INTERESTS: Drama, Literature & Visual Arts
Donald Margulies received the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for DINNER WITH FRIENDS and was a finalist twice before for SIGHT UNSEEN and COLLECTED STORIES in 1992 and 1995, respectively. His many plays include THE COUNTRY HOUSE (Los Angeles Ovation Award Best Play), CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS (based on the short story, “The Loudest Voice,” by Grace Paley); TIME STANDS STILL (2010 Tony Award nomination for Best Play, Outer Critics Circle, and L.A. Ovation Awards); SHIPWRECKED! AN ENTERTAINMENT — THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONT (AS TOLD BY HIMSELF) (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination); BROOKLYN BOY (American Theatre Critics’ Association New Play Award, Outer Critics Circle nomination); SIGHT UNSEEN (OBIE Award, Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner Award, Drama Desk nominee); COLLECTED STORIES (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle/Ted Schmitt Awards, L.A. Ovation Award, Drama Desk nominee, Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner Award finalist, Drama Desk nominee); GOD OF VENGEANCE (based on the Yiddish classic by Sholem Asch); THE MODEL APARTMENT (OBIE Award, Drama-Logue Award, Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner Award finalist, Drama Desk nominee): THE LOMAN FAMILY PICNIC (Drama Desk nominee); WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?; TWO DAYS; BROKEN SLEEP: THREE PLAYS; JULY 7, 1994; FOUND A PEANUT; PITCHING TO THE STAR; RESTING PLACE; GIFTED CHILDREN, ZIMMER and LUNA PARK. His plays have been commissioned by and performed on and off Broadway and at major theatres across the United States including Manhattan Theatre Club, South Coast Repertory, Geffen Playhouse, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, New York Shakespeare Festival, Primary Stages, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Long Wharf Theatre, and in cities all over the world. His plays are published by Theatre Communications Group and licensed by Dramatists Play Service. DINNER WITH FRIENDS was made into an Emmy Award-nominated film for HBO, and COLLECTED STORIES was presented on PBS. He wrote the screenplay for THE END OF THE TOUR, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. 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. His many honors include the Sidney Kingsley Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Theatre by a playwright, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the National Foundation for Jewish Culture Award in Literary Arts, the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award for an American Playwright in Mid-Career, and the William Inge Award for Distinguished Achievement in the American Theatre. Mr. Margulies is an alumnus of New Dramatists and serves on the council of The Dramatists Guild of America.
UNDERGRADUATE COURSE: Playwriting