Jason Grote is the author of the plays 1001, Maria/Stuart, Civilization (all you can eat), Hamilton Township, Darwin's Challenge, and This Storm is What We Call Progress. He is the book writer for the musical Scheherazade. He wrote for the first season of "Smash," and is currently a writer for "Mad Men."
He was the 2006 P73 Playwriting Fellow and is a resident playwright at New Dramatists. Visit him at www.jasongrote.com.