Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Donald Margulies

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: New Haven, CT
MacDowell Fellowships: 2012

Donald Margulies won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Dinner with Friends and was a finalist twice before 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, the Tony Award-nominated Time Stands Still and the Obie Award-winning The Model Apartment. His work has been seen on and off-Broadway, across the United States, and in cities all over the world. 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 MacDowell 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 studies at Yale University.



Donald Margulies worked in the Veltin studio.

Veltin Studio was donated by alumni of the Veltin School, a school for girls in New York with a highly respected visual arts department. As the plaque just outside the entrance attests, this studio was used by poet Edwin Arlington Robinson during most of the 24 summers he spent at MacDowell. Perhaps most famously, Thornton Wilder put the finishing…

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