For our Alumni Q&A series, Rebecca Mellinger BA ’17 discusses her work using entertainment and media platforms to drive social change, advice for students and more.
In our Alumni Q&A series, we caught up with Kendall Johnson MFA ’14 to discuss what he’s working on professionally, his favorite USC experience, advice for students and more.
A video reflection on the School of Dramatic Arts’ rich history in dramatic arts education and the exciting impact its made in the arts.
Alumnus Todd Nonnenberg BA ’96 recounts a particularly memorable day in Paul Backer’s class.
A video look back to 2013 of students at USC’s six world-class arts schools, refining their craft in nighttime labs, theatres and rehearsal rooms all across campus.
A video spotlight on the venues our productions have inhabited over the last 75 years.
Alumnus Jeff Keane BFA ’80 tells a heartwarming story of lifelong friendship, from graduation onward.
In our Alumni Q&A series, we caught up the alumna to discuss her favorite experience at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, returning to the Bing Theatre, advice for students and more.
Alumna Cheryl Wolder shares a fond NBC Live! memory from her time as a student.
The Associate Professor of Theatre Practice shares about his role as director of the SDA Professional Development Center, what programming new students should take advantage of and more.
The BS ’22 student, who doubled as a sound designer at SDA, discusses why he decided to work in SDA’s sound program, his favorite theatre projects at USC and more in Q&A series with current students.
A video spotlight on the early days of the School, when it was first founded at USC.
Alumnus Jackson Bostwick MFA ’73 reflects on his time at the School and subsequent acting career.
Offered career positions after interning, Lauren Cole BA ’20, Isabella Dake BA ’20 and Anastasia Zavodnick BA ’21 mentor their own interns and turn to the SDA Professional Development Center and the Trojan Family to hire students.
The alumni and educators transitioned to their roles as assistant professors of theatre practice this spring.
Alumnus Jason Ginsburg BA ’96 shares an anecdote from his senior year at the School.
The stage management alumna’s Scenery Bags transforms theatrical leftovers, including SDA’s recycled Bing Theatre curtain, and donates a portion of proceeds to theatre programs.
Loyal alumnus and staff member Howard Schmitt shares his thoughts on the Trojan identity.
A video spotlight on our Institute for Theatre & Social Change at the USC School of Dramatic Arts.
The faculty member shares about directing ‘Hooded or Being Black for Dummies,’ advice he gives to students, his work outside of USC and more.
Alumna Melinda Robinson MFA ’78 shares a costume shop memory from backstage on Oklahoma.
With the Broadway revival opening April 4, we look back at a special roundtable with director Scott Ellis and actors Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams, which took place in 2020.
Madigan Stehly BFA ’14 utilizes his theatre-based roots at USC to become an Emmy-winning lighting director.
The Assistant Professor of Theatre Practice and Interim Artistic Director shares about the SDA Literary Committee’s play selection process, her advocacy work with California State Parks, the rewarding part about teaching and more.
Alumnus Mark Hilliard BFA ’81 recalls an embarrassing moment and some of his SDA favorites.
The director, writer and producer discusses why he’s an alumni volunteer, four ways students can prepare for the professional world, lessons he learned at SDA and more.
The BFA Acting alumna, who was recently named one of Disney+ Launchpad’s short film directors, is taking great care to tell inclusive stories on screen.
Alumnus Joshua Townshend BFA ’83 shares his recollection of a memorable professor.
Alumna Joni Ravenna BFA ’84 shares a few snaps from her college photo album.
A video spotlight on some of the distinguished talents and trailblazers that have graced our hallways.
The director and faculty member discusses his professional career, directing ‘Scenes from The Odyssey,’ the most rewarding aspect of teaching and more.
Alumna and honoree Michele Dedeaux Engemann BA ’68 shares a few photos from her many years as a Trojan.
A Drama Center groundbreaking celebration on Feb. 12 was held on site with a few friends and supporters of the School. The event marks the next chapter for the School as building renovations are set to begin.
A video spotlight on beloved professor Paul Backer, a friend to many at the School.
Alumna Iman Khan BFA ’18 captions a few photos from her recent years at USC.
After delaying her retirement to help see the School through a pandemic, SDA’s longtime associate dean of business affairs will say goodbye early this semester.
The scenic designer, associate professor and SDA head of design shares about his recent work on Broadway, what makes the design faculty special, his teaching style and more.
The BFA ’24 technical direction major and music industry minor discusses an impactful project, being in Los Angeles, the faculty and more in our 10 Questions series with current students.
