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Playwright

Donald
Margulies

Donald Margulies won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Dinner with Friends and was a finalist twice for Sight Unseen and Collected Stories. His many plays include Long Lost, The Country House, Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, Brooklyn Boy, The Loman Family Picnic, What’s Wrong With This Picture?, Found a Peanut, Coney Island Christmas, God of Vengeance, the Tony Award-nominated Time Stands Still, and the Obie Award-winning The Model Apartment. His work has been seen on- and off-Broadway, at major regional theaters across the United States and in cities all over the world including London, Beirut, Tel Aviv, Stockholm, Tokyo, Mumbai, Berlin, Vienna, Sydney, Bucharest, Copenhagen, and Paris. Mr. Margulies has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation and has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and the Hermitage Artists’ Retreat. Honors include the Sidney Kingsley Award for Achievement by a playwright, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award, the William Inge Award, and the Thornton Wilder Prize. In 2019, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The film of his screenplay, The End of the Tour, premiered at Sundance and was nominated for Film Independent Spirit and UCLA Scripter Awards. A lifetime member of both the Writers’ and Dramatists’ Guilds, he is an adjunct professor of English and Theater & Performance Studies at Yale University. The upcoming 2020 revival of Collected Stories will be his eighth production at Geffen Playhouse.

Gallery

Gil Cates, Sr. and Donald Margulies at the opening of Dinner with Friends in 2000.

Donald Margulies Through the Years

Gil Cates, Sr. and Donald Margulies at the opening of Dinner with Friends in 2000.

Annika Marks & Donald Margulies at the opening of

Donald Margulies Through the Years

Annika Marks & Donald Margulies at the opening of "he Model Apartment in 2016.

Donald Margulies at the opening of The Model Apartment in 2016.

Donald Margulies Through the Years

Donald Margulies at the opening of The Model Apartment in 2016.

Gil Cates, Sr. and Donald Margulies at the opening of Shipwrecked! in 2008.

Donald Margulies Through the Years

Gil Cates, Sr. and Donald Margulies at the opening of Shipwrecked! in 2008.

Donald Margulies at a Coney Island Christmas talkback in 2012.

Donald Margulies Through the Years

Donald Margulies at a Coney Island Christmas talkback in 2012.