2020’s Annual OCSARS Bring All Majors Together During Isolation


post on ocsa drama department page

AnnaBella McGinnis, Reporter

The year 2020 has seen some of the most astounding changes of history made in a single year (And we are only 5 months into it!), and while obviously it may not  seem like the greatest time in history to live through, many are taking the opportunity to create positive moments in response to the current era of isolation and social distancing. On Saturday May 9th, OCSA’s Drama Department made the exciting announcement to continue their yearly OCSARS  show via YouTube live stream.  The show is scheduled to air on May 23rd at 7:00 P.M. 

For those who are not aware, The OCSARS have historically been a Drama department exclusive event (With the exception of awards given to people outside the major plus tech major’s). Mr. Clegg and his department have recognized the struggle of being shut in at home all day, every day for so many of us. So, they made the bold move to make this year’s OCSARS open for ALL majors to watch and enjoy. Not only that, but anybody with an Instagram account can go to the drama department’s page and vote on those who should win the award in each category.  

Making the change is going outside the norm that has been established for many years, and it begs the question: Is this something that is here to stay or is it a onetime deal? Nayah Ferrer, currently a junior in the drama department and who is one of many involved in the preparations for The OCSARS, doesn’t have any solid information regarding next year, but she is hopeful that this change might be here to stay.  “I would hope that it would happen again in the future, especially since I know how much work the junior class puts into The OCSARS every year. It would be great to continue to include all majors to participate in this fun event and show,” she commented.

It seems that only time will tell what is to come for the future of The OCSARS. Regardless, it is worth everybody’s time to tune in for this year’s show, and to keep their eyes out for this event in the future.