Special Events

CETA is pleased to provide a variety of special events. Be sure to check back often for updates!

Prop 28 Symposium on Saturday (Public Event)

Prop 28 Symposium

Join us for an exciting opportunity to connect with arts leaders and gain valuable insights on how to leverage the historic funding from Proposition 28. Discover innovative ways to enhance arts education in your district, school, and program, and learn how to effectively utilize the allocated funds. Don’t miss out on this chance to collaborate and plan for a brighter future for arts education in California!

Prop 28 Symposium participants include:
Pauline Crooks, Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education
Anne Fennell, President, CA Music Educators Association (CMEA)
Abe Flores, Deputy Director of Policy & Programs, Create CA
Michael Despars, Moderator, Past President, CA Educational Theatre Association (CETA)
For presenter bios and to register, visit the Prop 28 Symposium page.
Thursday Night Theatre

Join us at on Thursday evening at South Coast Rep to kick off the conference! A free ticket is included in your registration.  Pick up your ticket at 7:00 pm for the 7:30 pm performance.

Quixote Nuevo

From one of the storytellers behind the film Coco comes a modern take on Don Quixote bursting with imagination and Tejano music. The valiant knight—a.k.a. Jose Quijano—sets out to find his long-lost love.  But nothing is as it seems, he gets lost in his fantasies and the community wrestles with his dangerous reality.  This fast-paced, bilingual fable about the joys and perils of being the hero of your own story was proclaimed “revelatory” by the San Francisco Chronicle.  SCR is thrilled to welcome back Herbert Siguenza of Culture Clash to play Jose Quijano.

There will be a talk-back following the production in Nicholas Studio, featuring actors from the production and H Adam Harris, Engagement and Artistic Associate for South Coast Rep.

President’s Welcome

Join us for a special coffee reception with CETA President Gale Casewll and the CETA Board to welcome you on Friday morning!

Keynote Speakers on Friday











Join us on Friday morning, for inspiring conversations with Nobuko Miyamoto and Danny Feldman. Find out more about them on our Featured Speakers page.

An Evening with Rocky Horror

Miss Clair Voyance

Every theatre-kid loves The Rocky Horror Picture Show! It’s Friday the 13th, so let’s do the time warp again! Grab your fellow CETA members, and join us on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at the Segerstrom Center for a movie screening of this iconic cult classic. Kicking off the night’s festivities, Orange County’s Queen of Halloween, Miss Clair Voyance, and her sinister drag sisters return to showcase their highly anticipated “Hallo-Queen Spook-tacular!” drag show featuring everyone’s favorite villainous characters.

Event Schedule

6:00 PM – Doors open for seating
7:00 PM – “Hallo-Queen Spook-tacular” drag pre-show
8:00 PM – Rocky Horror Picture Show (run time: 1 hour 38 minutes)

Audience Participation

It’s not easy having a good time! Dress up, sing along, and come prepared to shout out all your favorite movie lines with the crowd. The first 200 guests to arrive will receive prop bags that follow the film’s antics to make for an exciting immersive experience. For everyone’s safety, please refrain from throwing any items at the screen, bringing rice or water guns, or creating any open flames with lighters on the Plaza (flashlights are ok and encouraged).

CETA Awards

Join us for CETA’s special Awards Banquet and celebration, honoring individuals and organizations that have made an important contribution to educational theatre!

Theatre Tour

Join in a special tour of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, just for CETA.

Past Presidents Council Theatre Library Sale

Our retiring members often donate their theatre libraries to CETA. Take advantage of these great collections and often one-of-a-kind treasures!  All proceeds benefit our scholarship funds.

Regional Meet and Greet

Our Regional Meet and Greet is just one of the opportunities you’ll have to connect personally with your fellow theatre educators!  Be sure to join us for coffee and cocktails, where important connections are often made!

New Teacher Mentoring

We’ll have a special session for new theatre educators to orient them to CETA, plus all of the opportunities in the state, including festivals, organizations and more.  CETA will also provide connections between new educators with experienced mentors.


All-Conference Session on theatre ed funding, Theatre credential, advocacy, CETA Annual Business Meeting and Elections.