Callboard 2021-22

A Message from the Dean

It is truly an honor to welcome you to this issue of Callboard — my first as the new dean of the School of Dramatic Arts. 

Since I began work here on July 1, I’ve been struck by the fierce pride and loyalty SDA alumni, students, parents and friends have for this School. The more stories I hear and people I meet, the more I understand why this School remains a touchstone for the thousands who have studied, taught or worked here.

The last few months have been a celebration at the School. Not only have we been celebrating our return to the classrooms, rehearsal rooms, design labs and theatres, but we are also celebrating an incredible milestone for the School — 75 years of the dramatic arts at USC. 

And we are also celebrating the momentous announcement of a nearly 40,000-square-foot new home for the School in the center of the University’s rich arts corridor. 

I hope you will join us in this celebration not only through these pages, but at one of our productions, or a virtual or in-person event.

Thank you for your continued support of the School and our dynamic students. It means everything.

Emily Roxworthy