High Desert Theater Arts Guild

Our Mission:

To enjoy our craft.To entertain ourselves and others.To pursue professionalism.To support all of the performing, visual and literary arts in our community.

A Message from the President:

As our goals state, the Theater Arts Guild intends to present our audiences and the community with the highest possible level of live theater, and to enjoy ourselves while doing so. TAG has always been considered a very "professional" community theater company. Annually, we spend thousands of hours organizing, rehearsing, building sets, making costumes, procuring props and performing the myriad of tasks necessary to stage a professional level production, in which the community may take pride. We do it because we love our craft, and if we please you, it pleases us. When you attend a TAG production, you may be sure, that the utmost has been done to entertain you, and that something special will be contributed to your life experience. We hope you are proud of your community theater. Thank you for your support. Please continue your patronage by coming to "The Show"

Mark Shoup, President, Theater Arts Guild

PS: You may find it a very rewarding experience to become a member of TAG.

2017-2018 TAG Board of Directors:

President: Ark Shouo

Vice President: 

Secretary: Amy O'Neil 

Treasurer: Claudia Cortez


Board Members: Katherine Mancha, Paul Peterson, Dean Alexander & Natalie Trunnell

The oldest continuously active community theater group in the high desert

Copyright 2013. High Desert Theater Arts Guild. All rights reserved.

Mailing Address:  17868 State Highway 18, Suite 105, Apple Valley CA 92307 

(760) 243-7493


High Desert

Center for the arts

Home of the Theater Arts Guild From 1949, it is appropriate that this historical building is TAG's home. Built as a USO building during World War II, the site served the community well. Later, the facility became a Community Center. Thereafter, there began a chronology of theatrical events. TAG, formerly named The Desert Theater Arts and Music Guild, staged "Waltz Dream" in 1949. The group produced as many as three musical productions annually until 1977.

After a reorganization, local theater activists revitalized the group, producing Ayn Rand's "The Night of January 16th" in 1983. Soon after, with incorporation, the name was abbreviated, and the present day Theater Arts Guild became a local entity. TAG has evolved and now produces as many as five (5) shows each season.