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Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Donald Margulies Visits Princeton

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Steve Runk     
Director of Communications
Lewis Center for the Arts
609.258.5262
srunk@princeton.edu
 

(Princeton, NJ)  Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies will discuss his work and career on Wednesday, October 16, from 1:30-2:45 at the Lewis Center for the Arts’s Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street.  Margulies is a guest speaker for the course, “Jewish Identity and Performance in the U.S.,” taught by Princeton professors Jill Dolan and Stacy Wolf.  Dolan and Wolf will engage Margulies in a conversation about his body of work, his accomplishments, and how his Jewish identity has affected his work and career over the past three decades.  This event is free and open to the public.

Margulies is an award-winning playwright, having received the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play, Dinner With Friends.  His other plays include Time Stands Still, Brooklyn Boy, Collected Stories, God of Vengeance, Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, A Model Apartment, and Sight Unseen.  His works have been performed on- and off-Broadway and at major theaters across the U.S. and abroad.  His many awards include a Lucille Lortel Award, an Outer Critics’ Circle Award, two OBIE Awards, a Tony Award nomination, five Drama Desk Award nominations, and two Pulitzer Prize nominations, in addition to his win.  In 2005 Margulies was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with an Award in Literature and by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture with its Literary Arts Award.  He currently teaches English and theater studies at Yale University.

Dolan is Princeton’s Annan Professor of English, a professor of theater in the Lewis Center, and is the Director of Princeton’s Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies.  She received the 2011 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for her blog, “The Feminist Spectator,” and received the 2011 Outstanding Teaching Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.

Wolf is a professor of theater in the Lewis Center and oversees the Program in Theater’s Music Theater Lab.  She is the author of Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical (Oxford University Press, 2011), A Problem Like Maria: Gender and Sexuality in the American Musical (University of Michigan Press, 2002), and the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of the American Musical (with Raymond Knapp and Mitchell Morris, 2011).

 
 


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Photo caption: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies will participate in a public conversation at Princeton University with Lewis Center for the Arts’ Professors Jill Dolan and Stacy Wolf.

Photo credit: Photo by Ethan Hill

 

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