In early November, the USC School of Dramatic Arts’ Trojan Family came back to campus for the School’s annual Fall Alumni Celebration. In addition to offering hard hat tours of the School’s new building, the evening included workshops for alumni and an award ceremony honoring alumnus Richard G. Weinberg (BFA ’76) with the Alumni Service Award for his years of extraordinary generosity and friendship to the School of Dramatic Arts.
A successful actor, singer, competitive ballroom dancer, Broadway “angel,” and film and television producer, Weinberg served as a member of the School’s Board of Councilors from 1995-2014, and has been a mentor and a friend to every dean at the School in recent memory.
USC President Carol Folt presented Weinberg with the award and praised him for his extraordinary generosity to the School of Dramatic Arts and his spirit of service to the USC community.
“Richard Weinberg is a big-hearted doer. An inspired leader in art, in business, in service and in philanthropy. He’s been a great friend to SDA, Class of ’76, for four decades,” President Folt said. “What you have been doing at SDA has already, and will continue, to inspire generations of Trojan performers, entertainers, producers, businesspeople and so much more.”
The award ceremony included performances of “Havana” from the musical Guys and Dolls, performed by the BFA Musical Theatre first year students, as well “On the Right Track” from SDA’s recent production of Pippin.
Check out these photos from the ceremony and festivities.
Photos by Reza Allah-Bakhshi/Capture Imaging.