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“Time, space, and compassion:” Kathleen Dunn Muzingo

The associate professor of theatre practice, who has worked on major films like Marvel's 'The Avengers,' shares about her process as a voice and dialect coach, and SDA educator.

The associate professor of theatre practice, who has worked on major films like Marvel’s ‘The Avengers,’ shares about her process as a voice and dialect coach and SDA educator.

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Student Q&A: Aaliyah Brathwaite

The BFA ’24 acting major discusses the best advice she’s received at USC, a project that’s impacted her artistry and more in our Q&A series with current students.

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Broadway producer Kevin McCollum speaks at CareerSeries@SDA

Career Center offers a bridge to the industry

Since its launch in 2017, the center has facilitated opportunities for students during the school year and prepared them for what's to come after graduation.

Since its launch in 2017, the center has facilitated opportunities for students during the school year and prepared them for what’s to come after graduation.

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On the stage of theatre and sports

Actor and athletes share a commonality of performance, yet face challenges in emotional connection and of letting go of the structure sports creates.

Athletes entering into the SDA MFA in Acting program learn to let go of the structures of being in sports and build an emotional connection in their newfound craft.

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75 Years of SDA: Slideshow

Enjoy a trip down memory lane in the first of three slideshows, which features images and videos from our 75 years of dramatic arts at the University of Southern California.

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From vaudevilles to sold-out arenas

A new School of Dramatic Class gets in-depth about the evolution of stand-up comedy and how it has become so successful today.

Faculty member and comedian Wayne Federman talks about the evolution of the art form in a new History of Stand-Up Comedy class.

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Alumni Memories: November 2

Alumnus Moonie Ahmed BFA '82 shares a few snapshots from shows he acted in at SDA.

Alumnus Moonie Ahmed BFA ’82 shares a few snapshots from shows he acted in at SDA.

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Dean Emily Roxworthy on the Bing Theatre Stage

Sneak Peek: Q&A with Dean Emily Roxworthy

Callboard magazine recently asked the dean about her professional background, goals for the School and more. Read some of her answers here, and the rest of her interview in the Fall 2021 issue.

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The 6 Degrees of August Wilson and USC

A look at how the Trojan family connects to the legendary late playwright

A look at how the Trojan Family connects to the legendary late playwright, from screen adaptations to exploring Black heritage.

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