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USC School of Theatre

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Acting teacher Charlotte Cornwell (center) -- a 36-year veteran of the stage and screen -- coaches Philip Ross Weiner and Natalie Urquhart through monologues that should carry them through professional auditions.

One of the premier theatre schools in the United States, the USC School of Theatre provides the necessary education and training for graduates to excel in the professional theatre and related fields. Theatre also provides an ideal foundation to a liberal education that prepares students for a wide range of career interests. The school promotes and supports innovative and flexible ways to achieve students' educational and professional goals.

Theatre is both a collaborative endeavor and a universal means of communication. The school educates students in the history of theatre, while preparing them to add to that history, to use their talents, skill and imagination to explore the limitless possibilities the art of theatre offers.

The USC School of Theatre is significantly enhanced by its location in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world. Theatre professionals frequently teach seminars, mentor students and participate in School of Theatre productions.

Graduates of the school work professionally in all aspects of theatre, film and television. The school's performance and design faculty are dynamic teachers who also regularly work in the theatre and entertainment industry.

The breadth of learning opportunities offered at the school prepares students for the spectrum of careers in the professional theatre, including performance, production, management and teaching. The School of Theatre also strives to instill confidence, integrity, excellence and artistic sensitivity into each of its students -- traits that are essential to success in any field.

Drama Center 100
(213) 740-1286
FAX: (213) 740-8888


Madeline Puzo, Dean
Sharon M. Carnicke, Ph.D., Associate Dean
John R. Rowe, Associate Dean


Professors: Sharon M. Carnicke, Ph.D.; Velina Hasu Houston, Ph.D.

Associate Professors: Margo Apostolos, Ph.D.; Meiling Cheng, D.F.A.; Don Llewellyn, Jr., M.F.A.; Andrew J. Robinson.; James D. Wilson, M.F.A.

Assistant Professors: Angus Fletcher, Ph.D.; Oliver Mayer, M.F.A.

Senior Lecturers: Paul Backer, M.F.A.; Brent Blair, M.A.; Charlotte Cornwell; Casey Cowan Gale, M.F.A.; Alicia Grosso, M.F.A.; Joseph Hacker, M.F.A.; Duncan Mahoney; John (Jack) R. Rowe; Eric Trules; Lora Zane, M.F.A.

Lecturers: David Bridel; Natsuko Ohama

Adjunct Faculty: Anthony Abatemarco; Luis Alfaro; Philip G. Allen; Corbett Barklie; Joe Bays; Michael Biers; John Bledsoe; D'Shaun Booker; Jason Robert Brown; Anne Burk; Kevin Carlisle; Joseph Carter; Frank Catalano; Stacie Chaiken; Paula Cizmar; Madeleine Dahm; Anita Dashiell-Sparks; Debra DeLiso; B.J. Dodge; Kathleen Dunn; Barry Edelstein; Jeff Flowers; Jay Fuentes; Parmer Fuller; Rafael Garcia; Miranda Garrison; Mitch Gill; Alexander Greschenko; Takeshi Hamagaki; Elizabeth Bell Haynes; Jeanne Heileman; Nicole Hodges; Elizabeth Hogan; Paula Holt; Christina Haatainen Jones; Michael Keenan; Neel Keller; Mary K. Klinger; Anna Krajewski-Wieczorek; Edgar Landa; Joey Letteri; Kevin McCorkle; Gates McFadden; Babette Markus; Mary-Joan Negro; Brian Nelson; Yael Pardess; Nadine Parkos; Jaqueline Pavlich; Lewis Segal; Stephanie Shroyer; Kelly Ward; Julie Welch; Dan Wheeler; Regina Williams; Stephanie Workman

Emeritus Professors: John E. Blankenchip, M.F.A.; Robert R. Scales, Ph.D.