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Lynn Rogoff is an American film, game 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 with an MFA in Directing.

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'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 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.[1] The play was originally produced by Lucille Lortel at the White Barn Theatre [2] 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 [3] .

Rogoff's film work is as diverse Sesame Street[4],[5] Big Blue Marble, and Watch Your Mouth here in the US and Rechov Sumsum in Israel (Israeli Sesame Street). Rogoff wrote[6] Freedom Fighters: Freedom and Justice for African Americans.

Rogoff founded the AMERIKIDS USA Company.[7] 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 [8] for Christmas 1996. Pony Express Rider[9] was awarded a Crystal Award, a Bessie Award, National Parenting Center Seal of Approval and a Family Channel Seal of Quality.[10] Rogoff's Green Kids is the recipient of the Kauffman Foundation Recognition of Entrepreneurial Achievement.Green Kids won the 2012 [11] People's Choice Award at the New York State Business Plan Competition. Rogoff gave the keynote speech at the Jallo Animation and Game Festival[12] in 2014. In May 2016, Rogoff produced the Virtual Reality game Save the Elephant presented at Heart Virtual Reality Lab.

As a stage director, she has directed Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, The Labyrinth by Fernando Arrabal,[13] Attempted Rescue by Megan Terry, the award winning ballet Journey and The in Crowd, a rock opera by J. E. Franklin.

Rogoff serves as professor at New York Institute of Technology[14] where she received the Presidential Excellence Award in New York City.Rogoff received a[15] research award from New York Institute of Technology to develop her [3] GreenKids Media Endanger series at the University.

Rogoff was born in New York City. She is the daughter of Veterinarian, Dr. George Rogoff, past President of the Bronx Veterinary Society and founder of the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City Journal.[16]

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  1. ^ "doollee.com - the playwrights database of modern plays". www.doollee.com. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "The Hour - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
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  4. ^ "Home". Writers Guild of America East. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "Writers Guild of America West". Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "Freedom Fighters:Freedom and Justice for African Americans by Lynn Rogoff (1993)". www.ecrater.com. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  7. ^ "Amerikids". Amerikids. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  8. ^ http://www.webflight.org/samples/mhhi/product/pe.htm. Retrieved May 15, 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ Lynn Rogoff (August 18, 2015). "PONY EXPRESS RIDER PART 1". Retrieved May 15, 2018 – via YouTube.
  10. ^ "Pony Express Rider". Amerikids. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  11. ^ "Teams & 2012 Winners". May 28, 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  12. ^ [2]
  13. ^ LLC, New York Media (December 24, 1973). "New York Magazine". New York Media, LLC. Retrieved May 15, 2018 – via Google Books.
  14. ^ "Lynn Rogoff - Bio - NYIT". www.nyit.edu. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  15. ^ "NYIT Announces Internal Grants for Research". www.tmcnet.com. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  16. ^ "DR. GEORGE ROGOFF". Retrieved May 15, 2018.