Resident Playwright2007 -- 2014
J.T. Rogers’s most recent play Blood and Gifts was commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater. It debuted at London’s National Theater last year and had its American premiere at LCT this season, where it was nominated for the Lucille Lortel and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for best play of the year. His other works include The Overwhelming (National Theatre, followed by UK tour with Out of Joint; Roundabout Theatre); Madagascar (Theatre 503, London; Melbourne Theatre Company) and White People (Off Broadway with Starry Night Productions). As one of the original playwrights for the Tricycle Theatre of London’s Great Game: Afghanistan, he was nominated for 2009 Olivier Award. His plays have been staged throughout the United States and in Germany, Canada and Israel, and are published by Faber and Faber and Dramatists Play Service. Rogers is a recipient of a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwrighting. 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’s essays have appeared in American Theatre and in London’s Independent and The New Statesman. He is a member of New Dramatists and the Dramatist Guild and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He lives in Brooklyn.
J. T. Rogers has been awarded a 2012 Guggenheim fellowship in Drama & Performance Art.
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.