Lecturer, Theatre History, Community Performance, Pedagogy
MFA Dramaturgy, Stony Brook University
Elizabeth Bojsza graduated from Stony Brook University's MFA dramaturgy program in 2004, and returned to Stony Brook to join the faculty shortly thereafter. As the Graduate Teaching Mentor, Ms. Bojsza mentors and supervises graduate students in their teaching practice. She also teaches play analysis, Western Theater History, American Theatre, public speaking, and Prevention Through the Arts--a nearly 20 year old community performance partnership with the University’s Center for Prevention and Outreach. Current projects include America-in-Play’s Recovery Project under the artistic direction of Lynn M. Thomson, for which she received a Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas residency grant to serve as Lead Dramaturg. The Recovery Project is a two-year collaborative project that will discover and reconstruct lost plays from American theater history, as well as create new hybrid works inspired by the originals. From 2008-2013, she served as Literary Manager of Young Playwrights Inc., a non-profit theatre company founded by Stephen Sondheim and dedicated to fostering the development of playwrights 18 years of age and younger. She still works with the company, leading playwriting and teacher training workshops and collaborating on curriculum revision. She also works professionally as a dramaturg, and director of community performance projects, including Swamp Gravy: Georgia’s Folk Life Play. Ms. Bojsza received the Stony Brook University’s John Gassner Award for Dramaturgy in 2004 and the Shirley Strum Kenney Arts Festival alumni teaching award in 2013.