Alumni News

Kate Cannova

Alumni Q&A: Kate Cannova BA ’03

In our Alumni Q&A series, we caught up with Kate Cannova BA ’03 in which she shares about her love for producing, her life-changing experience at SDA, advice to students and more.

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Artist Sara Finney-Johnson, moderator Anita Dashiell-Sparks and artist Anthony Sparks

Fade to Black: Representations of Black family in drama and comedy

Showrunners Anthony Sparks BFA '94 and Sara Finney-Johnson work to create positive depictions of Black life on screen.

Showrunners Anthony Sparks and Sara Finney-Johnson work to create positive depictions of Black life on screen.

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Sandy Reed

Honoring the life of Sandy Reed BA ’16 through student and alumni programming

The Sandy Reed Endowed Professional Development Fund, created in honor of the alum, will endow professional development programming at SDA.

The Sandy Reed Endowed Professional Development Fund, created in honor of the alum, will endow professional development programming at SDA.

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Tomm Polos

Alumni Q&A: Tomm Polos BFA ’10

In our Alumni Q&A series, we caught up with Tomm Polos. The Alumni Leadership Council Co-Chair discusses his professional work, an SDA program he’s passionate about, his favorite theatre on campus and more.

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Kimiyo Bowlby

Alumni Q&A: Kimiyo Bowlby BA ’10

In our Alumni Q&A series, we caught up with Kimiyo Bowlby BA ’10. The alum shares about the role her SDA degree has in her current field, advice to students on becoming a well-rounded artist and more.

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Stevie Johnson

Faculty Q&A: Stevie Johnson

As part of a Q&A series with our adjunct faculty, the USC School of Dramatic Arts asked Stevie Johnson about being an SDA alumnus, the Public Speaking as Performance class he teaches and more.

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Joan Beber MFA ’00 with Velina Hasu Houston in 2019

A playwright pays it forward

Joan Beber MFA '00 endows a playwriting award at the USC School of Dramatic Arts for fellow playwrights.

Joan Beber MFA ’00 endows a playwriting award at the USC School of Dramatic Arts for fellow playwrights.

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Alumna Angie Sarkisyan and Associate Professor of Theatre Practice John Demita

Not missing a beat

Associate Professor of Theatre Practice John DeMita loops students and alumni in with his Netflix directorial projects.

Associate Professor of Theatre Practice John DeMita loops students and alumni in with his Netflix directorial projects.

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