Student/Alumni Stories

Each summer, a multitude of Acting Conservatory students participate in Shakespeare Summerfest Orange County (SOC). Read more about it here!

Rachel Charny (‘16) attended the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London during summer break. Check out the article in the LA Times!

Daniel Zolghadri (‘18) will be in Steven Speilberg's new movie Ready Player One and was voted the Orange County Register's Varsity Arts Artist of the year 2017!

Read more about Danny here!

The following students acted and sang as professional interns in Shakespeare Summerfest Orange County's production of As You Like It:

Adrian Barron (‘16), Kyle Bode (‘16), Tisha Custodio (‘19), Jeremy Garcia (‘16), Trevor Hart (‘18), Timmy Hughes (‘16), Abby Matzke (‘19), Tatum Meyhoever (’18), Jessica Odishoo (‘20), Julia Risk (‘18), Griffin Runnels (‘16), Noah Strattan (‘20), Josh Sepetjian (‘16), Marty Williams (‘16)

The following students held paid internship positions, acted in the professional ensemble, and performed in the pre-show for Shakespeare Summerfest Orange County's production of Romeo and Juliet:

Noelle Backman (‘18), Adrian Barron (‘16) – Friar John, Kyle Bode (‘16), Tisha Custodio (‘19), Lauren Dorn (‘19), Jeremy Garcia (‘16) – Understudy, Friar Laurence, Trevor Hart (‘18), Theodora Hognadottir (‘18), Liam Howard (‘16) – Assistant to the Directors, Timmy Hughes (‘16) – Understudy, Benvolio, Abby Matzke (‘19), Maddie Moore (‘17) – Understudy, Juliet, Tatum Meyhoefer (‘18), Jessica Odishoo (‘20), Julia Risk (‘18), Noah Strattan (‘20), Nathan Thompson (‘16) – Understudy, Paris, Marty Williams (‘17) – Assistant Stage Manager

Sara Tomadon (‘17) Soroptimist International “Woman of the Year” Award! Each year, the Soroptimist International of Santa Ana/Tustin gives us the opportunity to recognize our amazing young women through their monthly Young Woman of Achievement luncheons, where they honor a senior student from each of the 15 high schools in Santa Ana and Tustin.

Hannah Franklin ('19) and Royce Lundquist ('17) were Acting Semifinalists in the LA Music Center Spotlight Awards 2017.

Hannah Franklin ('19) was a finalist in the August Wilson Monologue Competition.

Read the Orange County Register's article here!

OCSA students partner with Shakespeare Orange County!

Read more about it here!