Stacey Wang Rizzo
Stories by Stacey Wang Rizzo:
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.
Artists share a glimpse of the black diaspora
Four international artists paid a recent visit to the USC School of Theatre to share their work and experiences as playwrights and artistic directors from the modern Black Diaspora, which describes the migration and settlement of black people away from their ancestral homeland.
Playwright bringing Machiavelli to USC stage
Oliver Mayer was 16 years old when he attempted his first novel about Niccolò Machiavelli – the famed Florentine philosopher, politician and writer of the Renaissance era.