BFA Acting, New York University
MFA Dramaturgy, Stony Brook University
Steve Marsh is a full-time Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theatre Arts, and an associate of The SBU School of Journalism’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, where he teaches Improvisation for Scientists in a project spearheaded by Mr. Alda. He has lead dozens of workshops for nearly 1000 scientists at institutions like Cornell, Stanford, CUNY, Columbia, Harvard, Fordham, the University of Chicago, UCLA, the NIH, NASA, the American Chemical Society and many others. He developed a workshop on Conflict Resolution and Improvisation for The American Psychological Association. Steve is an actor, dramaturg, playwright, producers and poet teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in the disciplines of Dramaturgy, Play Analysis, Improvisation, Acting and Arts Entrepreneurism. In 2014 he won the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service as a Graduate Program Director. He is currently a member of New York City’s Drama Desk where he served on the 2014-15 nominating committee for the prestigious Drama Desk Awards. At SBU he helped organize several local and national playwriting contests, including The John Gassner New Play Competition, and the Science Playwriting Competition in cooperation with Dr. Chris Herzog from the Yang Institute of Theoretical Physics (reading of winning plays will be presented in November at the Simons Center). His short play Hanging On! received a staged reading at the MATC Playwright’s Symposium in Cleveland early in 2014, and his short play My Penny, received a reading at Rising Sun Productions in Brooklyn in April, 2014 in a festival of plays dealing with ethics and economy.