New Programs/Performances for the Fall

Our Canyon workshop is coming up in September 2016!
Please join us
WARNING During performance week students will be required to pretend to be somebody they are not.
This may be come addictive.

Creativity is a fundamental life skill


CVDAA was created as a place where the study of theater, film and the performing arts is used to encourage and develop creative thinking in young people and in so doing transform the way they think about themselves and the world. 


Amelia Discusses Her Creative Project:

 Directing "Nothing is Simple"

Amelia knows that everyone has the ability to create, she believes in her own project and it thrilled with the reality of it coming to life. The creativity has changed her options in life, opening up a whole hew avenue that previously was only a dream.

Featured Tutor

Kane Ashton is a local writer, filmmaker, podcaster, and director who got his start in this very program. He’s loved telling stories for as long as he can remember. . . .

The creativity has changed her options in life, opening up a whole hew avenue that previously was only a dream. In Directing she brings out the creativity in others and in performance shares that with the community helping it thrive.

CVDAA is committed to providing expert training in the art of acting. Students are educated in a myriad of different acting techniques and we love to specialize . . .

Many of CVDAA's productions are developed and written by the students in collaboration with an instructor. This creates opportunities for young writers to grow in . . .

Each production is built from the ground up, so we encourage our participants to get involved with the technical side of performance. In the past. . .

CVDAA exists to encourage artistic theatrical expression by young people. With that in mind, we have sponsored many student directed and produced pieces. We . . .


You can make a 100% tax deductible, secure, online donation thru our friends at PayPal.

What your donation to CVDAA can do:

  • $350 provides full tuition for our fall and spring scholarship students
  • $200 pays script photocopying costs
  • $100 pays for sets and costumes for one production
  • $1000 pays for one summer teaching position
  • $2500 pays for space rental for one class

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Sponsored with thanks by 

Alameda Arts council

Amelda arts

Contact Details

Michael Lushington, President,
Castro Valley Dramatic Arts Academy

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Equal Opportunity Organization:

Castro Valley Dramatic Arts Academy is an equal opportunity institution with respect to both education and employment. CVDAA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or handicap in admission, or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities as required by federal (Title VI, Title IX, Section 504) and state laws and regulations.