Awards

DST's NYA Award Recipients

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Phoenix Magazine Best of the Valley Award

Phoenix Magazine Best of the Valley Award

Best Big Box Theatre
December, 2014

 

New Times Best of Phoenix Award

New Times Best Phoenix Award

Best Surprise Hit of the Theatre Season
DST's "A Man of No Importance"
September, 2006

 

GetOut Theatre Critic Chris Page 's
2005/06 Best of Valley Theatre Awards

GetOut Theatre Critic Chris Page 's

Best Actress-Musical: Amber Gildersleeve - "West Side Story"
Best Director-Comedy (Non-contract): Toni Fioramonti and Jonathan Bowersock - "Ruthless!"
July, 2006

 

AZ Theatre Critic Mark S.P. Turvin's
2005/06 Goldy Awards

2006 Robbie Awards

Best Actress-Musical (Non-contract): Amber Gildersleeve -
"West Side Story"
Best Supporting Actress-Musical (Non-contract): Amanda Kuchinski & Desiree Vaughan - "Ruthless!"
July, 2006

 

New Times Theatre Critic Robrt Pela's
2006 Robbie Awards

2006 Robbie Awards

Most Unlikely Theatre Triumph: "A Man of No Importance"
July, 2006

 

AZ Theatre Critic Mark S.P. Turvin's
2005 Goldy Awards

2006 Robbie Awards

Best Actor-Musical (Non-contract): Dominic Kidwell - "Sweet Charity"
Best Actress-Musical (Non-contract): Jessica Godber - "Sweet Charity"
August, 2005

 

2005 GET OUT Spotlight Awards

GetOut Theatre Critic Chris Page 's

Best Youth Production: "The Fable Company"
June, 2005

 

New Times Best of Phoenix Award

New Times Best of Phoenix Award

Best Remount: Desert Stages Theatre 's "Cabaret"
September, 2004

 

Phoenix Arts & Business Council Arts Volunteer of the Year

Presented to Dr. Sue Sisley of Ensuring Tomorrow Productions and Desert Stages Theatre
August, 2004

 

AZ Theatre Critic Mark S.P. Turvin 's
2004 Goldy Awards

2004 Goldy Awards

Best Musical (Non-contract): Desert Stages Theatre's "Cabaret"
Best Director-Musical (Non-contract): Gerry Cullity - "Cabaret"
Best Actor-Musical (Non-contract): Michael Aurit - "Cabaret"
Best Actress-Musical (Non-contract): Jessica Godber - "Cabaret"
July, 2004

 

Campaign for a Tobacco-Free America
Champion of the Year Group Award

Presented to Desert Stages Theatre and Ensuring Tomorrow Productions for TOBACCO: THE MUSICAL
June, 2004

 

2004 GET OUT Spotlight Awards

2004 GET OUT Spotlight Awards

Best Actor in a Musical: Michael Aurit - "Cabaret"
Best Actress in a Musical: Jessica Godber - "Cabaret"
Best Hair and Makeup: Jessica Frieling - "La Cage Aux Folles"
Best Youth Production: Desert Stages Theatre's "Oliver!"
Best Musical Honorable Mention: Desert Stages Theatre's "Cabaret"
Best Youth Actor Honorable Mention: Tyler Steging - "Oliver!"
Best Youth Actress Honorable Mention: Angela Kriese - "Oliver!"
Scottsdale/East Valley Tribune
June, 2004

 

Best Place To Get Your Child Into Show Biz
The Arizona Republic Rep's Best Award

Presented to Desert Stages Theatre
September, 2003

 

Favorite Children's Theatre
Top Choice of Readers and the Editors
Arizona Parenting Magazine

Presented to Desert Stages Theatre
August, 2003

 

Innovations in Medical Education Award

Presented to Desert Stages Theatre, Hospice of the Valley and Ensuring Tomorrow Productions for A SYMPHONY OF VOICES
May, 2003

 

YMCA Tribute To Women Award

Presented to Ensuring Tomorrow Productions Founder Dr. Sue Sisley
March, 2002

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Living the Dream Award

Presented to Desert Stages Theatre's Founder and Artistic Director Gerry Cullity
January, 2002

 

Arts Advocate of the Year

Presented to Desert Stages Theatre's Founder and Artistic Director Gerry Cullity
October, 2001

For using "arts to improve the quality of life in Arizona "

 

City of Phoenix Kid 's PRIDE Award

Presented to Desert Stages Theatre and Ensuring Tomorrow Productions for TOBACCO: THE MUSICAL
May, 2001

For developing programs that "show their pride in Phoenix and our community"

 

University of Arizona Alumni Leo B. Hart Humanitarian Award

Presented to Ensuring Tomorrow Productions Founder Dr. Sue Sisley
2001

 

Disney Dancin' Award

Presented to Desert Stages Theatre and Ensuring Tomorrow Productions for TOBACCO: THE MUSICAL
December, 2000

"In recognition and appreciation of sharing in the magic of our Disney Entertains Workshop"

 

Hon Kachina Volunteer Award

Presented to Ensuring Tomorrow Productions Founder Dr. Sue Sisley
October, 2000

 

American College Theatre Festival Award

Presented to Desert Stages Theatre
August, 2000

Selected to present original compositions at the International Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

 

City of Phoenix PRIDE Award

Presented to Desert Stages Theatre and Ensuring Tomorrow Productions for THINK IT THROUGH REVUE
May, 2000

For developing programs that "show their pride in Phoenix and our community"

 

Dr. Clarence Salsbury Medal

Presented to Ensuring Tomorrow Productions Founder Dr. Sue Sisley
2000

"For using arts to promote healthy lifestyles among youths"

 

American College of Physicians and American Society of Internal Medicine Volunteerism Award

Presented to Dr. Sue Sisley and Ensuring Tomorrow Productions for THINK IT THROUGH REVUE
December, 1999

 

Commendation from Governor Jane Hull

Presented to Desert Stages Theatre and Ensuring Tomorrow Productions for THINK IT THROUGH REVUE
May, 1999

"For the time and effort you have dedicated to the betterment of our communities"

 

President's Daily Point of Light Award

Presented to Desert Stages Theatre and Ensuring Tomorrow Productions For THINK IT THROUGH REVUE
February, 1999

First such honoree in Arizona and the second theatrical production in the nation to receive this honor

 

Samaritan's Best Health Education Outreach Project of the Year

Presented to Desert Stages Theatre and Ensuring Tomorrow for THINK IT THROUGH REVUE
1999

"For your extraordinary commitment to promoting the wellness of our youth"

 

Arizona Commission on the Arts Distinguished Achievement

Presented to Desert Stages Theatre and Ensuring Tomorrow Productions for THINK IT THROUGH REVUE
1999