About Dezart Performs

We pride ourselves as a truly special theatre experience bringing never-before-seen, cutting-edge theatre to Palm Springs and all of the Coachella Valley.

Dezart Performs is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to explore new theatrical works. By providing an artistic home for new plays to be developed and performed, we aim to create an atmosphere of creative growth for actors, writers and directors in Palm Springs and the surrounding desert valley area. Through encouraging and nurturing new talent, we hope to cultivate increased artistic awareness and ideas in the community.

Dezart Performs has begun its exciting ninth season. Please join us for our 2016/2017 Season thru April 9, 2017!

Now in our sixth year in downtown Palm Springs, Dezart Performs performs in the beautiful Pearl McManus Theater in the historic Palm Springs Woman's Club, located at 314 South Cahuilla Road, Palm Springs.

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Our mailing address is 611 S Palm Canyon Dr., Suite 7538, Palm Springs, CA 92264.

For ticket reservations and upcoming events information, click "SHOWS" in the menu, or call (760) 322-0179.

Creative Team

  • Michael Shaw

    Artistic Director

  • Clark Dugger

    Technical Director

  • Lydia Kremer

    PR Director

  • Vivian Chiel

    New Works Director

  • Cicely Gargaro

    Volunteer Coordinator

Board of Directors

  • Michael Mathews


  • Clark Dugger


  • Ellen Weinstein


  • Eric Chiel


  • Keith Cornell


Dezart Performs will make available, upon written request, its legal and filing information as required by law.