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).



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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