Playwright Donald Margulies to be honored with William Inge Award

Donald Margulies, adjunct professor of English and theater studies and a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, will be honored with the William Inge Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater Award at the 34th annual William Inge Theatre Festival at Independence Community College in Kansas on April 19.

Margulies has received numerous awards throughout his career. In addition to a Pulitzer Prize for “Dinner With Friends,” he has won two OBIE Awards, a Lucille Lortel Award, two American Theater Critics New Play Citations, and two Los Angeles Drama Critics Awards. In 2005, he was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with an Award in Literature, and was the recipient of the 2000 Sidney Kingsley Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Theater by a Playwright, and the 2014 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, American Playwright in Mid-Career Award.

Margulies’ other plays include “Sight Unseen,” “Time Stands Still,” “Collected Stories,” “Brooklyn Boy,” and “The Loman Family Picnic,” among others. They have premiered at Manhattan Theatre Club, South Coast Repertory, The New York Shakespeare Festival, and the Jewish Repertory Theatre, and are performed regularly at major theatres across the United States and around the world.

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