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J.T. Rogers Wins 2005 Pinter Review Prize for Drama


JT Rodgers
J.T. Rogers
Playwright J.T. Rogers of Brooklyn, New York, has received the 2005 Pinter Review Prize for Drama for his play Madagascar.
 
The play will be published in hardcover and paperback editions in fall 2005 by the University of Tampa Press. The winner also receives a $1,000 prize and royalties on sales of the book.
 
Rogers was also recently selected as one of ten playwrights in the nation to receive a NEA/TCG Theatre Residency for 2004-2005, through which he is currently playwright in residence at the Salt Lake Acting Company. In addition to the Pinter Review Prize for Drama, Madagascar has won the American Theatre Critics Association’s 2004 M. Elizabeth Osborne Award, and was a finalist for the ATCA’s Steinberg New Play Award.
 
Madagascar
will be seen this July off Broadway as part of the SPF Summer Play Festival and at The Adirondack Theatre Festival. From September 9-October 9 it will be performed in Florida at the New Theatre in Coral Gables.