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Mac Rogers

Mac Rogers was born in Wisconsin and raised in North Carolina. After studying theater at UNC-Chapel Hill, Mac moved to New York and founded Gideon Productions with Jordana and Sean Williams. In the decade since, Mac has forged a career as an award-winning playwright and performer who writes and produces emotionally gripping thrillers, science fiction, horror, and dark comedies for the stage. Through critically-praised hits like Universal Robots (“one of the strongest, most exciting plays I've seen in years” Theatre Online) and Viral (“one of the best plays we’ve seen in New York in a very long time, and we see a lot of plays,” Flavorpill), Mac combines the popular appeal of film and television genre storytelling with the best traditions of finely-etched characters and memorable dialogue of the theater to create plays that are taut, exciting, provocative, and unflinching.

Mac’s recent works include the darkly comic horror play Hail Satan (winner of the Outstanding Playwriting Award at the 2007 New York International Fringe Festival), Universal Robots (which won Best Off-Off Broadway Play from the New York Theatre Bloggers Association and earned four nominations from the New York Innovative Theater Awards), Viral (which won the Outstanding Play honor from the 2009 FringeNYC), and Fleet Week: The Musical (winner of the Outstanding Musical award from FringeNYC 2005). He also regularly appears as an actor in the independent theater scene in New York, and earned an NYIT nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in James Comtois’s The Adventures of Nervous-Boy: A Penny Dreadful.

Advance Man, the first part of Mac's science fiction trilogy, The Honeycomb, will debut in early 2012.

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Plays by Mac Rogers on Indie Theater Now

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  • Hail+Satan HAIL SATAN
    By Mac Rogers
    When Tom takes a new job at a nondescript corporate office, he is astonished to discover that his co-workers all belong to a religious group dedicated to the worship of Satan.
  • Ligature+Marks LIGATURE MARKS
    By Mac Rogers
    Jill can't live without Terry, so it's up to both of them—and Terry's favorite online multi-player game, NOIR—to make sure she never has to.
  • Nosedive+Red+Ribbon+Gala+2011+ NOSEDIVE RED RIBBON GALA 2011
    By Nosedive Productions
    Five original short plays by Jeff Lewonczyk, Qui Nguyen, Mac Rogers, August Schulenburg, and Crystal Skillman, written for Nosedive's annual fundraising gala.
  • Standards+of+Decency+Series+3%3a+300+Vaginas+Before+Breakfast STANDARDS OF DECENCY SERIES 3: 300 VAGINAS BEFORE BREAKFAST
    By Blue Coyote Theater Group
    A program of eight short plays that explore how the internet has changed the nature of pornography and sex.

Latest News About Mac Rogers

Show preview: Ligature Marks
Mac Rogers (Playwright/Producer/Actor) answers five questions about this upcoming show.
posted by Indie Theater Now Jul 17, 2013

New play published: Ligature Marks
Jill can't live without Terry, so it's up to both of them—and Terry's favorite online multi-player game, NOIR—to make sure she never has to. By: Mac Rogers
posted by Indie Theater Now Jul 15, 2013

Mac Rogers On the Air

Playwrights in Conversation: Matt Freeman & Mac Rogers: Matt Freeman talks to Mac Rogers about his new play "Viral" at FringeNYC this summer, and about earlier works "Hail, Satan" and "Universal Robots." Highlight: Learn about the charismatic centers of Mac's plays.