Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play Winner of the 2017 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play Winner of the 2017 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play "Oslo is a wonderful and moving work that portrays how real diplomacy works. The play shows us what can happen when men and women on opposite sides of what is perceived as an intractable divide strive to create a shared humanity." - Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General of the United Nations "A disarmingly funny masterpiece." - Huffington Post "So human and so funny. Oslo is gripping, compelling, and compulsively watchable. This is what we call drama, and it's what we live for. So, go, already--live " - Variety "The stuff of crackling theater...Oslo is a vivid, thoughtful, and astonishingly lucid account of a byzantine chapter in international politics." - New York Times "Big-boned and gripping." - New York Magazine "A riveting political thriller." - Associated Press "Exhilarating theatrical magic...Oslo makes high drama out of a complex set of negotiations that in any less wizardly hands would be a shallow biopic." - John Guare, Tony Award-winning author of Six Degrees of Separation and The House of Blue Leaves A darkly funny and sweeping new play, Oslo tells the surprising true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships, and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Accords between the Israelis and the Palestinians. As he did with such wit and intelligence in Blood and Gifts, J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex political canvas. Rogers's other plays include The Overwhelming, White People, Madagascar, and he is a co-author of The Great Game: Afghanistan.
About the Author
J.T. Rogers’s plays include BLOOD AND GIFTS (National Theater, London; Lincoln Center Theater), THE OVERWHELMING (National Theatre, followed by UK tour with Out of Joint and BBC Radio; Roundabout Theatre); MADAGASCAR (Theatre 503, London; Melbourne Theatre Company), and WHITE PEOPLE (Off Broadway with Starry Night Productions). As one of the original playwrights for the Tricycle Theatre of London’s Great Game: Afghanistan, he was nominated for 2009 Olivier Award. His works have been staged throughout the United States and in Germany, Canada, and Israel, and are published by Faber and Faber and Dramatists Play Service. Recent awards include NEA/TCG and NYFA fellowships, the Pinter Review Prize for Drama, the American Theatre Critics Association’s Osborne Award, and the William Inge Center for the Arts’ New Voices Award. Rogers’s essays have appeared in American Theatre and in London’s Independent and The New Statesman. He is a member of New Dramatists and the Dramatists Guild and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. www.jtrogerswriter.com
“…as expansive and ambitious as any in recent Broadway history…[A] colossus [with] urgent behind-the-scenes intimacy at its fast-beating heart…a marvel of both expository efficiency and exciting showmanship, by which a big picture is revealed to be a composite shot of precisely defined, imperfect individuals.” —The New York Times.
“…unequivocally fascinating…This is what we call drama, and it’s what we live for.” —Variety.
“…a madly engrossing play…gripping human drama…[OSLO makes] diplomacy not just interesting but moving…” —New York Magazine.