Cultural Center & Elite Cosmetology award makeup artist winners for upcoming Playhouse production of DRACULA

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JOSHUA TREE, CA – In furtherance of the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s mission to expand arts education and related career/tech training in the region, the Cultural Center partnered with Elite Cosmetology School and held a makeup artist competition for Elite’s students on October 11.  The educational competition was spearheaded by the Cultural Center’s award-winning Director of Costume Design, Amy Angel.  All of the competition winners receive the opportunity to work with the Center’s prestigious Hi-Desert Playhouse theater division, which recently won a crowning eleven Desert Theatre League awards for theatrical excellence—tying for the spot as the top theatrical production company member in the Southern California desert region.

Student makeup artist winners Shayna Achin, Ivania Mercado, Katelyn Martinez, Brittany Shockey, and Tori Spencer receive the distinct opportunity to work with celebrated industry professionals applying and refining their skills while helping bring to “life” the Playhouse’s spectacular upcoming stage production of Bram Stoker’s DRACULA, which opens October 21 at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s state-of-the-art Blak Box Theater and runs through Halloween night.

For more information on the Hi-Desert Cultural Center or its many educational programs, or to purchase tickets to the upcoming theatrical production of DRACULA, go to  For more information on Elite Cosmetology School and its many career training programs, visit


The HI-DESERT CULTURAL CENTER (DBA) is a fully recognized non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation: “HI-DESERT PLAYHOUSE GUILD, INC.” Federal Tax ID# 23-7425816, California Department of Justice Charity Registration #008976.  Donations to it are deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


GREAT NEWS FOR SEASON PACKAGE TICKET HOLDERS! Should your schedule change and you find yourself needing to attend a performance on a different date — if you give the Box Office at least 48 hours notice prior to your ticketed performance, management will attempt to exchange your ticket for a different performance of the same show!