Michael Zelenak

MICHAEL ZELENAK

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, THEATRE HISTORY
RESIDENT DRAMATURG

B.A. University of Scranton
M.A. University of Pittsburgh
MFA and DFA, Yale University, School of Theatre

Michael Zelenak has written 15 plays, translated plays from Greek, Latin, French and Norwegian, and directed more than 50 productions. He has worked as a dramaturg at Center Stage, the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theatre, the Pittsburgh Playhouse and Yale Repertory Theatre. He worked with Martin Scorsese as dramaturg on Age of Innocence (Columbia Pictures, 1993).

He was founder and artistic director of Theatre Libre (1970, now the Scranton Public Theatre), the American Ibsen Theatre (1983) and founding dramaturg of Theatre Southeast (1996).

He served on the faculty of Carnegie-Mellon University, Yale University and Florida State University before coming to Stony Brook. His critical work has appeared in Comparative Drama, Performing Arts Journal, Theatre, American Theatre, Theatre Research International, Theatre Three and Theatre Topics. His full-length book Gender and Politics in Greek Tragedy was published by Peter Lang in 1999.

Contact: michael.zelenak@stonybrook.edu

Announcements:

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"

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Jeanette Yew

& Jian Jung

named as grant recipients:
2015 EDITH LUTYENS AND
NORMAN BEL GEDDES FUND

The Play Company // Ludic Proxy
To Enhance Designs

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