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Michele Shay

is a Tony Award-nominated actress, director, educator, and noted interpreter of the works of playwright August Wilson.

Luis Alfaro

A renowned playwright, performance artist, producer and director, Alfaro is the Associate Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group and a MacArthur “genius” fellow.

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Deborah Ann Woll

Best known for her role on HBO’s True Blood, Woll can be seen in Netflix’s Daredevil. (BFA ’07)

LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton is an actor, director and beloved television host, best known for his work on Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Reading Rainbow.

David Warshofsky

David Warshofsky

A working professional in theatre, film and television, Warshofsky is director of the MFA in Acting program and Associate Professor of Theatre Practice.

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Stephanie Shroyer

Stephanie Shroyer is a professor of theatre practice in the School of Dramatic Arts’ performance area. She has taught courses across the school’s degree programs,…

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Natsuko Ohama

is one of the premier voice teachers in the country.

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Joseph Hacker

Joseph Hacker is a professor of theatre practice at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. He has appeared in over 50 television shows and films, and hundreds…

John Demita

John DeMita

2-time winner of SDA’s William C. White Faculty Recognition Award, John DeMita came to USC in 2012 as a guest director and became Associate Professor…


Anita Dashiell-Sparks

has graced the stage on Broadway in Night Must Fall, starring Matthew Broderick, and The Sunshine Boys, starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman.