DTASC Fall Festival 2024:

(categories coming soon!)

Varsity Division, October 19, 2024 (Location TBD)

Tech Design Categories:

Set Design

Marketing & Publicity

Shakespeare Combined Festival 2025:

April 26, 2025


DTASC - Drama Teachers Association of Southern California

Chaminade Players who performed and room chaired at the 2019 Fall Festival.


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. 

2020/2021 Festivals (Virtual)

Fall Junior Varsity Festival: November 15, 2020 Results:

Open Musical - 1st Place

Fall Varsity Festival: November 15, 2020 Results:

Audition Monologue

Student Original -  Honorable Mention

Public Domain 

Large Open Comedy

Large Open Drama-  2nd Place

Open Musical

2019/2020 Festivals 

Shakespeare Combined Festival: April 25, 2020

Cancelled due to COVID 19

 PV Peninsula High School (27118 Silver Spur Rd, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274)

Tech Theater Categories – Featured Plays: Much Ado About Nothing and Antony & Cleopatra

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


Fall Varsity Festival: October 26, 2019 Results:

Tech Theatre- Sets/ Lights - Honorable Mention

Audition Monologues-  3rd place &  Honorable Mention

Open Comedy/ Straight Cut-  Semi-finals

African American Playwrights-  Semi-finals

A Women's Voice-  Semi-finals

Large Open Comedy_  Honorable Mention

Open Musical-  Semi- finals

Sweepstakes Results:  Chaminade - Honorable Mention!!

2018/2019 Festivals

Chaminade 2018 Fall Festival Results

Audition Monologues-  (1) Honorable Mention

Small Group Drama (I Hate Hamlet)

Small Group Comedy (The Pink Panther Strikes Again)  Semi Finals

Student Original (The Talent Show)- Honorable Mention

Large Group Drama (The Miracle Worker) -3rd Place

Large Group Comedy (Vanya, Masha, Sonya & Spike) -Semi Finals

2017/2018 Festivals

Chaminade 2017 Fall Festival Results

Audition Monologues

Straight Cut (The God of Carnage) - Honorable Mention,

Horror/Thriller Plays (4.48 Psychosis)- 1st Place

Student Original- Semi-finalist

Large Group Drama (A View From The Bridge) - 1st Place

Large Group Comedy (The Comedy About A Bank Robbery) - Semi-finalist

Open Musical (Once On This Island) - Semi-finalist

Sweepstakes Results: Chaminade- Honorable Mention!!

2016/2017 Festivals

Chaminade 2017 Shakespeare Festival Results

Audition Monologue- Semifinalist

Modern Adaptation: B Division (The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged) - Semi-finalist

Shakespeare Uncut (Julius Caesar) - 3rd place

Modern Adaptation: C Division (Kiss Me Kate) - Semi-finalist

Shakespeare's Contemporaries (Fair Em) - 4th Place

Large Group Drama (Richard III) - 2nd Place

Large Group Comedy (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Theme Collage (Love Through Natural Imagery) - Honorable Mention

Chaminade 2016 Fall Festival Results

Audition Monologues- 4th place & semifinalist 

Anything Goes For Children (Dora The Explorer) - 1st Place

The Golden Oldies: Musicals before the 1970s (Anything Goes) - Semi-Finalists 

Plays of Diversity (The Elephant Man) - Honorable Mention 

Large Group Open Comedy (Stage Kiss) - Honorable Mention

Large Group Open Drama (The Shrike) - 1st Place

Women Playwrights: Straight Cut (The Children’s Hour) - Semi-Finalists

2015/2016 Festivals


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



Non-American Playwrights (Yerma)- Semi-finals

Audition Monologue- Semi-finals

Audition Monologue- Honorable Mention

Large Group Comedy (Peter and the Starcatcher) -Semifinalist

Meet My Crazy Family (August: Osage County)

Open Musical (Heathers)- Semifinalist

Large Group Drama (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime) -2nd Place

2014/2015 Festivals


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

2013/2014 Festivals


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, Sweeney Todd) - Honorable Mention

Modern Shakespeare (C Division, Pocahontas) - 4th Place

 Large Group Drama (Hamlet) - Honorable Mention