The Southampton Arts Team

Provost | Advancement | Communications & Publishing | Academic Programs | Special Programs

Associate Provost Office

reevesRobert Reeves    
Associate Provost, Southampton Graduate Arts Campus

As Associate Provost of Southampton Graduate Arts Campus, Robert Reeves leads the development and expansion of graduate education in Creative Writing, Theatre, Film, and Visual Arts at Stony Brook Southampton.

After joining the English Department Faculty in 2006, Reeves founded the Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Creative Writing and Literature and presided over the program’s dramatic growth.  He recruited the nation’s premier creative writing faculty, expanded the prestigious Summer Writers Conference across a range of creative disciplines, and established the award-winning national literary and arts journal, TSR: The Southampton Review.  He has also extended the program’s reach to a flourishing graduate presence at Stony Brook Manhattan, to international locations, including Florence and Stony Brook’s Turkana Basin Institute, Kenya, and to arts educations programs important to the community, such as the Young American Writers Project (YAWP).  In 2012, the Southampton campus will launch an honors program for undergraduates in creative arts, Semesters by the Sea.

Reeves is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, as well as screenplays, short fiction, essays, and literary criticism.  He had taught at Harvard and Princeton, and holds a B.A. and M.A. from Harvard University. He is married to Beth Reeves and has a college-age son, Evan.  

Contact Information:

Chancellors Hall, Associate Provost’s Office
Stony Brook Southampton
239 Montauk Highway
Southampton, NY 11968
Telephone: 631-632-5028
Fax: 631-632-2576
Robert.Reeves@stonybrook.edu


Carla Caglioti    
Executive Director, Southampton Graduate Arts Campus

carlaCarla Caglioti is the Executive Director of Southampton Graduate Arts and founding Associate Director of the Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Writing and Literature. She is also an Assistant Dean at Stony Brook Southampton. Caglioti has a Bachelor's in English Literature and Writing, a Master's in English Education, and a doctorate in English Literature. Her dissertation focused on the rise of the field of creative writing in higher education. Her work has appeared in The Scrub Oak Review, Proteus, Letters from Ninevah and The Southampton Review.

Contact Information:

Chancellors Hall, Room 238
Stony Brook Southampton
239 Montauk Highway
Southampton, NY 11968
Telephone: 631-632-5016
Fax: 631-632-2576
Carla.Caglioti@stonybrook.edu



Margaret S. Grigonis
Staff Assistant to the Associate Provost at Southampton

Peggy Grigonis obtained her undergraduate degree in Education/English from SUNY Plattsburgh, and her MA/LS from SUNY Stony Brook. Though not published, she dabbles in memoirs and poetry. A former farmer and preschool administrator, she lives out on the beautiful North Fork, enjoying the amenities and rich culture of her community: farm stands, aquaculture, wineries, jazz festivals, and beach combing.

Contact Information:

Chancellors Hall, Associate Provost’s Office
Stony Brook Southampton
239 Montauk Highway
Southampton, NY 11968
Telephone: 631-632-5028
Fax: 631-632-2576
Margaret.Grigonis@stonybrook.edu

 

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Advancement & Special Events

Kathie Russo
Stephen Hamilton
Laura Lyons

Contact Information:

Chancellors Hall
Stony Brook Southampton
239 Montauk Highway
Southampton, NY 11968
Fax: 631-632-2576


Communications & Publishing

Lou Ann Walker
Director of Stony Brook Southampton Publishing

louann walkerLou Ann Walker's book, A Loss for Words, a memoir, won a Christopher Award. Her other books include Hand, Heart & Mind. Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Life, Allure, Parade, The Chicago Sun-Times, The New York Times Book Review, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Writer, and The Hopewell Review. Formerly an editor at Esquire and New York Magazine, Walker has lectured on writing at Smith College and Yale University, and taught at Marymount Manhattan College, Southampton College, and Columbia University. The author of several screenplays, she is a member of the Writers Guild of America.

Publishing Program inforrmation

Contact Information:

Chancellors Hall, Room 238
Stony Brook Southampton
239 Montauk Highway
Southampton, NY 11968
Telephone: 631-632-5030
Fax: 631-632-2576
LouAnn.Walker@stonybrook.edu

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Academic Programs

sheehanJulie Sheehan
Director, Creative Writing & Literature

Julie Sheehan's three poetry collections are Bar Book: Poems & Otherwise (W.W. Norton), Orient Point (also from Norton) and Thaw (Fordham). Her honors include a Whiting Writers’ Award and NYFA Fellowship in Poetry. Her poems have appeared in many magazines and anthologies.

Contact Information:

Chancellors Hall, Room 238
Stony Brook Southampton
239 Montauk Highway
Southampton, NY 11968
Telephone: 631-632-5032
Fax: 631-632-2576
Julie.Sheehan@stonybrook.edu

Creative Writing Program information

For a full list of Creative Writing faculty, click here.

