Letters to the editor

No need for tabloid coverage I am a frequent reader and admirer of Daily Trojan news coverage. Daily Trojan news stories— for example, the recent feature on USC’s new fundraising campaign and the article on Cindy McCain’s involvement with the Rossier School of Education — often focus on subjects important to the USC community. The […]

USC School of Theatre Calendar

Venus Oct. 7-10 Directed by Anita Dashiell-Sparks Bing Theatre The School of Theatre’s M.F.A. in Acting students perform the play based on the true story of a South African woman who was paraded around in a cage. Be Aggressive Oct. 14-17 Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera Scene Dock Theatre A satire of Southern California culture, […]

Jokers to help the oppressed

In 2006, USC Professor of theatre practice Brent Blair got a gig putting on a theater workshop  for Downtown Los Angeles’ oppressed garment workers. But this was not a morale-boosting production of Midsummer Nights Dream. In fact, Blair didn’t even bring a script. Instead, employees who worked within the largest concentration of garment industry sweatshops […]

‘Fire’ leaves audience charred

Theater is at its worst when it is self-consciously moralistic. The second we feel like we’re being preached to, the experience is ruined. Regrettably, such is the sorry case of Christopher Piehler’s The Triangle Factory Fire Project, which opened Nov. 5 at USC’s Bing Theatre. The show — the first of two shows this academic […]