ABOUT DESERT STAGES THEATRE

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre is an award-winning, non-profit performing arts theatre located in Arizona’s premiere shopping, entertainment and dining destination, Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Established in 1995 by Laurie Cullity, the late Gerry Cullity and Joan Thompson, the theatre is committed to offering high-quality entertainment for the entire community and prides itself on providing a creative and inclusive environment where actors can learn, grow and thrive.

Many Desert Stages alumni have gone on to work as professional actors in New York and Los Angeles but, no matter what a child aspires to, the theatrical training and performing experience they receive at Desert Stages will assist them on their journey.

Each year, Desert Stages offers:

  • 250 performances with 38,000 seats.
  • Eight adult productions, cast primarily from local actors.
  • Five youth shows with casts of 60-125 actors, ages 3-19.
  • 300 youngsters the opportunity to learn theatre arts as theatrical camper/actors, teen directors, choreographers and counselors

OUR STAGES

Desert Stages Theatre has two intimate stages, Actor’s Café with 56 seats and Cullity Hall with 219 seats.

PARKING

Scottsdale Fashion Square is surrounded by several parking structures. The most convenient parking for Desert Stages Theatre is the North Parking Structure.
Valet parking is also available.

CONTACT OUR STAFF

To contact our Desert Stages staff, please email them at info@desertstages.org

POSITION STAFF MEMBER
Executive Director/Co-Founder Laurie Cullity
Business Manager Stephanie Yampolsky
Box Office Manager/Group Sales Linda Barton
Program & Website Advertising Sales Manager Michael Lev
Director of Marketing and Social Media Virginia Olivieri
Graphic Designer Dina Osinski
Photographers Renee Ashlock, Jen Wilbur
Program Michael Lev, Dina Osinski
Production Specialist Drake Dole
Weekend Box Office Supervisor Michael Lev
Box Office Staff Maggie Barton, Drake Dole, Jeremy Figueroa, Michael Lev, John Martoccia, Meryl Rose, Karen Rhoads, Jordan Yampolsky
Parent Communications Liaison Meryl Rose
Friends Liaison Angela Kriese
Summer Camp Administrator Stephanie Yampolsky
Webmaster/IT Support Krissy Blackband, Bill Watson
Academy Coordinators MarySue Dickens, Talia Novack, Jamie Villarreal, Peyton Woolf
Usher Volunteer Coordinator John Rowe
Corporate Gifting & Fundraising YOU (Please see Box Office)

Read more about Desert Stages Center Stage Theatrical Training, Theatrical Camps, Alumni and Awards.
Read more about The Story of Desert Stages.