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.

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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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Student Evan Macedo at the Emmy Awards

Front and center for the Emmys

Student Evan Macedo shares his experience as an agency intern at the Television Academy Foundation and trophy presenter for the 71st Emmy Awards.

Tim Dang

Tim Dang named on The Arts Commission

The alumnus and faculty member joins as an arts commissioner for the Los Angeles County and directs ‘The Joy Luck Club’ at Sierra Madre Playhouse.

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