J. T. Rogers

J. T. Rogers

J. T. Rogers is an American playwright whose work includes Oslo (Lincoln Center Theater, NYC, 2016; National Theatre, London, 2017); Blood and Gifts (National Theatre; Lincoln Center Theater); The Overwhelming (National Theatre, followed by UK tour with Out of Joint; Roundabout Theatre, NYC); White People (Off-Broadway with Starry Night Entertainment) and Madagascar (Theatre503, London; Melbourne Theatre Company). He is a co-author of the Olivier Award-nominated The Great Game: Afghanistan (Tricycle Theatre). His works have been staged throughout the United States, and in Germany, Canada, Australia, and Israel.

For Oslo he won the Tony, New York Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League, Lortel, and Obie awards. Rogers’s essays have appeared in the New York Times, in London’s Independent and the New Statesman, and in American Theatre. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and the Pinter Review Prize for Drama. Rogers serves on the board of the Dramatist Guild’s Dramatists Legal Defense Fund. He is an alum of New Dramatists and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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