Cultural Center produces highest nominated Desert Theatre League Awards production in the Hi-Desert

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“These honors continue to demonstrate the incredible talent of our hard-working volunteers, and of the artisans in our Hi-Desert communities as a whole.” – Jarrod Radnich, HDCC President
JOSHUA TREE – The Hi-Desert Cultural Center, after having just recently re-joined the Desert Theatre League in time for its latest comedic production, “Moon Over Buffalo”, has once again swept the award nominations and received the most nominations for any single production in the Hi-Desert this last season.  The Cultural Center would like to congratulate Directors Wendy Cohen and Marge Doyle for a fantastic job directing and organizing the Center’s latest blockbuster comedy hit.

Please see below for the complete list of nominations:

The Hi-Desert Cultural Center also wishes to congratulate Desert Theatre League award nominees from Groves Cabin Theatre, St. Joseph’s Players, and Theatre 29.

DTL Award Nominees

Outstanding Production-Comedy
Moon Over Buffalo, Hi-Desert Cultural Center

Outstanding Director of a Comedy
Wendy Cohen/Marge Doyle, Moon Over Buffalo, Hi-Desert Cultural Center

Outstanding Lead Actor-Comedy
Howard Cohen, Moon Over Buffalo, Hi-Desert Cultural Center

Outstanding Lead Actress-Comedy
Wendy Cohen, Moon Over Buffalo, Hi-Desert Cultural Center

Outstanding Supporting Actor-Comedy
Richie Sande, Moon Over Buffalo, Hi-Desert Cultural Center

Outstanding Supporting Actress-Comedy
Joy Groves, Moon Over Buffalo, Hi-Desert Cultural Center

Outstanding Supporting Actress-Comedy
Analisa Pilecki, Moon Over Buffalo, Hi-Desert Cultural Center


The Desert Theatre League (DTL) is a non-profit public benefit corporation founded in 1987 with the mission of supporting and cultivating theatre in the Coachella Valley. The DTL now boasts thirty-one Producing Members and thirty-three Individual Members. Producing Members include professional and non-professional theatre companies, educational theatres and dance companies. Individual Members include area artists and others interested in furthering quality theatrical entertainment.

The DTL annually sponsors the Desert Stars Awards to recognize outstanding achievement in theatre arts. At that ceremony, it also recognizes those who have made continuing significant contributions to the Valley’s growing theatrical community. To assist aspiring artists, the DTL awards two scholarships each year to advance continued study in the arts. It also maintains an Emergency Financial Aid Fund to help members in times of extreme need.

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  1. Cindy Snyder

    December 30, 2015 at 11:29 am

    I have had the honor and privilege of performing many a time on The Hi
    Desert Playhouse stage since 1992 and at that time was Cindy Zunino.
    There are still many pics around of those days.I have received many nominations and awards for work in theatre. Life got super busy for me and since I have performed many a time at The Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs and performed many a time at The 29 Theatre since their opening show. I moved away for awhile and when I came back was saddened to hear about the pipes failing at the theatre. I am glad there are programs and productions again there and programs for children. I have been instructing and directing Kids/Teens Acting Up since 1995 and many of my performers are now in the academy there. That is wonderful. Joshua Tree Community Center has had me in their programing for children now since 2008. I work at Wal-Mart and teach kids theatre on Tues. at the Center and will soon be in another production myself. My phone number is 760-366-3705, just incase there are any theatrical productions there that I would like to check out or email me at email above. I believe in supporting theatre anywhere anytime and love the fact we have plenty to choose from here in the desert. HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you. See you on the boards sometime.
    Cindy Snyder

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