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Rakoff  Studio

In honor of our dear friend and faculty member David Rakoff, we've built a podcast recording studio and a beautiful event and teaching space, flexible enough to support the wide range of creative endeavors for which David himself was known.

To celebrate the new studio and commemorate David's tribute to our Creative Writing Program and the greater writing community, we are holding an evening of readings from David's work in partnership with Selected Shorts.


A Tribute to David Rakoff

November 9, 2019   

7:30-9:00 PM

Avram Family Theater

Selected Shorts comes to the Southampton campus of Stony Brook University to celebrate the opening of the Rakoff Studio, a performance and recording space dedicated to the memory of writer and actor David Rakoff.

Hosted by Ira Glass, authors and actors pay tribute to our late friend and colleague with personal stories and readings from Rakoff's unforgettable body of work. Featuring Melissa Bank ,   Rachel Dratch , Simon Doonan,  Matthew Klam ,   Patricia Marx, and David Pittu.

Selected Shorts is produced by Symphony Space in New York City. The stories are mostly fiction, sometimes classic, sometimes new, and always brought to life by great actors from stage and screen.

General admission: $30

Student admission: $15

Limited VIP admission: $250 ( includes a cocktail reception with Ira Glass in the Rakoff Studio prior to the event. 5:30-7:15 PM )

 Media Sponsor: WSHU  


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Ira Glass Remembers David Rakoff




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David Rakoff on The Myth of the Bohemian and the Nature of Creativity.