Rogue Readings

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



Ken Weitzman

selected for
The Lark Play Development Center's
"Meeting of the Minds"
annually serves six New York writers
over a ten-month residency

Ken Weitzman's

Play Halftime with Don
selected for
PlayLabs at the Playwrights' Center
one of the nation's most in-depth
play development programs
 National Playwrights Festival
 Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center

210 Amlent Avenue
Karl Hinze
& Becky Goldberg

New Musical co-created by
SBU Musical Comp. alumnus
& SBU Theatre MFA alumna
 received its first production:
New York
Musical Theatre Festival
July 9th, 2015

Margarita Espada

honored to receive the 
Human Rights
Community Award

for the work of her company,
Teatro Experimental Yerbabruja,
as a tool for social change

Steve Marsh

chosen to serve on the
Drama Desk Awards
nominating committee
2015 Drama Desk Awards

Nominations: April 23
Ceremony: May 31

Izumi Ashizawa

Best of 2014
"Best Directors of a Play
in Professional Theatres"
See images of
Izumi's show Kwaiden

Mallory Catlett

named as recipient of the
Foundation for
Contemporary Arts

2015 Grants to Artists
"Performance Art/Theatre"


Sophie Vanier '05

Best Actress
for her performance in
 UnChained Theatre Festival



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