Past Productions

New Works Festival Year 3


The thesis plays of the graduating MFA in Dramatic Writing cohort are presented as concert readings with professional actors and directors. NWF Year Three is…

New Works Festival Year 1


The first public readings of exciting new works by the School of Dramatic Arts’ first-year MFA Dramatic Writing students. More Information

Don’t Go


7 USC students 7 Los Angeles strangers Meet for the very first time. Live. On stage. In front of an audience. Together these strangers might…

Love's Labor's Lost

Love’s Labour’s Lost


The King of Navarre and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favor of serious study. But the instant they take that vow,…

New Works Festival Year 2


NWF Year Two showcases the emerging voices of the School’s second-year MFA in Dramatic Writing students with workshop productions featuring professional directors and dramaturges, and…

The Labyrinth of Desire


When Florela’s fiancé leaves her to compete with other suitors for the hand of the rich and beautiful Laura, Florela goes undercover to keep her…

West Side Story


From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is a poignant, provocative, and emotionally powerful musical that transports William Shakespeare’s Romeo and…

Great Expectations


Dickens’ classic work of orphan Pip and his journey from poverty and ignominy to safety and respectability is brought to vivid life in this adaptation…

Macbeth


Shakespeare’s bloody psychological thriller about a fearless warrior tempted by a prophecy, and encouraged by his wife into his own all-consuming ambition. Filled with some…

A Bright Room Called Day

A Bright Room Called Day (Revisited)


Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner revisits his play which deals simultaneously with the collapse of democracy in the last year of the Weimar Republic, the…