MA in Theatre Arts
Amy Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org, 631-632-7586
The MA in Theatre Arts at Stony Brook University offers an interdisciplinary, collaborative curriculum that encourages our graduate students to produce, write and adapt their own work, serve as dramaturgs for department productions, and to apply the historical and theoretical knowledge they attain in course work to the practice of innovative theatre making and new play development. Among the world-class faculty are directors, actors, playwrights, theorists, dramaturgs and designers all of whom work closely with graduate students. The Staller Center for the Arts is Long Island’s hub of creative activity, and provides a wonderful inter-arts working atmosphere for students of Theatre, Art and Music. Students are also introduced to the art of devising new work in collaboration with faculty and students from Art and Music.
The goals of the M.A. program are (1) to study the dramatic tradition and the history of the performing arts, (2) to develop an understanding of the vital relationship between theatre theory and onstage practice, and (3) to prepare students qualified to matriculate in programs of study at the M.F.A. or Ph.D. level. The Stony Brook program offers opportunities for students with a wide range of interests in theatre practice and dramatic criticism to pursue individual development with an applied orientation. This can mean, for example, that graduates could find themselves working with a psychology professor on autism research, as one of our graduates are, or working with an artist on a video installation piece. The 2-year program culminates in the creation of a Thesis.
Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, especially if they plan to apply for financial aid. Admission information for the MA in Theatre Arts can be found by visiting www.grad.stonybrook.edu.
Courses currently being offered in Spring 2016 include:
THR 510 Western Theatre History (Michael Zelenak)
THR 511 Far Eastern Theatre and Drama (Izumi Ashizawa)
THR 523 Theatre in New York (Amy Cook)
THR 639 Directing II - Adv. Directing (Nick Mangano)
Courses offered in Fall of 2015 include
THR 500 Introduction to Grad Studies (Amy Cook).
THR 635 Theories of Performance (John Lutterbie).
THR 638 Directing I: Principles of Directing (Izumi Ashizawa).
The Lark Play Development Center's
"Meeting of the Minds"
annually serves six New York writers
over a ten-month residency
Play Halftime with Don
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
& Becky Goldberg
honored to receive the
for the work of her company,
Teatro Experimental Yerbabruja,
as a tool for social change
chosen to serve on the
Drama Desk Awards
2015 Drama Desk Awards
Nominations: April 23
Ceremony: May 31
named as recipient of the
2015 Grants to Artists
Sophie Vanier '05
for her performance in
UnChained Theatre Festival
Undergraduate Office: 631-632-7300 • Graduate Office: 631-632-7270 • Fax: 631-632-7261