About Dezart Performs

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.

Dezart Performs is finalizing plans for our 10th Anniversary Season. Please join us for our 2017/18 Season beginning November 3, 2017!

Now in our seventh 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

  • Clark Dugger


  • Eric Chiel


  • Ellen Weinstein


  • Andy Hansen


  • David A. Lee


  • Michael Mathews


  • Scott Smith


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