Friends of the Theatre:


How incredibly lucky we all are to be a part of this outstanding theatre community. I am always amazed at the quality of the productions I see, across the valley. Highly skilled designers produce stunning environments that whisk audiences away to another time and place. Talented actors bring characters to life right before our eyes. Visionary producers and directors conspire to put it all together into a delightful escape from the stresses of daily life. What better way to spend an evening, than at one of the many wonderful theatres here in the valley!


The AriZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence celebrates the contributions of everyone involved with these productions, and we are here to serve and support the entire theatre community. We have worked diligently over the past year to improve the awards celebration, in response to the suggestions that were sent to us throughout the year. This year, we will continue to build on last year’s successes.


I am proud to be a long-time member of this theatre community. I joined the AriZoni organization last year as a way to give back to this community that has given me so very much over the years. It is an honor to be able to continue serving in a new capacity this coming year. Please feel free to contact me directly at arizonipresident@arizoniawards.com, with any questions, suggestions, or concerns you may have. Your feedback is a valuable resource for us. And while we may not act on every suggestion, you can be certain that we hear you and appreciate your thoughts and opinions.


Thank you in advance for all of your hard work in the coming year, and for sharing your talents with all of us!




Rob Stuart


AriZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence

Our Philosophy

We promote the visibility, cooperation and growth of theatres in the Valley and are dedicated to recognizing excellence in theatrical performances, as well as individuals who produce exceptional work in all aspects of theatre.

Our History

Since 1991, many local theatre people had talked about wanting to do an awards show. But it was Mark Edelman of Theater League who brought the template from a similar awards program to Phoenix from Kansas City. See the whole history of the ariZoni Awards here!

© 2019 by Robyn McFarland for ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence

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