MFA Dramaturgy, Stony Brook University

Elizabeth Bojsza graduated from Stony Brook University's MFA dramaturgy program in 2004, and returned to Stony Brook to join the faculty shortly thereafter. As the Graduate Teaching Mentor, Ms. Bojsza mentors and supervises graduate students in their teaching practice. She also teaches play analysis, Western Theater History, American Theatre, public speaking, and Prevention Through the Arts--a nearly 20 year old community performance partnership with the University’s Center for Prevention and Outreach. Current projects include America-in-Play’s Recovery Project under the artistic direction of Lynn M. Thomson, for which she received a Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas residency grant to serve as Lead Dramaturg. The Recovery Project is a two-year collaborative project that will discover and reconstruct lost plays from American theater history, as well as create new hybrid works inspired by the originals. From 2008-2013, she served as Literary Manager of Young Playwrights Inc., a non-profit theatre company founded by Stephen Sondheim and dedicated to fostering the development of playwrights 18 years of age and younger. She still works with the company, leading playwriting and teacher training workshops and collaborating on curriculum revision. She also works professionally as a dramaturg, and director of community performance projects, including Swamp Gravy: Georgia’s Folk Life Play. Ms. Bojsza received the Stony Brook University’s John Gassner Award for Dramaturgy in 2004 and the Shirley Strum Kenney Arts Festival alumni teaching award in 2013.




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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