2018 Trojan Family Weekend

Trojan Family Weekend 2018

Thursday, October 11-Sunday, October 14, 2018

The USC School of Dramatic Arts invites families of current SDA students to join us for Trojan Family Weekend!

The following are sessions offered by the USC School of Dramatic Arts during Trojan Family Weekend. To attend these events, you must be a registered attendee of Trojan Family Weekend. For more information, and to register, visit the university’s Trojan Family Weekend website.

The only event that families may attend if they are NOT registered for Trojan Family Weekend is “USC School of Dramatic Arts Dean’s Reception.” Please see below for more information.

For questions regarding SDA events, contact Director of Special Events Marissa Gonzalez by email at marissag@usc.edu or phone at 213-821-4048.


Schedule

Friday, October 12, 2018

8:00–10:15 a.m. USC School of Dramatic Arts Dean’s Reception** Location: Queen’s Courtyard (QCY) and Bing Theatre (BIT)

Join Dean David Bridel for a reception and panel showcasing the USC School of Dramatic Arts (SDA) community and alumni. Engage with fellow SDA families and participate in an interactive question-and-answer session with Dean David Bridel and alumni who will discuss opportunities available in an ever-changing artistic landscape.

**If you are not registered for Trojan Family Weekend, but would like to attend “USC School of Dramatic Arts Dean’s Reception,” please email Director of Special Events Marissa Gonzalez at marissag@usc.edu with the following information: Student information (name, year and subject of study), your name, guest name and email address.

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. New Musical Theatre Degree Program Location: Bing Theatre (BIT)
Dean David Bridel of USC School of Dramatic Arts and Dean Robert A. Cuttieta of USC Thornton School of Music and USC Kaufman School of Dance will discuss the rapidly growing field of contemporary musical theatre. They’ll also talk about USC’s newest BFA in Contemporary Musical Theatre, which offers students opportunities to learn and create as composers, lyricists, book writers, directors and choreographers while collaborating with fellow students at all three schools.
11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Acting Workshop Location: Massman Theatre at the Drama Center (DRC)
You’ll need to think fast on your feet in this hands-on acting workshop focused on movement techniques and improvisation. Led by SDA’s Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Anita Dashiell-Sparks, this interactive session is both intellectually challenging and playful. Learn new terminology and test your capacity for creative spontaneity.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Meet the SDA Academic Advisement Team Location: Massman Theatre at the Drama Center (DRC)
Hear from our Academic and Student Services staff about your student’s degree progress through the School of Dramatic Arts. Learn about available resources for advisement, academic support, career counseling and more. Save your questions for the Q&A following the presentation. Lunch will be served.
1:30-2:30 p.m. Backstage at the Bing Theatre Location: Bing Theatre (BIT)
Get an insider’s view of the design and production process of the current play in Bing Theatre with USC School of Dramatic Arts Director of Production Elsbeth M. Collins, stage management and design students. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at lighting, sound, stage management and design from the students working on the show.
1:30 – 2:20 p.m. Stand Up Comedy Location: Massman Theatre in the Drama Center (DRC)
Feeling funny? Join fellow Trojan Family Weekend guests for a chance to step up to the mic and get a crash course in stand up comedy. A lecturer in the School of Dramatic Arts and veteran stand-up comedian, Judith Shelton has performed at iconic venues including Comedy Store, The Improv, the Laugh Factory, Second City and Comedy Central Stage.

On Stage During TFW

Catch a performance of Street Scene in the Bing Theatre, and Bus Stop or When You Comin’ Back Red Ryder? in the Scene Dock Theatre.

Bus Stop

Scene Dock Theatre

Thursday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 13, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 14, at 2:30 p.m.

When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?

Scene Dock Theatre

Friday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 13, at 2:30 p.m.

Street Scene

Bing Theatre

Thursday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 13, at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 13, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 14, at 2:30 p.m.

Use promo code SDATFW when purchasing tickets online, on the phone or in person to receive $3 off a $15 general admission ticket to Street Scene. Limit four tickets per person. Promo code is not valid for Bus Stop or When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?