blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2019  Vol. 18 No. 1
an online journal of literature and the arts
Jason Grote

Jason Grote’s plays include 1001, Civilization (All You Can Eat), Maria/Stuart, Hamilton Township, Desire Path, Box Americana, and This Storm Is What We Call Progress. His musical, One Thousand Nights and One Day, with original music by composer Marisa Michelson, premiered at ART/NY from the Prospect Theater in 2018 and was a Time Out New York critics’ pick. 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). His film and television work includes Mad Men, Hannibal, and Smash, and an adaptation of John Cheever's short story “Goodbye, My Brother” for Water's End Productions. His devised theatre work includes adapting the script for En Garde Arts' Basetrack (2014 BAM Next Wave Festival and national tour, New York Times 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 an alumnus of New Dramatists, a 2019 Walter E. Dakin Fellow at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the recipient of ACT’s 2014 New Play Prize, nominated for a 2013 Writers' Guild of America Award, and the 2006 P73 Playwriting Fellow. He teaches in the MFA program at UC San Diego.  end