Independent Student Productions

The USC School of Dramatic Arts strongly believes that Independent Student Productions (ISPs) enhance the creative spirit of our students and serves as an incredible vehicle for our actors, producers, writers and directors to expand their opportunities as the next generation of performers and storytellers.

Entirely produced, directed, designed, built, choreographed, performed and marketed by the students themselves, these productions help to create young theatre entrepreneurs who take initiative around their own creative and professional development.

Upcoming ISPs:

DFTC Saves the Massman’s Variety Show
Producer: Dorothy’s Friends Theatre Company, hosted by Mikki Benjamin
Performs: Friday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Massman Theatre
More info: dftc@usc.edu

DFTC Saves the Massman’s Cabaret
Producer: Dorothy’s Friends Theatre Company
Director: Abbey Harris
Performs: Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Massman Theatre
More info: dftc@usc.edu

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Music & Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Producer: Musical Theatre Repertory at USC
Director: Tyler Joseph Ellis
Music Director: Stephen Jung
Performs: Sept. 27-29
More info: www.uscmtr.com | uscmtr@gmail.com

Indian Summer
By Gregory S. Moss
Director: Jessica Doherty
Producer: Marisa Caddick
Performs: Oct. 3-6 in the Massman Theatre

Brand New Theatre’s Annual Fall One-Act Festival
Performs: Oct. 10-13 in the Massman Theatre
More info: www.brandnewtheatreusc.com | brandnewtheatre@gmail.com

Water by the Spoonful
By Quiara Alegría Hudes
Producer: Modern Minority Theater Company
Director: AJ Roa; Assistant Directed by Audra Magness
Performs: Oct. 17-20 in the Massman Theatre
More info: mmtc@usc.edu

Duchess of Malfi
By John Webster
Producer: Aeneid Theatre Company
Director: Emily Hawkins
Performs: Oct. 31-Nov. 3
More info: www.aeneidusc.com | aeneidtheatrecompany@gmail.com

Stop Kiss
By Diana Son
Producer: Impulse Theatre Company
Director: Brittany Franke
Performs: Oct. 31-Nov. 3
More info: uscimpulse.squarespace.com | uscimpulse@gmail.com

Dying Stars
By Lynn Kang
Producer: Aria Schuler, Willow Cai
Director: Lynn Kang
Performs: Nov. 7-10 in the Massman Theatre
More info: dyingstarsusc@gmail.com

The Suspenders Presents…
Producer: Natalie Warren
Director: Evan Macedo
Performs: Nov. 7-10
More info: suspendersusc.com | suspendersusc@gmail.com

Fiddler on the Roof
Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Book by Joseph Stein
Director: Alexander Walter
Performs: Dec. 5-7

Projections
Producer: Dorothy’s Friends Theatre Company
Director and writer: Mikki Benjamin
More info: dftc@usc.edu