BFA Acting, New York University
MFA Dramaturgy, Stony Brook University

Steve Marsh is a full-time Lecturer in the Department of Theatre Arts, and an associate of The SBU School of Journalism’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, where he teaches Improvisation for Scientists in a project spearheaded by Mr. Alda. He has lead dozens of workshops for nearly 1000 scientists at institutions like Cornell, Stanford, CUNY, Columbia, Harvard, Fordham, the University of Chicago, UCLA, the NIH, NASA, the American Chemical Society and many  others. He developed a workshop on Conflict Resolution and Improvisation for The American Psychological Association. Steve is an actor, dramaturg, playwright, producers and poet teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in the disciplines of Dramaturgy, Play Analysis, Improvisation, Acting and Arts Entrepreneurism.  In 2014 he won the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service as a Graduate Program Director. He is currently a member of New York City’s Drama Desk where he served on the 2014-15 nominating committee for the prestigious Drama Desk Awards. At SBU he helped organize several local and national playwriting contests, including The John Gassner New Play Competition, and the Science Playwriting Competition in cooperation with Dr. Chris Herzog from the Yang Institute of Theoretical Physics (reading of winning plays will be presented in November at the Simons Center). His short play Hanging On!  received a staged reading at the MATC Playwright’s Symposium in Cleveland early in 2014, and his short play My Penny, received a reading at Rising Sun Productions in Brooklyn in April, 2014 in a festival of plays dealing with ethics and economy.
Contact: 631-632-4291


What your faculty did this summer:

Izumi Ashizawa remounted "Mysterious Lake" at Long Island Children's Museum, was in on-going rehearsals for "Le Chemine des Reves" in Montreal, and served a guest tutor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Elizabeth Bojsza taught a workshop in Community Performance for the Pre-College Institute, and look forward to leading a similar workshop at the Stage The Change conference in November 

Mallory Catlett is working on: Circling the Center by Nene Humpphey to be performed on October 12, 13, and 14 in NYC and DECODER 2017 with text by William Burroughs to be performed December 3rd at La Mama in NYC.

Amy Cook finished her manuscript on casting and an essay on Shakespeare, language and cognition.

Steve Marsh worked with scientists across the country leading Improvisation workshops and Media training for the Alda Center in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Philadelphia, Denver, at UC Santa Barbara, Cornell University and Cold Spring Harbor Labs. 

Deb Mayo acted in "After," a yet- to- be released web series written by and starring one of our graduates, Joshua Schubart. 

Ken Weitzman was  a writer-in-residence at the New Harmony Project where he developed two new plays and then co-lead a two-week workshop with playwright Naomi Iizuka at the Sewanee Writers Conference at the University of the South.


Department of Theatre Arts • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5450
Undergraduate Office: 631-632-7300 • Graduate Office: 631-632-7586 • Fax: 631-632-7261
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