J. T. Rogers

Alumni Playwright

2007 -- 2014

J.T. Rogers’s plays include BLOOD AND GIFTS (National Theatre, London; Lincoln Center Theater, Drama Desk Award Nominee and Lucille Lortel Award Nominee); THE OVERWHELMING (National Theatre; Roundabout Theatre); WHITE PEOPLE (Off Broadway with Starry Night Productions); and MADAGASCAR (SPF Festival in NYC; Melbourne Theatre Company). As one of the original playwrights for the Tricycle Theatre of London’s The Great Game: Afghanistan he was nominated for a 2009 Olivier Award. His works have been staged throughout the United States and in Germany, Canada, Australia, and Israel, and are published by Faber and Faber and Dramatists Play Service. He is a 2012 Guggenheim fellow in playwriting. Other recent awards include, NEA/TCG and NYFA fellowships, the Pinter Review Prize for Drama, the American Theatre Critics Association’s Osborne Award, and the William Inge Center for the Arts’ New Voices Award. Rogers serves on the board of the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, is a member of New Dramatists, and holds an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

ND Activity
  • Creativity Fund

    Creativity Fund

    The Creativity Fund blends the flexibility of a one-day play reading with the intensive focus of a two-week workshop, providing ten to fifteen playwrights per year the opportunity to program three to five day workshops on an ad hoc basis. Creativity Fund workshops are structured according to each writer's needs at any stage of development and are funded through a lead grant from the Andew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • Pen & Swill

    Pen & Swill

    Pen & Swill is a catch-all phrase for events designed to stimulate discussion among the resident playwright company on artistic and professional issues. Some are private-just for resident writers-most are open to the public, and they almost always include drinks and snacks.

  • PlayWriting Australia Exchange

    PlayWriting Australia Exchange

    Currently on hiatus, a playwright exchange between PlayWriting Australia and New Dramatists.

  • Writers' Executive Committee

    Writers' Executive Committee

    The Writers' Executive Committee is a voluntary grouping of resident playwrights who meet throughout the year to discuss and make decisions concerning the work of New Dramatists and to help guide the organization.

Playwright Buzz

February 1, 2014

Pugnacious profile of JT Rogers

THE WEEKLY STANDARD has published a long, very opinionated "appreciation" of JT Rogers's body of work as a playwright.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/stagecraftsman_773246...

November 14, 2013

TOKYO VICE staring Daniel Radcliffe

JT's screenplay of Tokyo Vice, set in the world of the yakuza and based on his childhood friend's memoir of the same title, is financed and will be shoot on location next year in Tokyo.

November 14, 2013

Debate between JT and former White House economist now online.

JT Rogers and Dr. Eric Helland hashed over politics and arts policy at ND a few months back. American Theater magazine has just posted excerpts and the entire video here: http://www.tcg.org/publications/at/issue/featuredstory.cfm?s...

April 17, 2012

Guggenheimed

J. T. Rogers has been awarded a 2012 Guggenheim fellowship in Drama & Performance Art.

February 21, 2012

Politics and theater

J. T. Rogers is set to deliver a lecture on March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Maris College about his play his work and travels, sponsored by the World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Contact Info

c/o John Buzzetti
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
1325 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
(212) 586-5100
jbuzzetti@wmeentertainment.com

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