The nine student members of Spoiler Alert posing side by side for the camera.

Student Group Spotlight: Spoiler Alert

When it comes to comedy, being funny isn’t everything. Spoiler Alert brings depth, character and narrative technique to their unique brand of improv.

laugh out loud
Book cover for Rena M. Heinrich's

Understanding mixed-race theatrical lineage

Professor Rena M. Heinrich’s new book explores the lives and work of mixed-race Asian playwrights and performers in American theatre from the nineteenth century to the present.

impact research
Headshot of Manuel Prieto.

Alumni Q&A: Manuel Prieto BFA ’12

For our Alumni Q&A series, Manuel Prieto BFA ’12 talks about arts administration, his new role at Boston Court Pasadena and why aspiring artists should see 52 plays a year.

alumni q&a
Headshot of Vice Dean Lori Ray Fisher

Vice Dean Q&A: Lori Ray Fisher

Vice Dean Lori Ray Fisher talks back to school tips for students, what she’s looking forward to this academic year and all about her deep Trojan roots.

getting to know
Three incoming students pose with

2023 Welcome Week

The School of Dramatic Arts welcomed new students and their parents with a series of events at this year’s Welcome Week.

Headshot of Edgar Landa

Faculty Q&A: Edgar Landa

Edgar Landa talks about his upcoming classes, staging violence in Richard III and conquering the world of extreme endurance competitions.

getting to know
Anita Dashiell-Sparks, Anthony Sparks, Sharon Washington and Chuck Schulz sit side by side on the stage, discussing writing.

Writing your own opportunities

A panel of writer-actors and a documentarian gathered to discuss how to develop a career in writing at 2023’s final Multihyphenate Masterclass.