LECTURER AND DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES
BFA Acting, New York University
MFA Dramaturgy, Stony Brook University
Steve Marsh is an actor, writer, literary manager and teacher. He is a longtime faculty member of SBU’s department of Theatre Arts where he served as Director of Graduate Studies in Dramaturgy and Theatre. He is also an associate in the School of Journalism’s Center for Communicating Science (CCS) teaching improvisation to scientists in an innovative program spearheaded by Alan Alda. Steve has taught workshops and presented for the CCS at Brookhaven National Lab, Cold Spring Harbor Labs, the Stony Brook Summer and Fall institutes, Pop Tech, the National Institute of Health, the World Science Festival, the Council of Graduate Schools in Washington DC. His improvisation workshops were also well received at the California Nano Systems Institute at UCLA, Stanford University, Fordham and CUNY. He is a founding member of Asylum Theatre Company on Long Island and was literary manager for the John Gassner New Play Competition, a national playwriting contest for nine years. He has directed several events at the Simon’s Center for Physics and Geometry, including a staged reading of Brecht’s Galileo and a production of QED by Peter Parnell, in which he played the role of physicist Richard Feynman. Embracing his budding fascination with science and art, Steve helped bring the SBU Science Playwriting Competition (with Yang Institute Physicist, Christopher Herzog) to Stony Brook, which culminated in the public reading of four new science plays written by SBU faculty and students. Steve is a devout Ibsen-ite who recently acted in Ibsen’s Ghosts (Engstrand) directed by Michael Zelenak, and is working on a screen adaptation of Peer Gynt. He produced a new play, Robeson by Nicholas Rzhevsky, about the famed actor, singer and civil rights activist, Paul Robeson, in May 2012. Steve is a true believer that the tools of learning that we develop in the theatre arts are crucial for the continued development of all humanity.
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