Raising a toast to Dean Robert R. Scales

Dean Robert R. Scales Memorial

On Saturday, Sept. 28, USC School of Dramatic Arts faculty, staff, students, and alumni gathered to celebrate the life and contributions of Dean Robert R. Scales.

Bob Scales and John Ritter

Leading man: A tribute to Robert R. Scales

Remembering the internationally acclaimed theatre designer and technical director, who also served as dean of the School of Dramatic Arts.


Meet your new ALC co-chairs

Devin Kelley (BFA ’08) and Tomm Polos (BFA ’10) are the new co-chairs of the School’s Alumni Leadership Council.

A creative team from USC Thornton, the School of Dramatic Arts, and the Polish Music Center collaborate on a new one-act opera.

3 Paderewskis, a new one-act opera

A new one-act opera from librettist Oliver Mayer, composer Jenni Brandon, and director David Bridel wins the Adam Mickiewicz Institute’s Paderewski Musical Project.

Judd Apatow in THTR 474

Judd Apatow offers comedic wisdom

Writer, director, and longtime stand-up comic Judd Apatow visited SDA to speak to Judith Shelton’s THTR 474: Intro to Stand Up Comedy class.

Poster for SEVEN

Paula Cizmar targets change through theatre

The associate professor of theatre practice will mount numerous original productions this fall, all while managing a busy schedule as full-time faculty member.

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