Among the 18 categories in which Dezart Performs was recognized were: Outstanding Comedy, Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Actress and Outstanding Sound Design.

“We are enormously grateful to the Desert Theater League for these 27 nominations,” stated Michael Shaw, Artistic Director for Dezart Performs. “As this is our 10th Anniversary, it’s particularly meaningful for us to be recognized with so many nominations this year.”  

The Desert Theater League, celebrating its own milestone – 30 years, will announce the award winners at an event on October 8, 2017 at their Annual Desert Star Awards. 

Dezart Performs was nominated for the following Desert Star Award 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 Peterson – 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