Deb Mayo




MFA Acting, Yale School of Drama

Deborah Mayo, a professional actor who received her M.F.A from the Yale School of Drama, came to Stony Brook as a Guest Artist in the Summer Playhouse over three decades ago. Shortly thereafter she was invited to teach in the Theatre Arts Department; she is now an Associate Professor as well as the department's Undergraduate Director. Over the years she has taught: Acting (all levels) , Voice for the Actor, Improvisation, Auditioning for Careers, Public Speaking, and several Special Topics classes: Performance Workshop (an educational outreach program), Introduction to the Meisner Technique (Deb is a certified Meisner instructor), Acting Chekhov, and Performing Verse Drama. As a stage director at USB, Deb has explored the works of Chaucer, Moliere, Chekhov Shaw, Synge, Williams, Overmeyer, G.F. Walker, Henley, Eno and Rhuel . Her own performing work has taken her to Broadway (Dinner at Eight at Lincoln Center) Off Broadway (Manhattan Theatre Club and Playwrights Horizons) and to numerous regional theatre companies.. Her most recent performances have been on Long Island with Asylum Theatre Company, of which she is a founding member.Deb is a professional voice over artist and a member of Actor's Equity.




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



Department of Theatre Arts • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5450
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