Dezart Performs Recieves 17 Desert Star Award Nominations For Its 2018-19 Season.

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

Maytag Virgin

Perfect Arrangement

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.



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