Top Theatre and Film Artists in the World Gather at
Stony Brook Southampton

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This summer, Stony Brook University-Southampton Arts presented one of the most exciting seasons of theatre workshops in the history of our, if not any, institution. 

Sponsored by the MFA in Theatre, we offered Master Classes in Playwriting, Directing, Acting & Film, as well as special events led by acclaimed writers and artists across disciplines. 

Here are some of the people who joined us in July 2012:

MERCEDES RUEHL, Academy, Tony and Golden Globe winning actress (Lost in Yonkers, The Fisher King, Married to the Mob, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia)

JULIE ANDREWS, multi-award winning theatre and film legend (My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Victor/Victoria)

JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY
, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright and screenwriter (Doubt, Moonstruck, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea)

KATHLEEN MARSHALL
, Tony Award winning director and choreographer (Anything Goes, Nice Work if You Can Get It)

CHRISTINE VACHON
, acclaimed filmmaker and producer (Killer Films, Boys Don't Cry, Mildred Pierce)

JOANNA MERLIN
, acclaimed Broadway, television & film actress (Fiddler on the Roof, Becket, Mystic Pizza, Fame, Law & Order), and President of the Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA)

STEPHEN ADLY GUIRGIS
, multi-award winning playwright and television writer (The Motherf***er with the Hat, Our Lady of 121st Street, NYPD, The Sopranos)

MARSHA NORMAN
, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright ('Night Mother, Secret Garden, Getting Out)

JASON ROBERT BROWN
, Tony Award winning composer and lyricist (Parade, 13, The Last Five Years)

RINDE ECKERT
, Pulitzer Prize finalist, Obie and Grammy Award winning performer, writer, composer, and director (And God Created Great Whales, Orpheus X, Lonely Motel)

JON ROBIN BAITZ
, Pulitzer Prize finalist, and multi-award winning playwright and television writer (Other Desert Cities, Substance of Fire, Brothers & Sisters, The West Wing)

Keynote Speaker:  ALAN ALDA

Theatre students will also participate in events sponsored by our partner program in Creative Writing & Literature, whose equally impressive roster includes luminaries Billy Collins, Roger Rosenblatt, Ursula Hegi, Meg Wolitzer, Patricia McCormick, Julie Sheehan, Emma Walton-Hamilton, and Jules Feiffer

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Southampton Arts Opening Night Panel, July 11, 2012 with (L to R) director NICK MANGANO, playwright, screenwriter & director JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY ("Doubt," Moonstruck"), children's book author KATE McMULLAN, screenwriter/documentary filmmaker CHRISTINA LAZARIDI, and playwright & television writer STEPHEN ADLY GUIRGIS ("The Motherf***er with the Hat," "Sopranos," "NYPD Blue"). Photo by Star Black.

Visit our Theatre & Film Workshops site for more information on all of our offerings.

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