Proctor - On The Air! 2017 - Dezart Performs

Outstanding Supporting Female Performer in a Staged Reading - Professional
Valorie Armstrong - On The Air! 2017 - Dezart Performs
Darci Daniels - On The Air! 2017 - Dezart Performs
Melinda Peters - On The Air! 2017 - Dezart Performs

Outstanding Sound Design - Professional
Clark Dugger - Casa Valentina - Dezart Performs
Clark Dugger - Clybourne Park - Dezart Performs

The Ron Hamm Award for Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design - Professional
James Geier - Casa Valentina - Dezart Performs


For more information about DTL and the Desert Star Awards, visit deserttheatreleague.org. For more information about Dezart Performs and their upcoming Tenth Anniversary Season, visit www.dezartperforms.org.


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