Donald Margulies

Donald Margulies received the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Dinner with Friends (Variety Arts Theatre (New York), Comédie des Champs-Elysées (Paris), Hampstead Theatre (London), Actors Theatre of Louisville, South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa, CA); American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk nominee).

His many plays include Time Stands Still (Geffen Playhouse Los Angeles; Manhattan Theatre Club/Friedman Theatre, Comédie des Champs-Elysees); Shipwrecked! An Entertainment – The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself), (South Coast Repertory, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, Geffen Playhouse, Primary Stages; Outer Critics Circle Award nomination); Brooklyn Boy (Manhattan Theatre Club/Biltmore Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Comédie des Champs-Elysées; American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award finalist, Outer Critics Circle nominee); Sight Unseen (Manhattan Theatre Club/Biltmore Theatre [Broadway, 2004], Manhattan Theatre Club/Orpheum Theatre [1992], South Coast Repertory, Comédie des Champs-Elysées; OBIE Award, Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner Award, Drama Desk nominee, Pulitzer Prize finalist); Collected Stories (Theatre Royal Haymarket, London; South Coast Repertory, Manhattan Theatre Club [1996], HB Studio/Lucille Lortel Theatre, Los Angeles; Drama Critics Circle/Ted Schmitt Awards, L.A. Ovation Award, Drama Desk nominee, Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner Award finalist, Pulitzer Prize finalist, Drama Desk nominee; MTC/Friedman [Broadway, 2010]); God of Vengeance (based on the Yiddish classic by Sholem Asch), (ACT Theatre (Seattle), Williamstown (MA) Theatre Festival); >Two Days (Long Wharf Theatre); The Model Apartment (Los Angeles Theatre Center, Primary Stages (New York), La Jolla (CA) Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre; OBIE Award, Drama-Logue Award, Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner Award finalist, Drama Desk nominee); The Lowman Family Picnic (Manhattan Theatre Club, Drama Desk nominee); What’s Wrong With This Picture? (Manhattan Theatre Club, Jewish Repertory Theatre (New York), Brooks Atkinson Theatre); Broken Sleep: Three Plays (Williamstown Theatre Festival); JULY 7, 1994 (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Found a Peanut (Joseph Papp/New York Shakespeare Festival); Pitching to the Star (West Bank Cafe); Resting Place (Theatre for the New City); Gifted Children, Zimmer and Luna Park (Jewish Repertory Theatre).

His plays have been performed at major theatres across the United States and around the world. Theatre Communications Group has published seven volumes of his work. Dinner with Friends was made into an Emmy Award-nominated film for HBO, and Collected Stories was presented on PBS. Currently, he is adapting the novel Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides into an HBO series. Mr. Margulies has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He was the recipient of the 2000 Sidney Kingsley Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Theatre by a playwright. In 2005 he was honored by the AmericanAcademy of Arts and Letters with an Award in Literature and by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture with its Award in Literary Arts. Mr. Margulies is an alumnus of New Dramatists and serves on the council of The Dramatists Guild of America. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1954, Mr. Margulies now lives with his wife,
Lynn Street, a physician, and their son, Miles, in New Haven, Connecticut, where he is an adjunct professor of English and Theatre Studies at YaleUniversity.