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Good for the Jews?:
A Symposium of Scholars and Artists on Jewish Identity in American Theatre and Performance
Deb Margolin

Deb Margolin is a playwright, performance artist and founding member of Split Britches Theater Company. She is the author of eight full-length solo performance pieces, which she has toured throughout the United States, as well as numerous plays, and is the recipient of a 1999-2000 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance and the Kesselring Playwriting Award for her play Three Seconds in the Key in 2005. In May of 2007 she traveled on a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to University of Tel Aviv to present her play Critical Mass, in a Hebrew translation.

Deb has enjoyed commissions from the Jewish Museum of New York, the Joseph Papp Public Theater, the Actor's Theater of Louisville and other theaters, has lectured extensively at universities throughout the country, has been artist in residence at Hampshire College and University of Hawaii and Zale writer-in-residence at Tulane University, and served in the fall of 2000 as artist in residence in New York University's Department of Undergraduate Drama. She was awarded the 2005 Richard H. Brodhead Prize for Teaching Excellence at Yale University, and had the honor this year of accepting the Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwright award. A compilation of Deb's performance pieces and plays, entitled Of All The Nerve: Deb Margolin SOLO, was published in 1999 by Cassell/Continuum Press.

Deb is currently an Associate Professor (adj.) in Yale University's undergraduate Theater Studies Program, and a proud member of New Dramatists.



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