J. T. Rogers
J.T. Rogers is the author of White People (L.A. Drama Critics Circle and Barrymore Award nominee for best play of the year), Seeing the Elephant (American Theatre Critics Association and Kesselring Prize nominee for best new American play), Murmuring in a Dead Tongue, Frankfurt, and other plays. His works have been seen at the Philadelphia Theatre Co., Salt Lake Acting Co., New Actors Union Theatre (Moscow), Epic Rep (NYC), the Road Theatre (L.A.), and Miami's much-missed Acme Acting Co. He is currently under commission from the Salt Lake Acting Co., and was just selected as one of ten playwrights in the nation to receive a NEA/TCG Theatre Residency for 2004-2005. Rogers has been a guest artist at Truman State University (MO), and has lectured at the North Carolina School of the Arts' and University of Utah's schools of drama and at the Claremont-McKenna School of Economics. For three seasons he was on faculty at New York University as part of the Creative Arts Team, where he taught conflict resolution through drama in at-risk junior high schools in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Rogers is a graduate of the professional actor-training program at the North Carolina School of the Arts. He lives in Brooklyn.
His play Madagascar won the Elizabeth Osborne Award this year (see accompanying article) and will receive its regional Florida premiere at New Theatre next season.
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