Deb Margolin is a playwright, actor, and founding member of Split Britches Theater Company. She is the author of numerous plays, including Imagining Madoff (nominee, Helen Hayes / Charles Macarthur Award for Outstanding New Play), Turquoise, That Old Perplexity, and Bringing the Fishermen Home, as well as 11 solo performance plays which she has toured throughout the US, including 8 STOPS, a comedy concerning the grief of endless compassion, which takes a long, humorous, tender look at motherhood, the suburbs, the fear of death, and the inheritability of ideas. Her most recent multi-character play, this is not a time of peace, a play about social unrest, brings an old man to the precipice of death through his memories of horror at the hands of Joseph McCarthy.
Deb has been a resident artist at Tulane, Hampshire College, NYU, USC, Washington and Lee Univ., Marlboro College, Swarthmore, and many other universities. She has received the OBIE award for Sustained Excellence of Performance, the Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwright Award, the Kesselring Playwriting Prize, NEA grant, NJSCA Fellow, Edwin Booth Award, Tanne Foundation Award, Adams/Reisch Foundation Distinguished Career award, and the Richard H. Broadhead Prize for teaching excellence at Yale University, where she is Professor in the Practice in the undergraduate Theater and Performance Studies Program. Publications include a book of (mostly) solo plays entitled Of All The Nerve: Deb Margolin SOLO, the four-part drama Time Is the Mercy of Eternity (Samuel French) and Three Seconds in the Key (Playscripts). Deb is a proud alumna of New Dramatists, a member of the TENT Theater Company, and lives in New Jersey, which she denies.