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J. T. Rogers

New Dramatists is excited to offer you a one-day only 3-hour writing workshop with Olivier Award Nominee and 2012 Guggenheim Fellow J.T. Rogers!

Please join us this SATURDAY, APRIL 12TH 12-3PM for PLAYWRITING NUTS & BOLTS. This workshop requires you to attach the first 10-15 pages of your select play with enrollment.

January 13, 2014

Beyond the Culture Wars: A Conversation

Playwright J.T. Rogers and economist Eric Helland have been friends since childhood. Rogers, the author of Blood and Gifts, The Overwhelming and other plays, and Helland, a professor of economics at Claremont McKenna College in Los Angeles and a former adviser to the White House under President George W. Bush, found themselves, as they grew to adulthood, engaged in raging political disagreements. One ongoing argument concerns the propriety and the efficacy of public funding for the arts. On more than one occasion, Rogers and Helland have been asked to share their well-reasoned disagreements with an audience. The latest such event was an early-August session at New Dramatists, organized by American Theatre magazine and dubbed by the speakers “Beyond the Culture Wars: Arts Funding in America, Part 2.”  Read More

June 6, 2012

J.T. Rogers: Complex "Gifts"

When J.T. Rogers’ play Blood and Gifts was in the midst of its off-Broadway run in 2011, the influential Council on Foreign Relations bought up the seats to one entire performance as a kind of field trip for diplomacy wonks and intelligence types.  Read More

December 14, 2011

J.T. Rogers' "Blood and Gifts" Brings Recent History to the Stage

Playwright J.T. Rogers, the young author of Blood and Gifts, is obsessed with history. This is his third historical play—all of which have been critically if not commercially successful. And you don’t have to be an Afghan expert—or even deeply pro- or anti-America’s war in a land where “wartorn” is a gross understatement—to enjoy Rogers’ original, compelling play.   Read More

J. T. Rogers

Please join us - in person or online - for a Pen & Swill featuring a no-holds-barred debate about arts funding in America between ND resident playwright J.T. Rogers (Blood and Gifts, now at Lincoln Center Theater) and Dr. Eric Helland, former member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors under George W. Bush. The evening’s back and forth will be published in the January issue of American Theatre magazine.

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November 2, 2011

Beyond the Culture Wars: Arts Funding in America

Please join us - in person or online - for a Pen & Swill featuring a no-holds-barred debate about arts funding in America between ND resident playwright J.T. Rogers (Blood and Gifts, now at Lincoln Center Theater) and Dr. Eric Helland, former member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors under George W. Bush. The evening’s back and forth will be published in the January issue of American Theatre magazine.  Read More

October 24, 2011

Interview with J.T. Rogers, Author of Blood and Gifts

Blood and Gifts is, at its core, a spy-versus-spy play, laced with black humor. Rogers gives us a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse, evoking the worlds of Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh. At the same time, we get a wonderfully comic set of richly drawn character studies. The play starts with a CIA agent arriving in Pakistan in 1981 to begin his mission -- covert funding of Afghan freedom fighters. We meet his English and Russian secret-service counterparts, Pakistani military officers, Afghan mujahideen, a US Senator and many others -- each with at least two faces.   Read More

October 5, 2011

Lincoln Center to Present J.T. Rogers Play Beginning Oct. 27

Tickets are now on sale for J.T. Rogers' Blood and Gifts, starring Tony winner Jefferson Mays, at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, performances begin on October 27, with opening night set for November 21.  Read More

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