Rachel Bloom
Co-Creator and Star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Live via Zoom

Admission is free. 


Following a reading from her memoir, I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are, Rachel Bloom will discuss her writing, acting, singing, comedy, and more with USC professor Karen Tongson, chair of Gender & Sexuality Studies and co-host of the podcast Waiting to X-Hale.

Rachel Bloom is best known as the co-creator and star of the CW musical dramedy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. For her performance as Rebecca Bunch, she won a Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Award, and TCA Award. Bloom also sold out Radio City Music Hall and the London Palladium performing Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Live and starred in her own solo tour, What Am I Going To Do with My Life Now? In 2020, she released I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are, a collection of laugh-out-loud personal essays, all told in the unique voice (sometimes singing voice) that made her a star.

Copies of Rachel’s books will be gifted to USC students on a first-come, first-served basis, courtesy of LGBTQ+SC! To sign up, click HERE.

To purchase a copy of Rachel’s book on your own, click HERE


Co-sponsored by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative, the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies, the Consortium for Gender, Sexuality, Race and Popular Culture, LGBTQ+SC, the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and the USC School of Dramatic Arts. 

Photo: Robyn Von Swank

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