Every Spring, OCSA produces an Actors Industry Showcase, which features 12 to 18 of our talented students ranging from grades seven through 12 from any conservatory. This virtual showcase is professionally shot and edited to be shared with an audience of Los Angeles and New York talent agents, casting directors, and managers.
Scores of high-level industry professionals participate annually, including representatives from CBS, NBC, Sony Pictures, CW Television, Warner Bros, Disney, Abrams Artists Agency, CESD, Osbrink, and several other boutique agencies. The intent is to connect the students with industry professionals who can help facilitate the next step in their careers.
The cast will be selected exclusively by casting director and OCSA alumnus, Rick Messina (MT, ‘95), and the show will be directed by actor and guest artist, Michael Baker. Auditions will take place on Saturday, September 16 with invited callbacks held Saturday, October 7. The final cast list will be announced by mid-October, and the first meeting for chemistry reads will take place on Saturday, November 4. Rehearsals will take place on various Saturdays starting in January. The showcase shoot is scheduled for March 22-24.