Stacey Wang Rizzo
Stacey Wang Rizzo is the former director of print and digital media at the USC School of Dramatic Arts
Stories by Stacey Wang Rizzo:
USC School of Dramatic Arts 2022 grads recognized for their creativity and accomplishment
COMMENCEMENT 2022: Graduating students celebrate commencement with keynote addresses from artists BD Wong and Charlayne Woodard.
Trojan interns turned full timers: Alums now oversee student hires
Lauren Cole, Isabella Dake and Anastasia Zavodnick mentor their own interns and turn to the USC School of Dramatic Arts’ Professional Development Center and the Trojan Family to hire students.
Trojan Gabriela Ortega uplifts Latin American culture and community through her work as an artist
Recently named one of Disney+ Launchpad’s short film directors, the USC School of Dramatic Arts alumna is taking great care to tell inclusive stories on screen.
Legacy Project video series honors words of Black artists through theatrical vignettes
The USC School of Dramatic Arts project incorporates uplifting words of Black artists and activists throughout history. Watch the videos.
USC School of Dramatic Arts celebrates 75 years on center stage
From its humble beginnings with just four faculty members, the school has grown into a cutting-edge powerhouse that’s influencing the industry.
5 plays to read for National Human Trafficking Prevention Month
In recognition of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Tuesday and National Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, Paula Cizmar of the USC School of Dramatic Arts shares five works that shed light on the issue.
What do athletics and acting have in common? Quite a lot, it turns out
Athletes are performers, too, but they face challenges in letting go of the structure sports creates. Learn how the USC School of Dramatic Arts tackles that with its Master of Fine Arts in Acting students.
A look at evolution of stand-up comedy, from vaudevilles to sold-out arenas
Trojans get an in-depth look at the art and how it has become so popular, thanks to USC School of Dramatic Arts faculty member and comedian Wayne Federman.
USC School of Dramatic Arts celebrates more than 75 years
Anniversary benefit honors five extraordinary alumni and celebrates the school’s own “Odyssey.”
Bayo Akinfemi and Rodney To join full-time faculty at USC School of Dramatic Arts
The two bring decades of multiplatform professional experience into their classrooms, guiding students to the skills they will need to be adaptable in the rapidly changing landscape of entertainment.
USC School of Dramatic Arts celebrates the Class of 2021
Virtual celebration uplifts most recent graduating class with words of wisdom from keynote speaker Colman Domingo and fellow students.
USC professor lends his voice acting talents to Netflix
John DeMita of the USC School of Dramatic Arts looks to both students and alumni when casting voices for his Netflix directorial projects.
Stand-up comedy lecturer reassures students that failure is part of the routine
As both a comedian and a teacher, Judith Shelton encourages her students at the USC School of Dramatic Arts to take risks and celebrate their imperfections.
Mark Hamill advises Trojans to ‘recognize the opportunities’
The Star Wars legend recalls his Luke Skywalker audition and offers wisdom to students at a USC School of Dramatic Arts event.
Blair Underwood encourages dramatic arts students to forge their own path
Over three decades, the actor has tried to disrupt expectations, much like his mentor, Sidney Poitier.
Theater alumna manages to stay relevant off stage
Winnie Lok works on Broadway and beyond while producing new theatrical experiences drawn from classical works and themes.
Two dramas set the stage for 2014-15 theatrical season
From farce to timeless drama, the USC School of Dramatic Arts has something for everyone.
Dramatic Arts alumni score Tony nods
USC School of Dramatic Arts alumni Charl Brown and Stark Sands were among the 2013 Tony Award nominees announced.
Bright lights, big roles for USC alums
USC School of Dramatic Arts alums have consistently made their marks in the arts.
A life in the theater
Before the Music Center of Los Angeles County became one of the largest and most highly regarded performing arts destinations in the country, Gordon Davidson remembered a time when downtown wasn’t as vibrant and treasured as it is today.
MFA actors prep for challenging spring repertory
The MFA Acting Spring Repertory kicks off the USC School of Dramatic Arts’ annual spring productions on Feb. 9 with an ambitious three-play undertaking.
New appointee fuses fundraising with theater
Sara Fousekis has been named the new assistant dean and director of development at the USC School of Dramatic Arts.
Visiting choreographer caps successful semester
Choreographer Nikos Lagousakos admitted that he’s actually rather shy when it comes to performing on stage.
Acting advice from a pro in the know
Although known for a confidence underscored by her distinctively deep voice, Kathleen Turner admits that her self-assured attitude comes from a place of uneasiness.