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Extraordinary Trojans: Forest Whitaker ’82

Multi-award-winning actor and activist is distinguished with the Robert Redford for Engaged Artists Award.

Multi-award-winning actor and activist is distinguished with the Robert Redford Award for Engaged Artists.

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Extraordinary Trojans: Michele Dedeaux Engemann BA ’68

One singular sensation, the artist and SDA champion is honored with the Alumni Service Award.

One singular sensation, the artist and SDA champion is honored with the Alumni Service Award.

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Extraordinary Trojans: Donald Webber Jr. BFA ’08

The Broadway and 'Hamilton' actor finds himself in the room where it happens, earns the Broadway Spotlight Award.

The Broadway and ‘Hamilton’ actor finds himself in the room where it happens, earns the Broadway Spotlight Award.

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Extraordinary Trojans: Greg Holford BA ’80, MFA ’82

The longtime creative director and designer of grand live events and spectaculars receives the Production Innovation Award.

The longtime creative director and designer of grand live events and spectaculars receives the Production Innovation Award.

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Grant Heslov

Extraordinary Trojans: Grant Heslov BFA ’86

An artist who does it all, the award-winning producer and his company Smokehouse Pictures are recipients of the Corporate Leadership Award.

An artist who does it all, the award-winning producer and his company Smokehouse Pictures are recipients of the Corporate Leadership Award.

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There’s No Place Like Home

The School of Dramatic Arts finds a new building at the center of USC’s arts corridor.

The School of Dramatic Arts finds a new building at the center of USC’s arts corridor.

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Success in Post

Award-winning artist and alumna Jameelah Nuriddin BFA '06 shares about her fulfilling career giving voice to marginalized communities.

Award-winning artist and alumna Jameelah Nuriddin BFA ’06 shares about her fulfilling career giving voice to marginalized communities.

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Representing USC at the Largest Arts Festival in the World

Professor John Blankenchip led the School of Dramatic Arts for 23 seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Professor John Blankenchip led the School of Dramatic Arts for 23 seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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A Glimpse of SDA History

Since the university’s inception in 1880, dramatic arts have had a significant role in the student experience.

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Two images, one in color of a man standing on steps with two students. He holds a large picture frame, and they hold candlesticks and a clock. On the right, a blond woman holds a large picture frame, and two students hold similar candlesticks and a clock.

Then & Now: The School’s Homebase

A look at the School of Dramatic Arts’ first home at Old College to the new building, opening December 2023.

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