Pulitzer Winner Donald Margulies 2014-15 Ingram New Works Fellow

Donald MargulesAdd another very distinguished award-winning playwright to the impressive list of Ingram New Works Fellows at Tennessee Repertory Theatre.

Donald Margulies‘ plays include Brooklyn Boy, Time Stands Still, Dinner with Friends, Sight Unseen, Collected Stories, The Loman Family Picnic, God Of Vengeance, The Model Apartment, What’s Wrong with this Picture?, and Found a Peanut.

Among his numerous honors are a Lucille Lortel Award, two Los Angeles Drama Critics Awards, two OBIE Awards, two Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Awards and one Pulitzer Prize (for Dinner With Friends). His works have been performed on and off Broadway and at major theaters across the United States including South Coast Repertory, Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Long Wharf Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Old Globe Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse as well as other theater companies around the world. His work has been seen in Nashville on several occasions; among those productions Tennessee Rep‘s 2001 presentation of Dinner With Friends and Actors Bridge Ensemble‘s 2012 mounting of Time Stands Still are two among several standouts.

Margulies is an alumnus of New Dramatists and serves on the council of The Dramatists Guild of America. He is an adjunct professor of English and Theatre Studies at Yale University.

He will be interacting with the newly announced slate of playwrights selected for the 2014-15 Ingram New Works Festival slated for May 6-16. Click here for more information about those talented writers.

Past Ingram New Works Fellows have included Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife), David Auburn (The Columnist), John Patrick Shanley (Storefront Church), Steven Dietz (Rancho Mirage) and Theresa Rebeck (Fever). The Martha R. Ingram New Works Project was created by Tennessee Rep with the support of co-founder Martha R. Ingram to provide an opportunity for theater artists to develop new works while in residency with the professional troupe that was founded in 1985.


*Photo of Donald Margulies by Ethan Hill courtesy Tennessee Repertory Theatre.

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About Evans Donnell

Evans Donnell is the chief theater, film and opera critic as well as co-founder of ArtsNash. He wrote reviews and features about theater, opera and classical music for The Tennessean from 2002 to 2011. He was the theater, film and opera critic for ArtNowNashville.com from 2011 to 2012. Donnell has also contributed to The Sondheim Review, Back Stage, The City Paper (Nashville), the Nashville Banner, The (Bowling Green, Ky.) Daily News and several other publications since beginning his professional journalism career in 1985 with The Lebanon (Tenn.) Democrat. He was selected as a fellow for the 2004 National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and for National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) arts journalism institutes for theater and musical theater at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 2006 and classical music and opera at the Columbia University School of Journalism in 2009. He has also been an actor (member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA), founding and running AthensSouth Theatre from 1996 to 2001 and appearing in Milos Forman's "The People vs Larry Flynt" among other credits. Donnell is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association (www.americantheatrecritics.org).