On May 1, 2019, the USC School of Dramatic Arts (SDA) will present a special performance of Alexandra Billings in I’m Still Queer: A TransAmerican Cabaret, to support the historic launch of the Alexandra Billings Scholarship.
“I am humbled and profoundly moved to lend my name to this scholarship which will aid young artists to further expand their gift and allow their queer voices to blossom at the School of Dramatic Arts at the University of Southern California,” said Alexandra Billings.
The first of its kind, the Alexandra Billings Scholarship will be given to an incoming SDA student who exemplifies a commitment to and identification with the LGBT community. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic and personal merit and demonstrated involvement with the LGBT community.
“This scholarship demonstrates our commitment to offering transformational tuition assistance across a variety of demographics,” said David Bridel, dean of the USC School of Dramatic Arts and holder of the Braverman Family Dean’s Chair. “We’re so excited that Alexandra is spearheading this new scholarship and we look forward to attracting more LGBT applicants to our school for generations to come.”
Directed by Joanne Gordon, and featuring special guest Ezra Michel, I’m Still Queer: A TransAmerican Cabaret will be an evening filled with joy, celebration, chaos and revolution in its purest form. “It will also be gayer than Elton John singing ‘Rose’s Turn’ in a Bob Mackie gown while Cher polishes her Oscar,” promises Billings.
Tickets for the event are available with a contribution to the Alexandra Billings Scholarship. Charitable contribution levels include: $75 (1 seat), $300 (4 seats), $1000 (10 seats) and $5000 (25 seats). At the $300 level and above, donors will receive premium seating and invitation for a personal meet and greet with Alexandra Billings at the post-show reception. A special $25 contribution level has been made available for current USC students.