Rogue Readings strives to apply dramaturgy in a new and inventive way. Created in 2011, by MFA candidates Erin Treat and Stephanie Walter - Rogue seeks to build bridges between Stony Brook's academic departments through the reading of new works created by emerging playwrights. The aim is to help the playwright come to a deeper understanding of how their own work impacts the audience. We do this through discussion panels, made up of PHD candidates and academic scholars from the SBU community, in the hopes of examining the play's themes from a variety of voices. Therefore, this process holds for the playwright, a new kind of dramaturgical investigation. By listening to the panel, and the questions posed by the audience, the writer takes away valuable information, without being told how to rewrite their own work. Instead, the dialogue that ensues, allows the writer to think about the questions that the play has given life to. By observing the panel's observations, and the audiences reaction to those observations, the playwright can identify weaknesses in the play, or the need to strengthen certain areas in order to clarify the message they are trying to convey.
Rogue is presented twice a year. Please feel free to submit plays, and or ask to be put on a list of scholars who can participate on our panels. Contact: Stephanie Walter at Stephiewalter@gmail.com
Undergraduate Office: 631-632-7300 • Graduate Office: 631-632-7270 • Fax: 631-632-7261