2019-2020 DTASC Festivals

Shakespeare DTASC 2020 will be cancelled.

In light of the current coronavirus situation and following the directive from Governor Newsom, the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California has decided that it is in the interest of our membership, the students,their families, and the general public to cancel our upcoming Shakespeare festival.

Although we regret the loss of this event in our 100th year of celebrating educational theatre, safety is always utmost in our minds. Those schools that have already registered will receive a full refund. Any questions regarding refunds can be directed to Lynn Lanning at llanning@pacbell.net.

At this time, there is no change to the 2020 DTASC Scholarship application and audition dates. However, DTASC will be waiving the requirement of participation in 2 recent DTASC Festivals.

We are investigating the possibility of a video festival.

Best wishes to all of you. Stay well.

Susan Eiden, president



Shakespeare Combined Festival

Tech Theater Categories – Featured Plays: Much Ado About Nothing and Antony & Cleopatra – Details Here
III. Audition Monologue
IV. Shakespeare’s Final Act – Straight Cut
V. Characters in Disguise
VI. Characters Who Go Mad
VII. Large Drama – Antony & Cleopatra
VIII. Large Comedy – Much Ado About Nothing
IX. Theme Collage

Teachers: Sign up for your Festival Job Here
Festival Job Description Packet

Would you like to be a JUDGE at our festival? Please register HERE.

DTASC 100th Anniversary Celebration Dinner!
Friday, August 28, 2020 at The Castaways in Burbank
Want to help plan the event? Sign up Here

Download Fall Varsity program

Download Fall JV/MS Program


October 26, 2019
Calabasas High School

View the Varsity Division Final Results

November 2, 2019
Royal Oak Middle School

View the Junior Varsity Division Final Results

View the Middle School Division Final Results

0. Tech Theater - Sets/Lights (Varsity: Amadeus; JV/MS: Children’s Theatre)
I. Tech Theater – Graphics/Publicity (Varsity: Amadeus; [Varsity Only]
II. Tech Theater – Costume Design (Varsity: Amadeus; JV/MS: Children’s Theatre)
III. Audition Monologue
IV. Open Comedy – Straight Cut
V. African American Playwrights (Partial list of suggested playwrights)
VI. A Woman’s Voice (Plays about the struggle for women’s rights. (Does not need to be a female playwright.) (Partial list of suggested plays)
VII. Large Open Drama
VIII. Large Open Comedy
IX. Open Musical

Download Fall Master Cuttings Form


Are you interested in hosting a DTASC Festival? Contact Susan Eiden

2018-2019 DTASC Festivals

Shakespeare Combined Festival - April 27, 2019
Citrus Hill High School
18150 Wood Rd, Perris 92570


LOOKING FOR SCENERY? Have some scenery or props to rent out?
Check out the DTASC Member School TheatreSharing website!

Congratulations to this year’s DTASC Recognition Honorees:
Elizabeth Brasler (10 years)
Seth Cohen (10 years)
Christopher Schulte (25 years)
Amanda Swann (25 years)
Roger Graziani (40 years)
Susan Eiden (RETIREE!!!)

If you are reaching a DTASC Milestone year (10, 20, 25 years etc) please contact Christine Kolb


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With your donation, you will be helping high school seniors to achieve their college degree in Theatre Arts. We appreciate your charitable donations in any amount.

DTASC is a 501(c)3 organization.

2019 DTASC Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to all of our DTASC Scholarship Recipients and to everyone who auditioned.

Mario Lomeli Scholarship:
Emma Weber -Verdugo Hills HS
Gabriella Feingold, Palisades Charter High School
Hunter Hobson, Encore High School for the Arts
Jackson C.B. Lewis, Agoura High School
Draytin Freude, Saugus High School
Solomon Jackson Hardy, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts

Our 2018-2020 DTASC Board of Directors:


Susan Eiden

Exec. Vice President

Stephen Whelan

Varsity Vice President

Roger Graziani

JV/Middle School Vice President

Barbara Zatarain


Lynn Lanning

Recording Secretary

Bill Garrett

Membership Secretary

Joshua Brady

Varsity Registrar

Marcia Barryte

JV/Middle School Registrar

Scott Hunter


Art Miller

Advocacy Coordinator

Gai Jones

President Ex-Officio

Brian Bozanich


Michael Nevarez

Social Media Liaison

Nicole Pedroche

Social Chairperson

Christine Kolb

Web Manager

Seth Cohen

If you are reaching a DTASC Milestone year (10, 20, 25 years etc) please contact Christine Kolb