Donald Margulies (born 1954) (MARG-yoo-leez) is an American playwright and professor of English literature at Yale University. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2000 for his play, Dinner With Friends.
His other work include Shipwrecked! An Entertainment — The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself) (opening at South Coast Repertory in September 2007), Brooklyn Boy (2004), Sight Unseen (1991) and Collected Stories (1996) all of which were commissioned and originally produced by South Coast Repertory. Sight Unseen and Collected Stories were also both finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Dinner with Friends, which originated at Actors Theatre of Louisville, went on after its West Coast premiere at South Coast Repertory to win numerous awards, including the 2000 Pulitzer Prize, long runs Off-Broadway and in Paris, and productions all over the United States and around the world. His other plays include Two Days, God of Vengeance adapted from the classic Yiddish drama by Sholem Asch, The Model Apartment (Obie Award), The Loman Family Picnic, Found a Peanut, Luna Park and What’s Wrong with This Picture? produced on Broadway in 1994. Sight Unseen completed its Broadway premiere engagement at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Biltmore Theatre in 2004 where it starred Laura Linney and Ben Shenkman and was directed by Daniel Sullivan.
Margulies is the recipient of the 2000 Sidney Kingsley Award for outstanding achievement in the theatre by a playwright and a member of the council of the Dramatists Guild of America. He teaches playwriting at Yale University. He attended Purchase College where he majored in visual arts. He also attended John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, New York.
English Department (2008). "Donald Margulies: Adjunct Professor of English". Yale University. http://www.yale.edu/english/profiles/margulies.html. Retrieved on 2008-12-21.
- Donald Margulies at the Internet Broadway Database
- Donald Margulies at the Internet Movie Database
- Donald Margulies at the Internet off-Broadway Database
- The world premiere of Shipwrecked! at South Coast Repertory
- The world premiere of Brooklyn Boy at South Coast Repertory
- Donald Margulies - Downstage Center interview at American Theatre Wing.org