Lynn Rogoff

Lynn Rogoff

Lynn Rogoff is an American film and television producer, and stage playwright, theatre director and professor.

Born in New York City, Rogoff is a graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts. As a stage director, she has directed "Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams, The "Labyrinth" by Fernando Arrabal, "Attempted Rescue" by Megan Terry, the award winning ballet "Journey" and "The In Crowd", a rock opera by J. E. Franklin.

Rogoff was a Writers Guild of America, East Foundation Fellow, dramatizing two early twentieth century American icons. Rogoff penned the play "Love, Ben Love, Emma" which is based on correspondence between Emma Goldman and Dr. Ben Reitman. [ [ Lynn Rogoff - complete guide to the Playwright and Plays ] ] The play was originally produced by Lucille Lortel at the White Barn Theatre in Westport, Connecticut in 1983, starring Kevin O’Connor, Penelope Allen, and Martha Greenhouse. Judd Hirsch and Tovah Feldshuh starred in 1985 at The Actors Studio in New York City. In 1993, "Love, Ben Love, Emma" was staged in Los Angeles at the Tiffany Theatre starring J.T. Walsh and Lisa Richards.

Rogoff’s film work is as diverse "Sesame Street", "Big Blue Marble", and "Watch Your Mouth" here in the US and "Rechov Sumsum" in Israel (Israeli Sesame Street).

Rogoff’s television work, "No Maps On My Taps" has aired in the United States and internationally since 1979. "No Maps on My Taps" was honored with two Emmy Awards and First Prize's at American Film Festival for Best Feature Length Performing Arts Film.

Rogoff won a Writers Guild of America Nomination for Outstanding Writing. "No Maps On My Taps" was produced on grants from the AFI, PBS, the CPB, the Ford Foundation and the NEA. This film was the first to capture the black tap dancer contribution to American history. Rogoff sat as a judge for the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Rogoff founded the AMERIKIDS USA Company. [ [ Amerikids Usa ] ] AMERIKIDS dramatizes the true adventures of heroic American teenagers AMERIKIDS was awarded a challenge grant from Oracle Corporation to produce a prototype of the AMERIKIDS interactive, live action CD-ROM game series. The first in this series, "Pony Express Rider" was published and released by McGraw-Hill Home Interactive for Christmas 1996. "Pony Express Rider" was awarded a Crystal Award, a Bessie Award, National Parenting Center Seal of Approval and a Family Channel Seal of Quality. [ [ Pony Express Rider ] ]

Rogoff serves as Professor at St. John's University [ [ St. John's University - Academics & Schools - Undergraduate - Distance Learning - Faculty - Lynn Rogoff ] ] in New York City and is on the Advisory Board of Luminous Visions. [ [ Luminous Visions Board of Directors ] ]


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