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SC Arts Commission 2011 Playwriting Fellow

2011 Playwriting Fellow Rodney Lee RogersRodney Lee Rogers

A Charleston resident, Rodney Lee Rogers is co-founder and managing director of PURE Theatre. He has a B.C.A. in theatre from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and has taken master classes in New York City, Los Angles, Seattle and London.


A playwright, screenwriter and director, Rogers has also taught at the Governor's School for the Arts and served as a teacher and tour manager at the Charlotte Shakespeare Company. Some of the plays that he has written include The Tragedian, What Comes Around and Tell, all of which were produced by PURE Theatre. Steaming Milk and Killing Harvey Griggs are two of his original screenplays. Rogers has been recognized in such publications as The Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, L.A. Weekly and Charleston City Paper. He was also invited as a participating playwright to the 2007 Lincoln Center Directors Lab.