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Alumni Week 2019

Friday, October 18 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

We welcome all alumni to join us for an SDA Open House and Backstage Tour in the Bing Theatre featuring special guest speaker and inaugural holder of the Alice M. Pollitt Professorship in Stage Management, Scott Faris.

Wednesday, October 23 | 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Please join us and participate in one of the following: Acting Refresher Workshop, Career Workshop and Film Screening all taking place at Legendary Studios (Burbank, Calif.) Stick around afterward and join us for our Fall Alumni Party where you can reconnect with your fellow SDA alumni and professors. This reception will also take place at Legendary Studios and immediately follows all workshops.


CareerSeries@SDA: Kevin McCollum

Tuesday, October 29 | 7:00 p.m. | PED 207

McCollum received a Tony Award for Best Musical for RENT (1996), AVENUE Q (2004) and IN THE HEIGHTS (2008). His upcoming projects include the Broadway production of SIX, the WEST SIDE STORY film (directed by Steven Spielberg); MRS. DOUBTFIRE, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and THE NOTEBOOK. In 1995, McCollum co-founded the Producing Office, and has since crated Alchemation, a theatrical and media producing company committed to new work. He was trained at the University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music, and earned his master’s degree in film producing from the Peter Stark Program at USC.


CareerSeries@SDA: Alyshia Ochse

Tuesday, November 5 | 7:00 p.m. | MCC 109

Join us for a live event featuring the hit podcast That One Audition, with Alyshia Ochse. The goal of the show is for the audience to understand the struggles, triumphs, humorous and serendipitous parts of creating a career in the entertainment industry. This is a casual, candid conversation about the unforgettable audition tales and the survival skills her guests have acquired along the way.



Wednesday, November 13 | 7:00 p.m. | Cammilleri Hall

Take a look at Undone, a new animated series from Amazon Prime, with its co-creator and showrunner, Kate Purdy, and cast. The unique design of this innovative new series uses rotoscoping technology to animate the live actors in order to capture as much movement and emotion as possible. We will discuss this groundbreaking process and the new opportunities it provides for actors in an evolving medium.


Turning Limitations into Opportunities: An Evening with Ali Stroker

December 2, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. | Bing Theatre

In an inspiring and intimate presentation, the Tony Award–winning Broadway and television star Ali Stroker will discuss her life and career and the importance of inclusion, representation, and ending ableism.


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Career Mentoring Program

The School of Dramatic Arts has launched its inaugural Career Mentoring Program! This program is designed to assist current senior-level SDA students with professional growth and career exploration. We are looking for alumni to serve as Career Mentors and if interested, please contact Alfred Magallanes at