Every April, OCSA produces an Actors Industry Showcase, which features 12 to 18 of our talented students ranging from grades 7 through 12 from any conservatory. This virtual showcase is professionally shot and edited to be shared with an audience of Los Angeles 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, 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, October 22 with callbacks held Saturday, November 5. The final cast list will be announced by mid-November. Rehearsals begin in January on Saturdays (two per month). The showcase shoot takes place during the last week of April.

Virtual Information Session

Virtual Information Session

Rick Messina and Michael Baker will host a virtual info session on Wednesday, October 5 at 6-7 p.m. to give an overview of this opportunity, which will include the casting process and rehearsal schedule.

If you were unable to join us at the information session, we encourage you you to watch the recording of our meeting by using the link and passcode below:

Passcode (case sensitive): ActorsShowcase22-23

In-Person Audition Sign Up

Sign up to audition in person before the deadline on Thursday, October 20 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 upload a self tape of your monologue via the audition form linked below. In addition to your monologue, please include the following:

  • Full Name

  • Age & Grade

  • Conservatory

This opportunity is open to ALL OCSA STUDENTS – all conservatories, all grade levels. 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 Monday, October 31. In-Person Callbacks will take place on Saturday, November 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The cast will be selected exclusively by Rick Messina. On Wednesday, November 9, the Actors Showcase 2023 Cast will be announced. Chemistry reads will be held before Winter Break with formal rehearsals taking place on Saturdays from January to April (except holiday weekends). 

The showcase performance itself will be filmed by a professional crew in April, 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.