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:

Top Girls
By Caryl Churchill
Producer: Aeneid Theatre Company
Director: Claire Gershon; Assistant Directed by Selin Yalcinkaya
Performs: Feb. 6-9 in the Massman Theatre
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Into The Woods
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine
Producer: Musical Theatre Repertory
Director: Alex Walter
Music Director: Grace Power
Performs: Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in E. F. Hutton Park
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Producer: Artemis
Director: Elizabeth Schuetzle
Performs Feb. 20-23 in the Massman Theater
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Happy Puppet Hour 2! (Electric Boogaloo)
Producer: Puppet Improv Group
Directors: Jacob Surovsky and Daisy Tichenor
Performs: Mar. 5-8 in the Massman Theatre
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Ghost Quartet
Music, Lyrics, and Text by Dave Malloy
Producer: Aenied Theatre Company
Director: Abbey Harris
Music Director: Nick Kassoy
Performs: early March
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Brand New Theatre’s Spring Full Length
Producer: Brand New Theatre
Director: TBA
Performs: March 26-29 in the Massman Theatre
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Long Story Short Vol. 2
Producer: Musical Theatre Repertory
Director: TBA
Music Director: TBA
Performs: April 10-11 in Cammilleri Hall
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Ticket to Mars
By Michael Warker
Producer: Impulse Theatre Company
Director: Michael Warker
Performs: April 23-26 in the Massman Theatre
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