MFA SUMMER PROGRAMS
New Theatre Festival
Billy Collins Julia Glass Terrance Hayes Matthew Klam
Patricia Marx Roger Rosenblatt Frederic Tuten Meg Wolitzer
This year’s stellar faculty in Children's Literature included Libba Bray, author of the young adult Gemma Doyle trilogy;Peter Lerangis, author of children’s and young-adult fiction, best known for his Seven Wonders series; and children’s book author, illustrator and television producer Dan Yaccarino. A dozen of their students-to-be were Children's Lit Fellows, writers who have earned admission into this one-year Advanced Certificate program. The Kid Lit Fellows have been hard at work during Spring term, working one-on-one with a distinguished author on their manuscript. By January of 2015, these 12 students will have completed a YA novel, middle-grade novel, or series of picture books. For more about Children's Lit, go to: http://www.stonybrook.edu/southampton/mfa/childrens_lit/index.html.
- DAVID ADJMI was listed as one of the Top Ten in Culture for 2011 by The New Yorker magazine.His play Marie Antoinette received a critically acclaimed world premiere co-production with A.R.T. and Yale Rep and was remounted at Soho Rep in 2013. His play 3C( Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, June 2012) and was dubbed "revelatory" by the New York Times and “the most divisive and controversial play of the season” by the New York Post.Elective Affinities, which premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company, received a U.S. premiere at Soho Rep starring Zoe Caldwell (Top 10 of the year in Time Out New York, New Yorker.) Other plays include Elective, (RSC, Soho Rep with Zoe Caldwell,)Stunning (LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company), The Evildoers (Sundance, Yale Repertory Theatre), Caligula (Soho Rep Studio Series), and Strange Attractors (Empty Space).
- David was awarded a Mellon Foundation Playwrights Residency, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writers’ Award, the Kesselring Prize for Drama, the Steinberg Playwright Award, among others.. He currently holds commissions from Lincoln Center Theater, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep and the Royal Court, and he is the recipient of the 2012 Fadiman Award from Center Theatre Group.
- A collection of David’s work, Stunning and Other Plays, is published by TCG, and his work is included in The Methuen Drama Book of New American Plays.
Tuesday July 15th at 7PM (free event with ticket reservation)
"Trauma of War" Panel and Screening of John Huston's 1946 documentary "Let There Be Light."
About WWII veterans with shell shock, this 1-hour film was censored by the Army. A panel discussion on PTSD with war correspondent Masha Gessen, combat veteran and memoirist Adrian Bonenberger and Director of the World Trade center health program, Benjamin Luft followed. This event was in Duke Lecture Hall, Chancellors and was moderated by Daniel Menaker.July 18 7:30 PM
Five storytellers shared tales of being out of their element: the freak, the foreigner, dressed for the opera at the clambake, out of the loop, the only person in the loop, the voice of dissent, the lonely fool. Outsider, interloper, odd man out. The black sheep, the chatty monk, the juror with a doubt. Hosted by Adam Gopnik; Stories by Ted Conover, Tara Clancy, Simon Doonan, Wendy Suzuki, and Meg Wolitzer. This event was in Avram Theater.
For bios of the authors teaching on campus, go to: http://www.stonybrook.edu/southampton/mfa/summer/cwl_bios.html
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