J.T. Rogers is an American playwright. His politically charged plays have brought him international acclaim. According to Rogers, his writing is inspired by "stories... framed against great political rupture... [about people] who struggle with, and against... [unfolding] world events — and who are [permanently changed] through that struggle."
Rogers' play, The Overwhelming, was named one of the top 10 plays of 2007 by Time Magazine, Time Out New York, and the Chicago Tribune. In 2009, Rogers joined 11 British playwrights to create The Great Game: Afghanistan for the Tricycle Theatre in London, earning Rogers and the other writers Olivier nominations. Blood Gifts, which premiered in London in 2010 and off-Broadway in 2011, was nominated for Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards. In 2016, Oslo premiered off-Broadway at Lincoln Center and was later transferred to a Broadway run in 2017. The production won the Tony Award for Best New Play, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best New Play, Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play, the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Play, and the Obie Award for Best New American Theatre Work. Rogers will be adapting Oslo into a feature film produced by Mark Platt and directed by Bartlett Sher.
Rogers serves on the board of the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and a resident playwright at New Dramatists.
Rogers currently lives in New York City.