Alumni Tailgate

The USC School of Dramatic Arts supports, encourages and champions the wide ranging accomplishments of its alumni in arts and entertainment.

The USC School of Dramatic Arts has the privilege of teaching the nation’s top students who go on to make an indelible mark on the artistic fields they enter. They have been honored with the most prestigious awards in the profession, including the Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe. Our students leave the School prepared to work, whether it is on stage, backstage, on film or television, or in other forms of media. USC School of Dramatic Arts alumni make a living doing what they love. With the shared experience of their USC theatre training, our alumni also graduate knowing that they are part of the university’s unparalleled Trojan Family.

School of Dramatic Arts Alumni Leadership Council


The School of Dramatic Arts (SDA) Alumni Leadership Council is a collective who seek to serve as the link between the school and its dynamic, diverse, and multifaceted community of alumni. ALC members strive to increase the visibility of the accomplishments and achievements of SDA alumni. ALC members support SDA by recruiting the time and talents of fellow alumni and encourage alumni participation in areas of student mentorship and advocacy, professional development and the advancement of SDA. ALC members will continually assess and support the interests and needs of the ever-evolving SDA community with fairness and equity.

ALC Members

Chair: Adrienne Visnic BFA Acting ’14
Taylor Allen BA ’11
Adam Blumenthal BFA Design ’07
Kate Cannova BA ’03
John Coffey BA ’05
David Fickas BFA Acting ’96
Lorena Estefania Gonzalez MFA Acting ’21
Kendall Johnson MFA Acting ’14
Jaclyn Kalkhurst BFA Stage Management ’08
Sean Lask BA ’10
Elizabeth O’Connell BA ’84
Tomm Polos BFA Acting ’10
Mona Raffle BA ‘03
Michael Schwartz BA ’06
Pranav Shah BFA Technical Direction ’05
John Villacorta BA ’97