May 9, 2018

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JOSHUA TREE, CA, April 20, 2018: 


The inaugural Hi-DeF Hi-Desert Fringe experience is set for August 24-26, 2018.


Founders Dawn Davis, Miri Hunter and Ann Van Haney are hi-desert residents and performers active in the local theatre and arts scenes. They created Hi-DeF to provide a forum showcasing world-class innovative, boundary-pushing theatre and performance art in the Morongo Basin. The event will feature new works and world premieres from local, national and international artists as well as classes and panel discussions for artists and audiences.


Hi-DeF will take place on the campus of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center August 24-26, 2018.


Artist applications will be accepted until June 6, 2018. Prospective performers can complete the application package at


Additional information about sponsorship opportunities, advertising packages, volunteering and event tickets can also be found at


A kickoff event for Hi-DeF will be held on May 12, 2018 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at Ink and Steel at 61657 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92252.


Hi-DeF is a program of Project Sheba, a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization. The mission of Hi-DeF is to bring original, non-traditional, gritty, edgy, thought-provoking performance art to the Hi-Desert.


Hi-DeF – Theatre on the edge.




If you would like more information about Hi-DeF, please contact Hi-DeF at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Special thanks to our conference host, Copper Mountain College!




Drs. Ernest & Dorothy Garcia


Arts Sustainers

Randy Polumbo

KOA Corporation Planning & Engineering

San Bernardino Art Association

The Ranch Projects Publishing

Joshua Tree Music Festival


Arts Advocates

Paulson Orthodontics

Mojave Desert Land Trust

Cultural Planning Group

Gruen Associates

The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art

The Ontario Museum of History and Art

The Community Foundation

The Noah Purifoy Foundation

Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology

Pappy & Harriets

Bobby Furst 

The Joshua Tree Inn


Arts Friends

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (JTHAR)

Chaffey College, School of Visual & Performing Arts

High Desert Test Sites

Elwood & Associates

Inlandia Institute


Special thanks to Copper Mountain College for our hosting the conference this year!









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