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1888 - Olympian Jim Thorpe, "America's greatest athlete," born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]
Jim Thorpe


On Saturday, April 20,  Valencia High School Theatre will host the 104th Drama Teachers’ Association of Southern California) Shakespeare Festival.

Since 1920, schools from all over Southern California have come together to celebrate the theater arts.

More than 1100 students from 40 different participating Middle and High Schools from all over Southern California will come together to compete in the all-day festival. DTASC membership ranges from schools in San Diego to Bakersfield.

Students compete against one another in twelve Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Middle School categories: Set Design, Lighting Design, Marketing & Publicity, Character Costumes, Court Costumes, Audition Monologues, Real Housewives of Shakespeare, Open Comedy, Shakespeare’s Villains (Student Written), As You Like It, Hamlet and Shakespeare in Rep (perform pieces of two different plays).

Some of DTASC’s most notable alumni include: Sally Field, Nicholas Cage, Val Kilmer, America Ferrera, Mare Winningham, Shailene Woodley, Stephanie Hsu, and Jessica Williams.

The award-winning Valencia High School Theatre Arts is led by Mr. Stephen Whelan. The program was recently awarded fourth place sweepstakes at the 2023 Fall DTASC Festival and is currently ranked #4 among all theatre programs in Southern California. The program also received three 1st Place & Superior Rankings at the 2024 Hart District Theatre Festival. VHS Theatre Arts prides itself on its students’ work ethic, kindness, inclusivity, and passion for the craft.

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