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.

Virtual Information Session

Virtual Information Session

Thank you to all who were able to join us for the Actors Showcase Information Session on Sept. 6! For those who weren't able to attend and for those interested in reviewing some moments, below please click the button below to watch a recording of the session.


In-Person Audition Sign Up

Sign up to audition in person before the deadline on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 11:59 p.m.

Students auditioning for Actors Showcase should prepare a 1-minute contemporary monologue to perform.

If you are unable to attend our in-person auditions but would still like to be considered, you may share a YouTube link to a self tape of your monologue via the audition form linked below. In addition to your monologue, please include the following slate on your video:

  • Full Name

  • Age & Grade

  • Conservatory

This opportunity is open to ALL OCSA STUDENTS – all conservatories, all grade levels. Students must be 14 years of age by May 8, 2024. If you believe that your child is ready and willing to take the next step professionally, please encourage them to complete the Google form to submit their audition material by clicking the button below. Additional audition materials include:

  • Acting Resume

  • Headshot or school picture

Please also bring two hard copies of your resume and headshot to your audition. Once you have completed your audition form, you will be contacted with a time slot for your audition.


Notifications for callbacks will be sent out by Tuesday, September 26. In-person callbacks will take place on Saturday, October 7 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The cast will be selected exclusively by Rick Messina. On Monday, October 16, the Actors Showcase 2024 cast will be announced. 

Chemistry reads will be held before Winter Break with formal rehearsals taking place on Saturdays beginning in January.

The showcase performance itself will be filmed by a professional crew in March, then packaged, and shared with industry representatives in May. 

If you have any questions about this opportunity or about the audition itself, please email Karen Rymar, Director of Arts Enrichment at karen.rymar@ocsarts.net.