Director's Message

Director's Message

Parents and Students,

Welcome to the Production & Design family! We are excited that you are joining us on this education journey. To make life easier for everyone, we have developed this information portal for the Production & Design Conservatory, and we know you will find the information useful and helpful as you become more involved in the school and conservatory. This will be the main source of information about show assignments, upcoming events, scholarships, and outside opportunities. We will also communicate via Aeries email, newsletters, Facebook, and SignUpGenius. Everything moves very rapidly at OCSA, and communication is a big part of keeping everything moving effectively. Please check this page frequently for the most current information.

Welcome and Thank You!

Kevin Cook, aka "Captain"

Director of Production & Design

About the Conservatory

For each performer on stage, there are several artists working behind the scenes. Under the direction of industry professionals, students in the Production & Design Conservatory create and control the lighting, audio, costume, make-up, and scenery design for all the school’s performances and events. The students work in a professional environment using advanced equipment, including Protools Audio and ETC Lighting. With more than 200 performances each year, students receive extensive hands-on training.

About the Conservatory

Show Assignments - Spring 2019

** Show crew assignments and tech schedules are subject to change. Please check this page frequently for any updates or changes.**

Show Assignments - Spring 2019
January

January

  Jan 9-19

 

 IMCM - The Giants of Rock n Roll (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Jan 21-27,

  Jan 31-Feb 2      

 ACT The 1984 Project (Studio)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Jan 26-Feb 2

 

 MT Performing with the Pros (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

   

February

  (Jan 21-27,

  Jan 31)-Feb 2  

 ACT The 1984 Project (Studio)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  (Jan 26)-Feb 2

 

 MT Performing with the Pros (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Feb 2-10

 

 IA Showcase

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

 Feb 8

 

 IMJ Big Band Dinner (Event Center)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Feb 9

 

 Ballroom Fundraiser (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Feb 19-24

      

 ACT/CW New Play Festival (SH)                          

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Feb 23-Mar 3

      

 

 MT As You Like It (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule 

 *Need 9th-10th grade student works for display in Webb*

   

 

February
March

March

  (Feb 23)-Mar 3

      

 

 MT As You Like It (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule 

 *Need 9th-10th grade student works for display in Webb*

  Mar 7-8

 

 CV March Choral Concert (SH)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Mar 15-16

 

 GALA (Hotel Irvine, Irvine)

 Crew List  Load In Schedule   Load In Call Times

  Mar 18-22

 

 CMD Spring Dance Concert (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Mar 19-22

 

 CV On Stage! (SH)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Mar 25-29

 CD Spring Concert 2019 (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

 

April
May

May

  (Apr 29)-May3

 

 CMD Student Expressions (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

 May 5

 

 Season Finale (Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  May 6-12

 

 

 MT History in the Making (SH)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

 *Need 7th-8th grade student works for display in SH*

  May 13, 15

 

 BF Student Choreography (SH)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  May 16-25

 

 IMCM Showcase (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

Important Dates - Spring 2019

January

  Tues, Jan 8  School Resumes / 2nd Semester Starts
  Thu, Jan 10  Pass Back Night - SH
  Sat, Jan 12  Final Preview Day for 2019-20
  Mon, Jan 21  Martin Luther King Day - No School
  Mon, Jan 28     P&D Roundtable / Industry Panel - SH - 5:30 pm - Reception; 6:00 pm - Panel   RSVP
   
January
February

February

  Thu, Feb 7  or

  Mon, Feb 11

 Parent Funding Meeting - 7:00 pm - Webb RSVP

 Parent Funding Meeting - 5:30 pm - Webb RSVP

  Sat, Feb 9  Winter Formal - 9th-12th Grades
  Fri, Feb 15 & Mon, Feb 18   Presidents' Day - No School
   

March

  Fri, Mar 15  Staff Development Day - No School
  Sat, Mar 16  Gala - Hotel Irvine, Irvine
   
March
April

April

  Apr 1-5  Spring Break - No School
  Apr 8-11  No Conservatory
  Apr 9-12  CAASPP Testing
   

May

  Sun, May 5  Season Finale - Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa
  Mon, May 6  No School (AP Exams Only)
  May 6-16  AP Exams
  Sat, May 18  Prom - 11th-12th Grades
  Thu, May 23    Last Day of Conservatory
  Fri, May 24  No School
  Mon, May 27  Memorial Day - No School
  Tue, May 28  8th Grade Showcase - Studio Theatre, 4-6 pm
  Tue, May 28  P&D Awards Night & Flashlight Ceremony - SH, 6-8 pm  RSVP
  Thu, May 30  Senior Awards - Invitation Only - Webb
   
