J.T. Rogers is the author of The Overwhelming, Madagascar, White People, and Murmuring in a Dead Tongue. His works have been produced in London by the National Theatre; the Tricycle Theatre, where he was one of the 2010 Oliver Award-nominated writers of The Great Game; Theatre 503; and have toured the UK with Out of Joint and been heard on BBC radio. In New York City his plays have been seen at the Roundabout Theatre, the SPF Play Festival, and commercially Off Broadway; they have been staged as well in Australia, Israel, Germany, and throughout the United States. His essays have appeared in American Theatre and in London's Independent and The New Statesman. Mr. Rogers is a resident playwright at New Dramatists, a member of the Dramatists Guild, and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Upcoming: Blood and Gifts at the National Theatre, London, fall 2010.