Top USC teachers reveal ways to inspire students
Two of the university’s most popular professors embrace a tough-but-fair approach in the classroom.
Theater proves to be a Trojan’s guiding light
All-around technical whiz makes the most of his time as a Stamps Scholar at USC, including a launch of his own theater company.
New scholarship honors director Jack Rowe’s love of theater
Reading and music have been constants in the life of the USC School of Dramatic Arts retiree, who now has an endowed scholarship in his name.
Alexandra Billings of Transparent talks transitioning, teaching and life experiences
The transgender writer, actor, singer and theater arts teacher cautions students to have realistic career expectations.
Celebrated actress Kate Burton to join faculty of USC School of Dramatic Arts
The three-time Emmy and Tony nominee will incorporate her professional career into learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
Gift supports USC’s first named professorship in stage management
The School of Dramatic Arts will seek an industry leader to enhance curriculum and boost mentorship for students.
Renowned Williamstown Theatre Festival holds first-ever USC auditions
Hopefuls from the MFA program try out for a coveted spot with the Massachusetts summer company.
Nikias, Visions and Voices event introduce students to reimagined Antigone
USC president joins cast and director in discussion of the play’s timeless themes.
USC Thornton pair’s work on Anna Nicole nears final curtain
USC Thornton faculty members Peter Erskine and Rod Gilfry are working together to tell the absurd, unbelievable and surprisingly poignant tale of the pop culture phenomenon Anna Nicole Smith.
Former USC dean elected to national theater board
Robert Scales has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology.
USC faculty collaborate on Pasadena Playhouse production
When three USC faculty members agreed to share a conference stage in 2012, it turned out to be much more than a typical academic panel.
Musical focuses on the loss of loved ones
As a widower, Bob Scales, dean emeritus of the USC School of Dramatic Arts and associate director of the USC Emeriti Center, understood the emotional devastation of losing a spouse.
Flying in from the wings
In early March, the behind-the-scenes drama at the Los Angeles Opera’s opening night of The Flying Dutchman almost overwhelmed the plot twists of Wagner’s operatic love story.
Pat Haden is one Happy Fella
USC Athletic Director Pat Haden has long exhorted his student-athletes to get out of their comfort zones — not just physically but creatively, culturally and intellectually.
USC professor encourages students to experiment
Assistant Professor Angus Fletcher speaks from experience when he tells his students to experiment and explore.
Alfaro appointed resident playwright of Shakespeare Festival
USC School of Dramatic Arts Assistant Professor Luis Alfaro has been appointed resident playwright of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
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.
New play to honor US military veterans
Vision and Voices will present a play performed by the Veterans Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 12 at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom.
Trojans remember Thurgood Marshall at Visions and Voices event
A screening of a film about Thurgood Marshall was accompanied by a discussion with three prominent panelists who worked with the renowned legal scholar.
Drama, music and more on USC stages
The USC School of Dramatic Arts released its schedule of productions for the 2012-13 academic year, and it promises to be a good one.
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.
Theatre school renamed USC School of Dramatic Arts
The USC School of Theatre, known for its notable alumni and faculty, will become the USC School of Dramatic Arts, effective July 1.