May
June

June

  Jun 3-5 2nd Semester Finals
  Wed, Jun 5 Last Day of School
  Thu, Jun 6 Graduation, Class of 2019 - Cottonwood Church, Los Alamitos

FAQs

Captain's Rules

  • All School rules and regulations are always in force in all conservatory classes, activities or productions.
  • Block 8 - 2:15 to 3:25 pm
  • Block 9 - 3:35 to 4:45 pm
  • You will be respectful and follow the directions from all school administration, teachers and staff members at all times.
  • Treat fellow students, crew and cast members with respect at all times.
  • Interfering with fellow students’ right to learn is not tolerated.
  • Be prepared for all classes, conservatory and academic with the necessary materials.
  • Follow each instructor’s classroom rules no matter if they are different from other teachers.
  • Dress in appropriate clothing and footwear for each class and production assignment. (sandals/open toed shoes are never permitted; no sunglasses in class.)
  • Multi-tools and pocket knives are “tools” that may only be used during conservatory. They must be stored in your conservatory classrooms only! Speak to conservatory teachers about where you can store these tools. They are not to be carried or out at any other times.
  • Clean-up after yourselves in all classes and crew assignments.
  • Check the P&D call board, Aeries emails, social media (Facebook, Instagram), and/or this P&D webpage for updated information and announcements.
  • No food is allowed in any of the classrooms and theaters, including backstage or FOH control areas.
  • Show blacks are required for all crew assignments from final dress rehearsal to the last performance.
  • Check out with the stage manager and/or staff supervisor before leaving any crew assignment or activity.

Class Rules

1.  Be prepared for class.

2.  Interact in a respectful manner with fellow students and teacher.

3.  Add constructive comments and thoughts to classroom discussions or activities.

4.  Help other students and teacher daily in classroom activities.

5.  Have necessary materials to take notes or work on during classroom activities and assignments. (notebook, paper, pencil, crescent wrench and class handouts)

Display Guidelines

Periodically, we request "display-ready artwork" to highlight the artistry of P&D students. View the submission guidelines for specifics.

Expectations

ALL students are expected to fully participate and produce the best work possible in classes and in shows. Accountability and timeliness are paramount.

Early is on time. On time is late. Late is unacceptable.

Do what you say you're gonna do.

Curriculum

Building upon basic, foundational courses in junior high, the high school classes explore the various disciplines within Production and Design, where they develop invaluable skills immediately useful in "the real world." Click here to see the curriculum.

Show Requirements

 

ALL high school students are required to work per semester 1 major show and 2 smaller shows OR 2 major shows.

8th grade students will have the opportunity to shadow shows (talk to Captain) and to work the junior high Musical Theatre production History in the Making during the spring semester.

Newsletters

Stay informed by reading Behind the Scenes, the conservatory newsletter.

Winter 2019

Fall 2018

Spring 2018

Fall 2017

Summer 2017

Winter 2017

 

International Thespian Society (ITS)

The International Thespian Society (ITS) is an honorary organization for high school & middle school students, commending student achievement in the theatre arts. High school inductees are known as Thespians & middle school inductees are Junior Thespians.

Troupe 6826 is the theatre honor society for OCSA. Members come from all conservatories, including P&D. In addition to competing at festivals, performing at cemetery tours, fundraising, collecting food (TOTs Can Eat), performing at the Annual Thespian Showcase, students must maintain high grades & participate onstage or behind the scenes for OCSA productions.

Tech Components include:

1-Automatic placement into the Southern California Leadership and Tech Conference (great opportunity to learn and network)

2-Special opportunities to be part of Tech Crew for Thespian Showcase

3-Special college audition and scholarship opportunities at the International Festival

For more information about OCSA Thespian Society, please contact thespians@ocsarts.net.

 

International Thespian Society (ITS)
State of the Art

State of the Art

Give your child a "shout out" for achievements outside of OCSA--or even OCSA-affiliated--that you're proud of (i.e., worked on a show/production, achievements in scouting or athletics, earned a scholarship/award, etc.). Submissions are published monthly via email from Dr. Ralph Opacic. Click the button below to fill out the form.

