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
Desert Stages is a proud member of the American Association of Community Theatre
Desert Stages Theatre has two intimate stages, Actor’s Café with 56 seats and Cullity Hall with 219 seats.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Executive Director||Ellen Versen|
|Artistic Director||Gary Jurkovich|
|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|
|Theatre Rental||Drake Dole|
|Graphic Designer||Dina Osinski|
|Photographers||Renee Ashlock, Jen Wilbur, Wade Moran|
|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||Shelley MacDonald|
|Summer Camp Administrator||Kristyn Alba|
|Webmaster/IT Support||Krissy Blackband, Bill Watson|
|Center Stage/Academy Coordinator||Angela Kriese|