Travel back in time with a look at the program for our 1976 production of the very first show mounted in the Bing Theatre.
Alumna Shauna Steiner Torok Reppe BFA ’84 shares a few memories from her time at SDA.
A video spotlight of the School of Dramatic Arts’ Career Center, making SDA the first drama school to have a dedicated career center.
A video spotlight of the School of Dramatic Arts’ Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, which was established in 2017.
A look at the School of Dramatic Arts’ last 75 years of dramatic arts education and where it’s headed into the future of theatrical excellence.
Multi-award-winning actor and activist is distinguished with the Robert Redford Award for Engaged Artists.
One singular sensation, the artist and SDA champion is honored with the Alumni Service Award.
The Broadway and ‘Hamilton’ actor finds himself in the room where it happens, earns the Broadway Spotlight Award.
The longtime creative director and designer of grand live events and spectaculars receives the Production Innovation Award.
An artist who does it all, the award-winning producer and his company Smokehouse Pictures are recipients of the Corporate Leadership Award.
The School of Dramatic Arts finds a new building at the center of USC’s arts corridor.
Award-winning artist and alumna Jameelah Nuriddin BFA ’06 shares about her fulfilling career giving voice to marginalized communities.
Professor John Blankenchip led the School of Dramatic Arts for 23 seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Since the university’s inception in 1880, dramatic arts have had a significant role in the student experience.
A look at the School of Dramatic Arts’ first home at Old College to the new building, opening December 2023.
Some of the accomplishments the School of Dramatic Arts alumni are achieving, from the Class of 1960s and on.
The School of Dramatic Arts honors five inspiring alumni who have made a difference in the dramatic arts through their commitment, artistry and engagement.
Take a sneak peek at renderings of future plans for the School’s new building at the center of USC’s arts corridor.
Enjoy a trip down memory lane in the final installment of three slideshows featuring images and videos from our 75 years at the University of Southern California.
From a new building to full-time hires, scholarships and the 75th celebration, here are the 10 most viewed stories of the year.
The senior digital producer shares about Commedus Interruptus, creating “other” goals, a valuable lesson he learned at SDA and more.
The costume designer shares about her extensive sitcom experience, how her teaching has adapted throughout the years, the most rewarding aspect of teaching and more.
Enjoy a trip down memory lane in the second of three slideshows, which features images and videos from our 75 years of dramatic arts at the University of Southern California.
Enjoy a trip down memory lane in the first of three slideshows, which features images and videos from our 75 years of dramatic arts at the University of Southern California.
Alumnus Moonie Ahmed BFA ’82 shares a few snapshots from shows he acted in at SDA.
The actor shares his best USC experience, how to prepare for the professional world and more.
A video spotlight on beloved professor John Edward Blankenchip, who led the School’s Festival Theatre USC-USA program.
Hear from the professor about this season — particularly her role as the SDA artistic director and the director for ‘Body of Faith’ — the most rewarding aspects of teaching and more.
Alumnus Michael Cantor BA ’70 shares his memory of a missed cue on the opening night of a West Side Story production.
The USC School of Dramatic Arts celebrates over 75 years of dramatic arts education during an anniversary benefit, honoring five extraordinary alumni.
The significant revival and interior redesign of the historic UUC building will provide a nearly 40,000 square foot home and is scheduled to open December of 2023.
Alumna Shivani Thakkar BA Acting ’05 recalls a sweet interaction with esteemed late actor Ed Asner.
See an old clip of actors using campus as their stage, before the drama department was established at USC.
Alum Marie Gillespie MFA Acting ’82 shares her fondest memories and SDA’s impact on her life.
A photo gallery of Welcome Week activities at the USC School of Dramatic Arts, plus a video look back at the last 10 years of class photos.
The artist shares about lessons he learned from his SDA training, current projects, his favorite theatre on campus and more.
Beloved School of Dramatic Arts alumnus and actor featured in a series that “examine[s] the mavericks who shaped American Culture.”
The faculty member and SDA alum shares what he’s been up this summer, his favorite SDA memory, what students are surprised to learn in his classes and more.
Alumnus Kim LaFontaine MFA Design ’81 shares a photo memory from on set at the Bing in 1980.
Alumnus Nathan Agin BA ’03 shares a fond memory of a 2002 ISP production.
A video spotlight on our 550-seat proscenium Bing Theatre, named after USC Trustee Anna Bing Arnold.