Deb Margolin is a playwright, performance artist and founding member of Split Britches Theater Company. She is the author of eight full-length solo performance pieces, which she has toured throughout the United States, as well as numerous plays, and is the recipient of a 1999-2000 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance and the Kesselring Playwriting Award for her play Three Seconds in the Key in 2005. Her play Bringing the Fishermen Home premiered at the Cleveland Public Theater in 1999. Deb has enjoyed commissions from the Jewish Museum of New York, the New York Public Theater, the Actor’s Theater of Louisville and other theaters, has lectured extensively at universities throughout the country, has been artist in residence at Hampshire College and University of Hawaii and Zale writer-in-residence at Tulane University, and served in the fall of 2000 as artist in residence in New York University’s Department of Undergraduate Drama. A book of Deb’s performance pieces and plays, entitled Of All The Nerve: Deb Margolin SOLO , was published in 1999 by Cassell/Continuum Press. In 2005 she was awarded the Richard H. Brodhead Prize for Teaching Excellence at Yale. Deb is a proud member of New Dramatists as of 2008, and was honored to accept the 2008 Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwright Award.