For #SDA75, we’re looking back on our fondest memories, from alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, donors and friends: this short story was submitted by alumnus Jason Ginsburg BA ’96.
One of my best experiences at USC was Experimental Theatre Workshop. I took it in my final semester, so it was among my last performances on campus. The class was great because we became a mini-repertory company. I starred in one one-act, wrote/directed a second, and did lights for a third. It was a great hands-on experience, putting together three plays — and in the old Green Room Theatre, which had so much history, like all the signatures backstage. Nowhere else did I, as an undergraduate, get a chance to write and direct a show (with songs!), and I’m grateful my classmates and the teacher, Lora Zane, voted the show in. I performed live theatre many times since then, but I’ll never have an experience like Experimentals again.
Share your memories with us!
To help celebrate our 75th anniversary, the School of Dramatic Arts is collecting memories from our community to share during our year-long celebration. Submit your stories from your time at SDA through words, images or videos. #SDA75