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Jason Grote

Jason Grote is a playwright, screenwriter, and television writer based in Los Angeles. His plays include 1001, Civilization (all you can eat), Silence, Maria/Stuart, Hamilton Township, Darwin's Challenge, Box Americana, and This Storm Is What We Call Progre...

Biography

Jason Grote is a playwright, screenwriter, and television writer based in Los Angeles. His plays include 1001, Civilization (all you can eat), Silence, Maria/Stuart, Hamilton Township, Darwin's Challenge, Box Americana, and This Storm Is What We Call Progress. His devised theatre work includes adapting the script for En Garde Arts' Basetrack (2014 BAM Next Wave Festival and national tour, NYT Top Ten of 2014); David Levine's HABIT (PS122, Luminato Festival, 2013 OBIE Award), and Radiohole's Tarzana (Mass Live Arts Festival, The Performing Garage). He is adapting 1001 into a musical, Scheherazade, with original music by composer Marisa Michelson. Film and television work includes Mad Men, Hannibal, and Smash, and a screen adaptation of John Cheever's short story "Goodbye, My Brother" for Water's End Productions.

His work has been produced and developed at and with ACT, Baltimore Centerstage, The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Circle X, The Civilians, Clubbed Thumb, Collaboraction, The Contemporary American Theater Festival, CUNY's Prelude Festival, The Denver Center, Ensemble Studio Theater, The Foundry, The Gammage Stage, The Glej Theater (Slovenia), HERE, The Lark, The Lied Center, The Luminato Festival (Toronto, Canada), Mass MoCA, Montclair State University's New Works Initiative, The Museum of Modern Art, New York Theater Workshop, The O'Neill National Playwrights' Conference, Page 73, Playwrights Horizons, Portland Center Stage, PS122's/Alliance Francaise's Crossing The Line Festival, REDEYE, Salvage Vanguard, Soho Rep, Son of Semele Ensemble, The Sundance Theater Lab, Texas Performing Arts at UT, The TCG Conference, Theater @ Boston Court, TheatreWorks, Voices of Change--Festival for New American Plays (Theater Bielefeld, Germany), The Watermill Center, The Weston Playhouse, Woolly Mammoth, The York Theatre, and elsewhere. He is an alumni of New Dramatists, was the 2006 P73 Playwriting Fellow, was nominated for a 2013 Writers' Guild of America Award, and was the recipient of ACT's 2014 New Play Prize. His plays have been published by Samuel French and Playscripts Inc., and in The Back Stage Book of New American Short Plays 2005 (edited by Craig Lucas).

He teaches writing in the MFA programs at UC San Diego and Point Park University (Pittsburgh), and at Primary Stages' ESPA, and has previously taught at Rutgers University, Hollins University, The National Theater Institute, and Queens College/CUNY. He is an alumnus of New Dramatists.

Plays by Jason Grote

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