Help us bring OBIE Award-Winning Artist Deb Margolin's Newest One-Woman Show to Montgomery County

About the Project

Help bring acclaimed performance artist and playwright Deb Margolin's newest one-woman show, 8 STOPS, to Unexpected Stage!

We are so thrilled to be working with Deb Margolin this summer, and can't wait for her to share this beautiful work with our audiences. Read on to learn more about this funny and touching piece, and to learn more about Deb Margolin! Thank you--Rachel and Chris, Co-Producing Artistic Directors

Known to area audiences for the provocative play Imagining Madoff, Margolin’s thought-provoking new solo work 8 STOPS is a comedy concerning the grief of endless compassion. The New York Times calls it "undeniably funny." Looking at life and death through the eyes of her son, Margolin's comic investigation reaches many of the most profound registers as she contemplates the suburbs, the spiritual exurbs, illness, desire, and a subway ride with a motherless child who Margolin realizes she has to raise in the time it takes to travel eight stops. This rousing work will leave theater-goers with questions about the nature of compassion and the limits, and the limitlessness, of human endurance.

DEB MARGOLIN
is a playwright, performance artist, actor and past founding member of Split Britches Theater Company. She is the author of nine full-length solo performance pieces, as well as numerous plays, and is the recipient of a 1999-2000 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance. Deb was awarded the 2005 Richard H. Brodhead Prize for Teaching Excellence at Yale University, and the 2005 Kesselring Playwriting Prize for her play Three Seconds in the Key as well as the 2008 Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwright Award. Caryl Churchill’s play Seven Jewish Children inspired Deb’s piece Seven Palestinian Children, both pieces, exploring the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, have been presented together internationally. She has lectured extensively at universities throughout the country and has been an artist in residence at New York University, Hampshire College, University of Hawaii, and Zale Kimmerling writer-in-residence at Tulane University. Deb's play Imagining Madoff premiered at Stageworks Hudson in Hudson, NY and at Theater J in Washington, DC, and was nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play. A compilation of her performance pieces and plays entitled Of All The Nerve: Deb Margolin SOLO was published in 1999 by Cassell/Continuum Press. Deb is currently an Associate Professor (adj.) in Yale University's undergraduate Theater Studies Program, and a proud alum of New Dramatists. She lives in New Jersey, which she denies.


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Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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  • Donate $1 or more

    We'll thank you on our Unexpected Stage Facebook page and in the 8 STOPS program.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $10 or more

    We'll email you one fun fact per week in the lead-up to the 8 STOPS opening night, plus the benefits of the previous level.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
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    We'll give you a voucher for one free item from concessions, plus the benefits of the previous level.
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    Get access to Deb's list of her top-5 all-time favorite YouTube pet videos, plus the benefits of the previous level.
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    One free ticket to 8 STOPS, plus the benefits of the previous level.
    Amount over $27 is tax-deductible
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    A copy of the 8 STOPS program, signed by Deb, plus the benefits of the previous level.
    Amount over $27 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    Say hello to Ms. Margolin after the performance, plus the benefits of the previous level.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
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