Theatre Arts in the News


Jeanette Yew and Jian Jung have been named as grant recipients of the 2015 EDITH LUTYENS AND NORMAN BEL GEDDES FUND! 

The Play Company // Ludic Proxy

"Inspired by the horrific devastation of Japan following the 2011 earthquake,  Ludic Proxy by Aya Ogawa is a multi-lingual, multi-media play, which explores the tenuous line between memory, reality, and fantasy experienced through a lens of three narratives: Nostalgia, Virtual Reality, and The Future Age." 

Read more on the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council website.

Written & directed by Aya Ogawa
Video, lighting and technology design: Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
Set and props: Jian Jung



Mallory Catlett has been named by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts as one of their 2015 Grants to Artists recipients in the "Performance Art/Theatre" category.




 Spooky Action Theatre // KWAIDEN
Directed by: Izumi Askizawa

 You can see a slideshow of images from the show here.

 Best Play by DC Theater Arts Best of 2014
 Best Director by DC Theater Arts Best of 2014
 Best 5 Plays of 2014 by Washington City Paper

 “Anyone interested in an amazing evening at the theater – an unusual one that is difficult to describe – must see KWAIDAN… The sensation of traveling to a mysterious place, half in light and half in shadow, and not fully a part of the physical world, is the reason to attend KWAIDAN. I almost believed that I, too, had left the earthly plane, along with the characters.” -Broadway World




This Was the End, a deconstruction of Chekov's Uncle Vanya devised and directed by Assistant Professor Mallory Catlett, has been featured in the April 2014 issue of American Theatre.  You can read it here:

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City Council Meeting, written and produced by Assistant Professor Mallory Catlett with Aaron Landsman, has had an introduction and its full script published in Yale Theater.


2013 MFA alumnus Cate Cammarata was appointed Assistant Dramaturg at Hamilton Dramaturgy. You can read the full announcement here.


Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew has been nominated in the 2013 New York Innovative Theatre Awards (NYITA) for "Outstanding Lighting Design" in recognition of her work on So Go the Ghosts of Mexico - part one at LaMaMa Experimental Theater Club!  You can read the full list of nominees here.  Keep an ear out for the NYITA 2013 winners in September!


Izumi Ashizawa Performance was featured in the Theatre Forum journal this past year:

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You can also view a video of the performance of Dreams in the Arms of the Binding Lady at the Kennedy Center here!


Margarita Espada was featured in the Long Island Newsday in 2010 for Teatro Yerbabruja's activist production of "Who Killed Marcelo Lucero".  You can read about her award here!



Ken Weitzman

selected for
The Lark Play Development Center's
"Meeting of the Minds"
annually serves six New York writers
over a ten-month residency

Ken Weitzman's

Play Halftime with Don
selected for
PlayLabs at the Playwrights' Center
one of the nation's most in-depth
play development programs
 National Playwrights Festival
 Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center

210 Amlent Avenue
Karl Hinze
& Becky Goldberg

New Musical co-created by
SBU Musical Comp. alumnus
& SBU Theatre MFA alumna
 received its first production:
New York
Musical Theatre Festival
July 9th, 2015

Margarita Espada

honored to receive the 
Human Rights
Community Award

for the work of her company,
Teatro Experimental Yerbabruja,
as a tool for social change

Steve Marsh

chosen to serve on the
Drama Desk Awards
nominating committee
2015 Drama Desk Awards

Nominations: April 23
Ceremony: May 31

Izumi Ashizawa

Best of 2014
"Best Directors of a Play
in Professional Theatres"
See images of
Izumi's show Kwaiden

Mallory Catlett

named as recipient of the
Foundation for
Contemporary Arts

2015 Grants to Artists
"Performance Art/Theatre"


Sophie Vanier '05

Best Actress
for her performance in
 UnChained Theatre Festival



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