Drama/Tech Boosters & Program

The Mira Costa High School Drama/Tech Boosters, est in 2004, is a group of parents and community members whose primary purpose is to support and encourage the education and associated activities of the Drama and Technical Theatre students and performing groups at Mira Costa High School. Our mission is to help create and foster a creative environment that provides opportunities in both acting and technical theater by supporting our actors, technicians, directors and administrators through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.

The Drama/Tech Boosters are proud to support one of the South Bay’s finest and most comprehensive high school drama programs. Offering courses in both Drama and Technical Theatre, Mira Costa High School gives students the opportunity to be exposed to the dramatic arts in multiple forms and formats. In addition to the classroom offerings, Mira Costa High School produces two to three exceptional quality shows each year. Boasting multiple awards from the Jerry Herman High School Theatre Awards of Los Angeles, the John Raitt Awards for Youth, the Fullerton College High School Theatre Festival and the California Educational Theatre Association Festival, Mira Costa High School has developed a reputation for excellence.


Our graduates have been accepted into theater programs and prestigious schools around the world. Recent graduates are attending NYU/Tisch, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, NYU, Notre Dame, Berklee College of Music, SMU, UCLA, Columbia College Chicago, Univ of Colorado, DePaul, LMU, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UCSB, Univ of Oregon, Barnard, CAP21 Molloy College, The Savannah College of Art & Design, Michigan State, USC, Tulane, CSULB, UC Riverside, UC Davis, and more! 

Funds raised by the Drama/Tech Boosters are used to purchase theatre supplies (including props, tools and construction materials) and other items essential to the students’ educational experience in the dramatic arts. The Boosters also provide partial financial support for a number of enrichment programs including Thespian Club, CETA Festival, Dessert Theatre, Fullerton Festival and Senior Scenes.

Mira Costa Drama/Tech program is a combination of many aspects of both academic instruction, performance opportunities, and social interaction. It is much more than a class. The following list should give you an idea of all of the opportunities for students to get involved (in a typical year):

Kick Off Picnic Party
Drama Club
Improv Club
Comedy Sportz High School League**
Noontime Theatre*
Fall Play**
Lip Sync*
Holiday Benefit**
Holiday Progressive Dinner

*Performance Opportunities
**Audition-Based Performance Opportunities

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Aids Benefit**

Oscar Party

Dessert Theatre (showcase of Fullerton)**

Fullerton Theatre Competition**Spring Musical**

Senior Scenes**

Drama Showcase*

Thespian Initiation (based on points earned during the year for Thespian Society)

Prom (Drama/Tech Sponsored Prom Bus)

Annual Banquet - recognizing students, staff, production team and leadership


Booster Board 


Kathie Papera

First Vice President

Phyllis Calza


Lisa Searer


Kari Estrin

Vice President, Publicity

Desiree Brown

Vice President, Volunteers

Becki May

Drama Teacher & Program Director

Jonathan Westerberg

Technical Theatre Teacher

Cary Jordahl