Welcome to The Director’s Circle! This monthly donation program allows you to choose an amount to be donated each month, enjoy perks, and help Desert Stages continue its quality program year round!

Desert Stages Theatre is a nonprofit, 501c3 community theatre that relies on donations and support from our community in order to continue quality programs for actors of all ages. For the past 24 years, DST has created a space where actors, directors, and tech crew can learn, grow, and create live performing arts to not only entertain but enrich their community and themselves. Being a part of performing arts has been proven to increase mental and social impact, increase grades in school, and create a more balanced, accepting, and nurturing community of people. Many people do not know the costs behind producing a live theater production. Every show produced has high costs behind them in order to presented properly. An example of these costs are as follows:

Typical Show Costs Actor’s Cafe Cullity Hall
Royalties, Music, Licensing, & Scripts $2,000 $13,000
Production Staff $1,500 $3,000
Props & Costumes $1,500 $1,000
Tech Crew $1,000 $2,000
Programs & Promo Products $800 $1,400
Set Design & Build $700 $700
Set & Tech Supplies $500 $1,000
TOTAL TYPICAL SHOW COSTS $8,000 $22,100

These numbers can fluctuate based on the shows. These numbers do not include general operating costs of the theater. Below are 2 of our major general operating costs of the theater.

Biggest Annual Fixed Costs (Estimates):
Rent & Utilities: $170,000
Operational Staff: $275,000

Your generous monthly donation will help us with these costs in order for us to provide an opportunity for so many children and adults to be a part of Desert Stages! Thank you for being a part of our continued growth and for being Part Of The Magic!

Membership Levels:

Level Monthly Payment Benefits
Actor $10 t-shirt
Stage Manager $25 t-shirt
1 ticket per month (a $336 value)
Assistant Director $50 t-shirt
2 tickets per month (a $672 value)
Producer $100 4 t-shirts
4 tickets per month (a $1,344 value)
Executive Producer $250 4 t-shirts
4 tickets per month (a $1,344 value)
1 Gala tickets
Friends of DST membership