Volunteer and Donations Opportunities
Gina Davidson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Gina Davidson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Gina Davidson was a much-loved P&D conservatory teacher who taught   8th grade Stagecraft II. She passed away unexpectedly just before the start of the school year in the fall of 2015. Her family initiated a scholarship in her memory to one or two deserving P&D students in 2016, 2017, and 2018, in amounts of $500 or $1,000.

We are continuing that tradition by inviting monetary donations of any size from P&D families, alumni and friends of P&D to specifically support P&D students as they move on to higher education. Lots of littles make a huge difference!

Kindly note that this donation is not part of the Parent Funding Agreement (PFA).

The Orange County School of the Arts is organized as a non-profit organization under IRS code 501(c) (3). Our Tax ID# is 33-0891574. All cash donations are fully tax deductible as provided by law.

Contact P&D Director Kevin Cook at kevin.cook@ocsarts.net or call 714.560.0900 ext. 6180 with any questions, comments or donations.

 

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National Scholarships

Click on each scholarship name for more information or to apply.

 

California Educational Theatre Association Scholarships (CETA)

Award Amount: varies

Deadline: varies

 

CETA provides high school and college student scholarships, as well as funds to assist teachers to participate in CETA events. CETA scholarships are made possible by individual donations to the CETA Scholarship Fund. Monies available determine the amount of each scholarship.

Charlotte Motter Scholarship
This scholarship is for a high school senior who plans a career in theatre education.

Mario Lomeli Scholarship
In partnership with the Drama Teachers of Southern California, this scholarship has been created for an outstanding student participant of the CETA Southern High School Theatre Festivals and DTASC Festivals.

Vivian “Bish” Edwards Scholarship
The grant is given to a high school senior from southern California who plans to major or minor in theatre in their post-secondary education with the goal of becoming a theatre educator.

Kaleta Brown Community College Scholarship
This annual scholarship is offered to a community college student who is transferring to a theatre program at an institution of higher learning.

This scholarship is for a high school senior who plans to pursue a degree in Theatre with an emphasis in Costume Design.
 
CETA Senior Scholarship Auditions
CETA Senior Auditions is a chance for high school seniors in the state of CA to audition for college scholarship money. Scholarships awarded to participants in the CETA Southern High School Theatre Festival for both Acting and Technical Theatre.

 

 

Hope College Distinguished Artist Awards - Theatre

Application Deadline: Varies

Amount: $10,000

Each year at Hope College, up to 60 Distinguished Artist Award (DAA) scholarships are given to students with strong academic records and outstanding creative abilities in art, dance, music, theatre or creative writing. Renewable for four years, the DAA's provide eligible students with $2,500 each year toward their college costs. DAA recipients also take part in a variety of opportunities set up to increase their creative experience and technical knowledge in their chosen field.

Application requirements: Audition and/or design-technical portfolio presentation and interview. On-campus auditions are in February. Students unable to attend the on-campus auditions should contact the theatre department for other options.

Eligibility: Students must minor or major in theatre.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Contact

Michelle Bombe

Hope College Office of Financial Aid

174 E. 11th St.

Holland, MI 49423

bombe@hope.edu

616-395-7600

 

The Fulbright Program

Application Deadline: Varies

Amount: Varies

The Fulbright Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide and has provided approximately 310,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research in each others' countries and exchange ideas. Fulbright eligibility requirements vary by program and country of citizenship. For specific contact information, eligibility requirements and limits on the number of awards by country, please see the participating countries page.


For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Contact

Scholarship Committee

fulbright@state.gov

202-632-3238

 

Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship

Application Deadline: 5/7/2019

Amount: $1,000

The Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship provides financial assistance and promotion of Asian-American college students pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications. Scholarship Winners will be invited to attend our annual charity event, Fashion for a Passion, held in Fall in Dallas, Texas.

Eligibility:

- Must be of at least 50% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
- Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S
- Must be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, or four-year college/university and must be a full-time, degree-seeking student by the upcoming academic calendar year and pursuing a major in the visual/performing arts (film, theatre, fashion, photography, graphic design, dance, music, journalism, mass communications, etc.)
- Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Family members of Board members are ineligible

For more information and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Contact:

Scholarship Committee

3839 McKinney Ave. Ste. 155-231

Dallas, TX 75204

469-583-4661

 

National Scholarships

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