Dinner With Friends Creative

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Keith May

Original Creative Team

Dinner With Friends was commissioned by and premiered at ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE. Subsequently produced by South Coast Repertory. Originally produced Off-Broadway by: Mitchell Maxwell, Mark Balsam, Ted Tulchin, Victoria Maxwell, Mari Nakachim, and Steven Tulchin.

Donald Margulies received the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Dinner With Friends (Variety Arts Theatre, (New York), Comedie des Champs-Elysees (Paris), Actors Theatre of Louisville, South Coast Repertory, American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk nominee). His many plays include Brooklyn Boy (Manhattan Theatre Club/Biltmore Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Comedie des Champs-Elysees, American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award finalist); Sight Unseen (Manhattan Theatre Club/Biltmore Theatre [2004], Manhattan Theatre Club/Orpheum Theatre [1992], South Coast Repertory, Obie Award, Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner Award, Drama Desk nominee, Pulitzer Prize finalist); Collected Stories (Theatre Royal Haymarket (London), South Coast Repertory, Manhattan Theatre Club, HB Studio/Lucille Lortel Theatre, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle/Ted Schmitt Awards, L.A. Ovation Award, Drama Desk nominee, Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner Award, Pulitzer Prize finalist, Drama Desk nominee); God of Vengeance (based on the Yiddish classic by Sholem Asch, ACT Theatre (Seattle), Williamstown Theatre Festival); Two Days (Long Wharf Theatre); The Model Apartment (Los Angeles Theatre Center, Primary Stages (New York), Obie Award, Drama-Logue Award, Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner Award finalist, Drama Desk nominee); The Loman Family Picnic ((Manhattan Theatre Club, Drama Desk nominee); What’s Wrong With This Picture? (Manhattan Theatre Club, Jewish Repertory Theatre, Brooks Atkinson Theatre); Broken Sleep: Three Plays (Williamstown Theatre Festival); July 7, 1994 (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Found A Peanut (Joseph Papp/New York Shakespeare Festival); Pitching to the Star (West Bank Cafe); Resting Place (Theatre for the New City); Gifted Children, Zimmer and Luna Park (Jewish Repertory Theatre). His plays have been performed at major theatres across the United States and around the world. Theatre Communications Group has published five volumes of his work. Mr. Margulies has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Hew was the recipient of the 2000 Sidney Kingsley Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Theatre. In 2005 he was honored with and Award in Literature given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Literary Arts Award. Mr. Margulies is an alumnus of New Dramatists and serves on the council of The Dramatists Guild of America.