Announcing call for new musical submissions

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The USC School of Dramatic Arts announces the 2017-2018 call for submission for the second season of LiveRead@SDA, a developmental series created to cultivate and provide critical support for the creation of innovative and contemporary new works for the American theatre.

If selected, artists are invited to weeklong workshop residencies on the USC campus, where they can take bold steps towards refining their work with an incredibly diverse talent pool. The School of Dramatic Arts provides the necessary resources and staff to produce a concert-style reading in one of our campus theatre venues with professional photography and video of the performance.

The School is currently selecting one or two new musical projects that illuminate a forward-thinking landscape of contemporary musical theatre with narratives from creative teams who authentically demonstrate diversity in their work. We actively support both emerging and established artists and musical projects that are not traditionally defined in the world of commercially-produced theatre.

  • Submission Deadline: September 1, 2017, or after 100 projects have been submitted, whichever comes first.
  • Workshop Dates: To be determined.

For more information on the application process, or to apply, please visit