DTASC - Drama Teachers Association of Southern California
Chaminade Players who performed and room chaired at the 2016 Shakespeare Festival.

DTASC Fall Festival 2017

Date: October 28, 2017

Location: Calabasas High School

Fall Festival Categories:
0.Tech Theater – Sets/Lights (Alice In Wonderland)
I.Tech Theater – Graphics/Publicity (Alice In Wonderland)
II.Tech Theater – Costume Design (Alice In Wonderland)
III.Audition Monologue
IV.Straight Cut – Leading Ladies (At least one of the main characters must be a female.)
V.Horror/Thriller Plays
VI.Student Original – Based on a Painting, Renaissance to 1970
(Bring two images of the painting. One for the Master Cuttings Form, one for the judges to see).
VII.Large Group Open Drama
VIII.Large Group Open Comedy
IX.Open Musical

DTASC Shakespeare Festival 2018

Date: April 21, 2018

Location: TBD

Tech Theater – Sets/Lights/Graphics (Featured plays; Titus Andronicus & Taming of the Shrew)
I.Tech Theater – Court Costumes
II.Tech Theater – Character Costumes (Featured plays; Titus Andronicus & Taming of the Shrew)
III.Audition Monologue
IV.Shakespeare Bare Stage – Open, Straight Cut, No Chairs
V.Wizarding World of Shakespeare – Scenes must feature magic, wizardry, sorcery, etc.
VII.Large Group Dramatic – Titus Andronicus
VIII.Large Group Comedic – Taming of the Shrew
IX.Shakespeare the Musical



In 1920, a small group of teachers from area high schools and colleges in Southern California decided to present a Shakespeare Festival.  In the years that followed, that small but determined group of educators became a larger and even more determined group.  This was the humble beginnings of what is now known as the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California (DTASC); an organization of over one hundred middle school and high school theatre teachers from as far south as San Diego to as far north as San Luis Obispo. 

If you’re unfamiliar with DTASC, then you’re unfamiliar with one of the most prestigious educational theatre organizations in the country. Their mission statement says it best: “It is our mission to create a network where theatre educators and students can effectively communicate ideas, share resources, workshop, and showcase their skills. We believe in creating an environment that fosters the best in educational theatre. Through performance opportunities, diversity and professional adjudication, we support and reward hard work and commitment to the discipline of theatre and education.”

The organization, run solely by volunteers, seems to be holding true to that lofty ideal. You be the judge, here is a brief glimpse at some of DTASC’s annual endeavors: The organization hosts 4 festivals a year, giving some two thousand students from grades 6 through 12 the opportunity to perform before judges hailing from top universities to the professional theatre. Hosts workshops for both students and teachers. Makes available profit and non-profit opportunities for both students and teachers. Delivers to its members Arts in Education Updates. Frequently and exuberantly recognizes years of service from dedicated educators as well as dedicated community supporters. And finally, offers scholarships to worthy students from within the organization as well as scholarships and grants from outside supporters. 

                                        CHAMINADE 2016 SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL RESULTS

                                                            That Way Madness Lies (Titus Andronicus) - 3rd Place

                                                               Shakespeare's Musical (Hamlet)- 4th Place

                                                                Sibs From Another Crib (Othello)- Semi-finals

                                                                Large Group Dramatic (Macbeth)- 5th Place

                                                                Large Group Comedic (The Tempest)- 3rd Place

                                                                Shakespeare's Lesser Plays (Cymbeline)- 2nd Place

                                                        SWEEPSTAKES RESULTS: CHAMINADE- 2ND PLACE!!!!

Audition Monologues - Semi-Finals
 Women in Disguise (B Division, As You Like It) - Semi-Finals
Women in Disguise (C Division, The Two Gentlemen of Verona) - Honorable Mention
All in a Day's Work (The Witches from Macbeth) - 2nd Place
Villains (Lady Macbeth in Macbeth) - 1st Place
The Play's the Thing (Hamlet) - 4th Place
 Large Group Drama (King Lear) - 4th Place

Audition Monologues - Semi-Finals
Plays of Social Conscience (Straight Cut) (One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest) - Honorable Mention
More Than A Narrator (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) - Honorable Mention
Theme Collage (Musical) - Semi-Finals
Large Group Drama (War Horse) - 2nd Place
 Large Group Comedy (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) - Semi-Finals

Audition Monologues - Semi-Finals
Clowns and Fools (A Midsummer Night's Dream) - 2nd Place
Shakespeare's Children's Theatre (Julius Caesar and the Great Dodgeball Game) - Honorable Mention
Modern Shakespeare (B Division, Sweeny Todd) - Honorable Mention
Modern Shakespeare (C Division, Pocahontas) - 4th Place
 Large Group Drama (Hamlet) - Honorable Mention