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

Director's Message
About the Conservatory

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.

Show Assignments - Spring 2020
January

January

  Jan 8-18

 

 PM Rock n Roll Hall of Fame (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Jan 17-Feb 1

 

 ACT The Wolves (Studio)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Jan 24

 

 CA Culinary ThrowDown (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Jan 27-Feb 1

 

 MT Performing with the Pros (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

 

February

  (Jan 17)-Feb 1

 

 ACT The Wolves (Studio)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

 (Jan 27)-Feb 1

 

 MT Performing with the Pros (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Feb 4-12

 

 CW 20/20/20 Kickoff Events (SH)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Feb 17-22

 

 CW/ACT New Play Festival (SH)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Feb 20-29

 

 

 MT Peter & the Starcatcher (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

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

  Feb 27-28

 

 CV On Stage! (SH)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Feb 28-Mar 7

 

 IA Showcase (SH)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

   

 

February
March

March

 (Feb28)-Mar 7 

     

 IA Showcase (SH)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Mar 10-14

 

 FND Gala (Hotel Irvine)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Mar 23-27

 

 CMD Senior Spring Concert (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Mar 30-Apr 3

 

 CCD Spring Performance (Webb)

  Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Mar 31-Apr 3

 MT Now. Here. This. (SH)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

   

 

April

  (Mar 30)-Apr 3

 

 CCD Spring Perfomance (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  (Mar31)-Apr 3

 

 MT Now. Here. This. (SH)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Apr 17-27

 

 CV Opera (SH)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Apr 18-27

 

 IA Almost Maine (Studio)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Apr 20-25

 

 BR Spring Showcase (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Apr 24-May 4

 

ACT Romeo & Juliet (DMSC)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  Apr 27-May 2

 BF Spring Showcase (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

   

 

 

April
May

May

  (Apr 24)-May 4

 

 ACT Romeo & Juliet (DMSC)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  (Apr 27)-May 2

 BF Spring Showcase (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  May 2-18

 

 IA Once Upon a Mattress (Studio)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  May 4-11

 

 MT History in the Making (SH)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  May 6-16

 

 PM Concert #7 (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  May 12-13

 

 BF Student Expressions (SH)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  May 18-22

 

 CMD Emerging Expressions (Webb)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

  May 19-21

 

 CV Spring Choral Concert (SH)

 Crew List & Tech Schedule

   

Important Dates - Spring 2020

January

January

  Tue, Jan 7  School Resumes / 2nd Semester Begins
  Mon, Jan 20  No School - MLK, Jr Birthday
  Tue, Jan 21  P&D Roundtable - SH 5:30-8:00 pm  RSVP
   

February

  Tue, Feb 4  Parent Funding Meeting - P&D Returnining Families, 7:00 pm SH RSVP
  Sat, Feb 8  Winter Formal - 9th-12th grades
  Tue, Feb 11  Parent Funding Meeting - P&D Returnining Families, 5:30 pm SH RSVP
  Feb 14 & 17  No School - Presidents' Day
   
February
March

March

  Fri, Mar 13  Staff Professional Development Day
  Sat, Mar 14  Gala 2020 - Hotel Irvine
   

April

  Apr 6-10  No School - Spring Break
  Apr 13-16  No Conservatory
  Apr 14-21  CAASPP Testing
  Sat, Apr 18  Prom - 9th-12th grades
   
April
May

May

  May 4-15  AP Testing
  Thu, May 21  Last Day of Conservatory
  Fri, May 22  No School
  Sat, May 23  Season Finale - Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa
  Mon, May 25   No School - Memorial Day
  Wed, May 27  P&D Awards Night & Flashlight Ceremony
   

June

  Jun 1-3  2nd Semester Final Exams
  Wed, Jun 3  Last Day of School
  Thu, Jun 4  Graduation - Class of 2020
   
June

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.

March 2020

Winter 2020

Fall 2019

Summer 2019

Winter 2019

Fall 2018

Spring 2018

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.

 

General Support Donations

Would you like to support Production & Design by making a cash donation? 

I you should have any questions or concerns regarding support donations, feel free to contact Kevin Cook at 714-560-0900, ext. 6180 or at kevin.cook@ocsarts.net.

Please note that support donations are 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.

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OCSA Scholarships

The following are available to ALL OCSA seniors:

· Sunny Brown Memorial Scholarship - The Sunny Brown Memorial Scholarship is awarded for outstanding achievement in the visual and performing arts. This merit based scholarship is for seniors pursuing a degree at an accredited college or university, majoring in visual or performing arts. The recipient will receive a $10,000 scholarship grant. The deadline for application submission is Monday, April 13 at 11:59 p.m. Please direct all questions to Brian.Stevens@ocsarts.net. The live link is https://forms.gle/GGjgmMyHgDCCqG9S6 for the Sunny Brown application.

· Nancy Egan Memorial Scholarship - This annual scholarship was set up in memory of Nancy Egan to help high-achieving seniors cover the costs of pursuing higher education in the field of their choice. The recipient will receive a $2,000 scholarship grant. The deadline for application submission is Monday, April 13 at 11:59 p.m. Please direct all questions to Brian.Stevens@ocsarts.net. The live link to the application for Nancy Egan is https://forms.gle/y4SKxzBQKkH8KxRE6.

 

The following are available to ONLY P&D seniors:

Gina Davidson Memorial Scholarship & Nathan LeMaster Memorial Scholarship - Each of these memorial scholarships honors a former P&D teacher and a P&D student. Award recipients will receive a one-time $500-$1,000 scholarship to be applied to their choice of institute of higher learning, beginning in the 2020-2021. Deadline to submit is Friday, April 24, 2020 - NO EXCEPTIONS. Review the eligibility requirements and application details here. Kindly direct any questions to Kevin Cook at kevin.cook@ocsarts.net.

 

OCSA Scholarships

National Scholarships

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

California Educational Theatre Association Scholarships (CETA)

Application Deadline: varies

Amount: 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

National Scholarships

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