Nick Mangano
Director, Theatre

manganoNick has worked as a theatre professional for over 30 years on and off Broadway, in regional theatres, stock, and abroad. He directed and/or acted in a wide range of material and received critical acclaim in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Opera News, among others. He directed renowned composer Steve Reich’s mixed media pieces The Cave (Lincoln Center, tour: U.S. Europe, Japan) and Three Tales (World Premiere: Vienna, BAM Next Wave Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Barbican Centre (B.I.T.E.), tour: Europe, China, Australia). He was Artistic Director of the Garson Theatre Company in Santa Fe where he directed regional premieres of plays by Moisés Kaufman and José Rivera. Nick also taught and directed at Yale, the College of Santa Fe, the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), and the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) where he was Associate Director of their acclaimed production of Angels in America, and also worked under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to develop the Advanced Training curriculum. He was an elected member of the Board of Directors for the University Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA), and served as Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts at Stony Brook University. He holds a BA in History from Hunter (Phi Beta Kappa), an MFA in Directing from Columbia University-School of the Arts, and a Certificate of Completion in the Chekhov acting technique from the international Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA).

Contact Information:

Chancellors Hall, Room 238
Stony Brook Southampton
239 Montauk Highway
Southampton, NY 11968
Telephone: 631-632-5030
Fax: 631-632-2576
Nick.Mangano@stonybrook.edu

For a full list of Theatre faculty, click here


Adrienne Unger

Departmental Coordinator, Creative Writing and Theatre
Telephone: 631-632-5030
Adrienne.Unger@stonybrook.edu

Christine Vachon
Producer, Co-Founder, Killer Films

vachonChristine Vachon has produced over seventy films in less than twenty years, including Far from Heaven (four Academy Award nominations), Boys Don’t Cry (Academy Award Winner), and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Sundance Film Festival). Killer Films executive produced the Todd Haynes miniseries, Mildred Pierce (featuring Kate Winslet), for HBO. In 2011 Killer Films partnered with Moxie Pictures to create the talent management firm KillerMoxie Management. The company has offices in Los Angeles, New York and London. Christine has been a Jury Member of the New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF), the Sundance Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival, and the Sarajevo Film Festival. She has been awarded an Emmy, the National Board of Review Producers Award, the New York Film Critics Circle Award, and the Provincetown International Film Festival Filmmaker on the Edge Award.

Film Program information

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Special Programs

Christian McLean
Conference Coordinator

mcleanChristian McLean is the Conference Coordinator for Stony Brook Southampton's MFA Program and the founding Director of the Florence Writers Conference. His fiction has been published in Scores Anthology and The Southampton Review. His poetry has been featured in a collaborative work at the Dundee Contemporary Arts Museum (Dundee, Scotland). 2006 saw the publication of his first children's book Duckhampton. Christian holds a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

Contact Information:

Christian.McLean@stonybrook.edu
Summer Program Information: www.southamptonarts.org
Winter Program Information:
http://www.stonybrook.edu/southampton/mfa/winter/


William Westbrook Burford
Director - Creative Arts Semester by the Sea


burfordBill Burford has directed, produced, written or designed over 100 stage productions.  He served as Dean of Performing Arts at the Ross School, Interim Dean of Students for Stony Brook Southampton and General Manager for Bay Street Theatre. He has helped start or renew theatre companies and arts education programs around the country for 40 years, and has recently contributed as both photographer and playwright to The Southampton Review.

Contact Information:

William.Burford@stonybrook.edu

Program information


Emma Walton Hamilton
Executive Director, Young American Writers Project (YAWP)
Director, Childrens Lit Fellows

emma walton hamiltonEmma Walton Hamilton is a theater professional and arts educator, as well as a best-selling author and editor. Currently, Walton Hamilton is the YAWP Executive Director and a Director/Creator of Stony Brook Southampton's Summer Playwriting Conference. As a co-founder of Bay Street, she served as the Theatre's Co-Artistic Director for thirteen years. Until 2008 she was Director of Education and Programming for Young Audiences, and spearheaded the Young Playwrights Program in area schools, as well as Kidstreet, the Theatre's performance series for young audiences. Walton Hamilton has written 16 children's books in partnership with her mother, actress Julie Andrews, and serves as Editorial Director for The Julie Andrews Collection publishing program. Her latest book, a solo venture, is entitled Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment.
For a full list of YAWP faculty, click here.

Contact Information:

emma.waltonhamilton@stonybrook.edu

Program Information



Magdalene Brandeis
Associate Director, Graduate Program in Digital Filmmaking
Faculty Coordinator, Manhattan

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Magdalene Brandeis is a producer, novelist, director of Manhattan Programming, and visiting assistant professor in Stony Brook Southampton’s MFA Program. Currently, she is the Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Digital Filmmaking. She teaches writing and filmmaking, curates the Manhattan Writers Speak series with editor Daniel Menaker, and she created “Bob's Writing Shack,” the program's YouTube Channel. Formerly a development assistant at various studios, she has translated and adapted French films and produced television series for ABC, AMC, Bravo, and MTV. Her novel, Stone Fruit, has been excerpted in The East Hampton Star and TSR: The Southampton Review. Her memoir, A Reader of Signs, has been excerpted in TSR: The Southampton Review. She holds a BA from Antioch University Los Angeles, and an MFA in Writing and Literature from Stony Brook Southampton.

Contact Information:

Magdalene.Brandeis@stonybrook.edu

Program Information

 

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