Produced by ContemporaryPerformance.com and the Sarah Lawrence College MFA Theatre Program, the SLC Performance Lab interviews visiting artists to the MFA Theatre Program’s Grad Lab, one of the core classes of the program where grads work with guest artists and develop group generated performance pieces monthly.
Our second episode features playwright, actor, and founding member of Split Britches Theater Company, Deb Margolin.
Deb Margolin is the author of numerous plays, including Imagining Madoff, Turquoise, and Bringing the Fishermen Home, as well as 10 solo performance plays which she has toured throughout the US, the most recent of which is 8 STOPS, a comedy concerning the grief of endless compassion! 8 STOPS takes a long, humorous, tender look at motherhood, the suburbs, the fear of death, and the inheritability of ideas.IO
Deb was honored with an OBIE award for Sustained Excellence of Performance, the Kesselring Playwright Prize for her play Three Seconds in the Key, the 2008 Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwright Award and the Richard H. Broadhead Prize for teaching excellence at Yale University, where she is Associate Professor (adj.) in the undergraduate Theater Studies Program.
Commissions include the NY Public Theater, Actors Theater of Louisville, PS122, The Jewish Museum of New York, and Dixon Place. Deb has been an Artist in Residence at Hampshire College, University of Hawaii, Penn State University, and many others, and was Zale Writer in Residence Tulane University in New Orleans. A compilation of some of her solo pieces as well as a multi-character play, Critical Mass, is entitled Of All The Nerve: Deb Margolin SOLO. Deb lives in New Jersey, which she denies.