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Our Season

Production Drama puts on three shows throughout the year – a play, a musical, and the annual Original Show. For the fall play we tackle anything from classical to contemporary dramas and comedies, and even original work written by alumni.  This show is entered in the annual CETA Competition; students attend the festival in January where they participate in workshops and see the 4 area winners perform their show in its entirety.  The musical is an exciting and fun opportunity for students to hone their singing and dancing skills while having the time of their lives.  It is entered in the MACY Competition (Music and Arts Commendations for Youth) with an award ceremony in June at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.  The Original Show is a sketch comedy show written by the actors themselves, spoofing campus life, current events, pop culture or just life in general.  It is directed by various alumni of the program and for many, is the most highly anticipated show of the year.


Pauline Maranian

Contact Information


Voice Mail: (949) 515-6537

Educational Background

Master of Fine Arts, American Conservatory Theater, 1992

Bachelor of Fine Arts, UCSB, 1990

California Teaching Credential, Cal State Long Beach and National University

Teaching Schedule

Period 3 - Drama 2

Period 4 - Film and American Culture

Period 5 - Credit Recovery

Period 6- Drama 1

Period 7 - Drama 3/4

Period 9 - Production Drama

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Poster for the play To Whom it May Concern

What is this about??

The students of Estancia’s Award-winning Drama Program kick off their season with To Whom It May Concern, an original play written by the students. They have collaborated for nearly a semester as playwrights to tell their story - the story of students, families, sons and daughters, parents and peers of Costa Mesa. Through movement, music, comedy, and drama, they have created a carefully woven tale of social issues of the greatest concern to our population. The play tackles seemingly taboo topics such as anxiety and depression, immigration and much more. Four different stories converge to illustrate how we are all connected and need one another.  To Whom It May Concern is a raw look at the reality of life for many people, and yet, it is ultimately a story of hope that things can get better and awareness is vital.

Act well your part; there all the honor lies.

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