The Drama Teacher’s Association of Southern California stands by the Black Lives Matter movement and the members of our community. DTASC is committed to continuing to support our students and educators, not only as artists but as global citizens. Too many of our members are suffering right now and we are committed to doing what we can do as educators to continue to expose their plight and the injustices that many of our students, members and their families face every single day.

As an organization, we will examine our own festivals and policies with a commitment to better serve our Black students. Through educating ourselves we can use our platform to compassionately support and educate all of our students and work towards becoming a truly inclusive organization.

We hear you. We support you. We will do better.


2020-2021 DTASC Festivals

Fall Festival, 2020 – Virtual DTASC (Details forthcoming)
Tech Theater – Open Tech
III. Audition Monologue
IV. Public Domain (Plays must come from the Public Domain – non-Shakespeare)
V. Small Open Comedy
VI. Small Group Original
VII. Large Group Open Drama
VIII. Large Group Open Comedy
IX. Open Musical

Shakespeare Combined Festival, April 2021
Tech Theater Categories – Featured Plays: Much Ado About Nothing and Antony & Cleopatra
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


DTASC 100th Anniversary Celebration Dinner!
DTASC 100 (+1) has been rescheduled for August, 27, 2021
Click Here for More Info

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 future DTASC Festival when we are able to return to in-person events? Contact Seth Cohen

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

2020 DTASC Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to all of our DTASC Scholarship Recipients and to everyone who auditioned.
Rafael Bryant, Edison HS
Allison Nelson, East Bakersfield HS
Brandon Large, Van Nuys HS
Travis Rogers, Valencia HS
Marcus Maia, Palisades Charter HS

Mario Lomeli Scholarship Recipients
Brianna Baker, Redondo Union HS
Samantha Arevalo, Verdugo Hills HS


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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 2020-2022 DTASC Board of Directors:

President Seth Cohen
Exec. Vice President Bill Garrett
Varsity Vice President Stephen Whelan
JV/Middle School Vice President Lindsey Hamby-Real
Treasurer Lynn Lanning
Recording Secretary Art Miller
Membership Secretary Joshua Brady
Varsity Registrar Estella Owoimaha-Church
JV/Middle School Registrar Chris Nelson
Historian Marcia Barryte
Advocacy Coordinator Gai Jones
President Ex-Officio Susan Eiden
Parliamentarian Yvette Bishop
DEIB Officer Bernard Addison
DEIB Officer Estella Owoimaha-Church
Social Media Liaison  
CETO Liaison  
Web Manager David Levy
DTASC 100 Chairperson Roger Graziani
Social Chairperson Christine Kolb
Social Chairperson Barbara Zatarain

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