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
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.
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
Patricia Marx, and
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.
Media Sponsor: WSHU