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Deb Margolin


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Performance artist and playwright

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Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance

The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical

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Deb Margolin is an American performance artist and playwright. She came to prominence in the 1980s in the feminist political theatre troupe Split Britches, which she co-founded with Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw. Margolin has since created a string of one-woman shows. A compilation of her texts, Of All The Nerve: Deb Margolin SOLO, was published in 1999 by Cassell/Continuum Press. Literary theorist Lynda Hart edited and wrote a commentary on each piece.


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Margolin was the recipient of a 1999-2000 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Performance. In 2005, Margolin won the Kesselring Prize for her play, Three Seconds in the Key, a multi-character play which reflected her own experiences with Hodgkin's Disease.

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She currently teaches playwrighting and performance as an associate professor at Yale University. Her work includes O Yes I Will, a detailed account of her experiences and insights on being under general anaesthesia.

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Margolin was forced to revise her 2010 play Imagining Madoff after legal threats from Elie Wiesel, who is one of Bernard Madoff's victims and had called Madoff a "scoundrel" but had refused to allow a character representing him and using his name to be used in the play.

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  • The God Show (1982)
  • Coupla Weirdos (1986)
  • In a Vacuum (1988)
  • What's with Hamlet? (1989)
  • Of All the Nerve (1989)
  • You Don't Even Know Where the Strike Zone Is (1990)
  • 970-DEBB (1990)
  • Gestation (1991)
  • Lesbians Who Kill (1992)
  • The Breaks (1993), written with Rae C. Wright
  • Of Mice, Bugs and Women (1994)
  • Carthieves! Joyrides! (1995)
  • Bearing Witnesses (1996)
  • O Wholly Night & Other Jewish Solecisms (1996)
  • Critical Mass (1997)
  • Bringing the Fishermen Home (1998)
  • Three Seconds in the Key (2001)
  • Rock, Scissors, Paper (2002)
  • Three Seconds in the Key (2002)
  • Why Cleaning Fails (2002)
  • Index to Idioms (2003)
  • Three Seconds in the Key (2004)
  • The Rich Silk Of It (2005)
  • Time Is The Mercy of Eternity (2006)
  • Clarisse and Larmon (2006)
  • O Yes I Will (2006)
  • Imagining Madoff (2010)
  • References

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