Dezart Performs Recieves 17 Desert Star Award Nominations For Its 2018-19 Season.
Dezart Performs has secured 17 nominations for the annual "Desert Star Awards" including the categories of Outstanding Production Comedy and Drama, Director, Lead Actor and Actress, and Set, Sound and Lighting Design. The winners will be announced at the 32nd annual Desert Theatre League Gala on Sunday, October 13.
"We're so honored to nominated among the incredible theatre community here in the Desert," said Dezart Performs Founding Artistic Director Michael Shaw, noting that pre-sales for the upcoming season are at 74% over last year. "For 11 seasons, our audiences have looked to Dezart Performs for theatre that entertains, enlightens and often challenges. Our last season did all of that. We're thrilled that the Desert Theatre League feels the same."
The complete list of Desert Theatre League / "Desert Star Awards" nominations for Dezart Performs are as follows:
Outstanding Production - Comedy - Professional
Outstanding Director of a Comedy - Professional
Deborah Harmon, Maytag Virgin
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy - Professional
Joel Bryant, Maytag Virgin
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy - Professional
Kay Capasso, Maytag Virgin
Olivia Saccomanno, Perfect Arrangement
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy - Professional
Deborah Harmon, Perfect Arrangement
Yo Younger, Perfect Arrangement
Outstanding Production of a Drama - Professional
White Guy on the Bus
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama - Professional
Beau Marie, Church & State
David Youse, White Guy on the Bus
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama
Desireé Clarke, White Guy on the Bus
Outstanding Set Design - Professional
Thomas L. Valach, Maytag Virgin
Outstanding Sound Design - Professional
Clark Dugger, Maytag Virgin
Clark Dugger, White Guy on the Bus
Outstanding Lighting Design - Professional
Phil Murphy, Maytag Virgin
Outstanding Props and Special Effects
Clark Dugger and Cecilia Orosco, Maytag Virgin
Dezart Performs, one of the Coachella Valley's preeminent theatre companies, recognizes that the performing arts enrich the life and culture of a community, promote greater understanding and provoke insightful discussion. 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, writers, and directors who uniquely contribute to the diverse theatrical environment in the Coachella Valley. The 2019-20 Season includes HAND TO GOD, DANIEL'S HUSBAND, SWEAT and EVERY BRILLIANT THING.
All performances take place at the Pearl McManus Theater (at the historic Palm Springs Woman's Club) 314 S Cahuilla Road, Downtown Palm Springs. Tickets may be purchased online at www.dezartperforms.org, or by calling (760) 322-0179.