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KEN WEITZMAN

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DRAMATIC WRITING


BA, University of Michigan
MFA, University of California, San Diego.

Ken is a playwright whose work has been produced nationally and internationally at such venues as The Denver Center Theatre Company, Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Humana Festival for New American Plays, Atlantic Theatre Company, the Alliance Theatre Company, and the Oerol Festival in the Netherlands.

For two years Ken was the writer-in-residence for the Atlanta-based Out of Hand Theatre Company, a company developing and producing devised, site-specific, and ensemble-created theatrical works.

Ken’s plays have received national awards including The L. Arnold Weissberger Award, a TCG Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, the Fratti/Newman Political Play Contest Award, and the Elizabeth George Commission for an Outstanding Emerging Playwright. His plays have been published by Samuel French and Playscripts.

Ken’s plays frequently explore ideas and stories about heroic self-sacrifice; exploring what it means to be heroic in this day and age, in order to ask the question: how do we become better, more evolved human beings? How do we become more conscious, more aware, more outraged, more active, more connected, more responsible, more loving, more selfless, more forgiving.

He is currently a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center and a board member and chair of script selection for The New Harmony Project. He has taught at, among others, UCSD, Emory University, and Indiana University (Head of the MFA in Playwriting).

Announcements:

 

210 Amlent Avenue
Karl Hinze
& Becky Goldberg

New Musical co-created by
SBU Musical Comp. alumnus
& SBU Theatre MFA alumna
to receive its first production:
New York
Musical Theatre Festival
July 9th @ 8pm
Visit the show's fb page
and
Buy Tickets
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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
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Steve Marsh

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

Nominations: April 23
Ceremony: May 31
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Izumi Ashizawa

Honored:
DCMetroTheaterArts’
Best of 2014
"Best Directors of a Play
in Professional Theatres"
See images of
Izumi's show Kwaiden
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Mallory Catlett

named as recipient of the
Foundation for
Contemporary Arts

2015 Grants to Artists
"Performance Art/Theatre"

Department of Theatre Arts • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5450
Undergraduate Office: 631-632-7300 • Graduate Office: 631-632-7270 • Fax: 631-632-7261
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