Hi-Desert Playhouse invites Directors’ Submissions for Upcoming Season

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JOSHUA TREE, CA — The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s prestigious Hi-Desert Playhouse theater division is seeking experienced and passionate theater directors to join its artistic team for its upcoming 2017-2018 season.  As a top awarded regional theater in the Southern California desert, the Hi-Desert Playhouse’s new season will continue its impressive history of award-winning theater productions featuring Tony and Emmy Award-winning, Equity, and local up-and-coming talent.  Under the direction of artistic director and resident dramaturge, Howard Shangraw, the Playhouse is now accepting submissions from interested directors to be considered for its new season line-up of Main Stage, Reader’s Theater, and Youth Theater productions.  All ideas including comedies, dramas, and musicals are welcome.

The 2017-2018 season will feature community, semi-professional, and Equity level productions, and will consider both published and original works.  The Hi-Desert Playhouse offers exceptional opportunities for local talent who desire to work in a professional environment in the area’s leading state-of-the-art venues.

Interested directors may send an email to info@hidesertculturalcenter.org where they will then receive a link to the online application.  The Hi-Desert Cultural Center looks forward to reviewing your submission.  The deadline for submissions is June 16th.  For more information, call 760.366.3777 x6 or send an email to info@hidesertculturalcenter.org


PHOTO CAPTION: Hi-Desert Cultural Center directors, designers, and actors tied for the top awarded regional theater at this year’s Desert Theatre League awards. The Center’s prestigious Playhouse division is now accepting director submissions for its upcoming season.



Located in Joshua Tree, California, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center is an over half-century non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation (Federal Tax ID# 23-7425816) that serves as the regional performing and visual arts center for the gateway communities of Joshua Tree National Park.  The Cultural Center operates its own performance venues and produces live theater, concerts, art exhibits, festivals, the Joshua Tree Philharmonic symphony orchestra, an extensive educational arts and technology academy for youth and adults, and more.  It operates a significant financial aid and scholarship program so that no children are turned away due to their socioeconomic situation.  Learn more at: www.hidesertculturalcenter.org


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!