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Rachel Bloom talks redefining normalcy

Rachel Bloom discussed her writing, acting, singing, comedy and more with professor Karen Tongson, chair of Gender & Sexuality Studies, during an event co-sponsored by the School of Dramatic Arts.

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Christopher Meyer

Student Q&A: Christopher Meyer

A triple minor, the BA ’22 student talks about learning the arts and business, the knowledgeable faculty and more.

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Faculty Q&A: Debra De Liso

As part of a Q&A series with our adjunct faculty, the USC School of Dramatic Arts asked Debra De Liso about starting out in the profession, rewarding aspects of teaching and more.

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Ella Fitzgerald Scholarship advances equity and diversity in musical theatre

Funded by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, this endowed award is a first for the USC School of Dramatic Arts’ BFA Musical Theatre program.

Funded by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, this endowed award is a first for the USC School of Dramatic Arts’ BFA Musical Theatre program.

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Mikaela Villalpando

Student Q&A: Mikaela Villalpando

An inaugural member of the Musical Theatre program, the BFA ’23 student talks about why she chose her major, being fearless when it comes to performing and more.

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Brian Tien

Student Q&A: Brian Tien

The BFA ’21 lighting design student talks about Los Angeles, his biggest learning experience, what he would do if he had more time at SDA and more.

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Two stars are born: Documentaries feature two SDA students

Alana Bright stars in the HBO Max documentary Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020 and Nia Sarfo stars in the Netflix documentary Giving Voice.

Alana Bright stars in the HBO Max’s ‘Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020’ and Nia Sarfo stars in the Netflix’s ‘Giving Voice.’

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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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