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Greg Romero

GREG ROMERO

  (1976 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Greg Romero is originally from LouisianA. Currently based in Philadelphia, his plays, site-specific projects, and participatory live-events have been presented in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Dallas, Austin, Denver, Baltimore, Washington DC, Louisville, New Orleans, and other awesome places. Romero enjoys an ongoing collaboration with electronic music composer Mike Vernusky, whose combined works have been performed live in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Austin, and Baltimore, and have received airplay in Toronto as part of New Adventures In Sound Art's Deep Wireless Festival, and in Zurich as part of Digital Art Weeks, produced by Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule. their collaboration has also been supported by an award from MetLife Creative Connections. Romero has been a finalist for the Heideman Award, a semi-finalist for the Princess Grace Award, nominated for the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Theater Artist, and was selected as the first-ever Resident Writer of the ArtsEdge Residency. Romero is a proud alum of the 2012 WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory, a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, and his works are published by Heinemann Press, YouthPLAYS, and Playscripts. Romero received an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas-Austin where he held the James A. Michener Fellowship.

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        Babel Project, The         Cowboy River         Delaware Mudtub and the Mighty Wampum         Eulogy Project, The         Falling into Fires         Ice Holes         Milky Way Cabaret, The         Most Beautiful Lullaby You've Ever Heard, The         New Orleans: December 26, 2005         Of Plastic Things and Butterfly Wings         Return to the Upright Position         Sharpen My Dick         Shelter, The         Shoebox Full of Putin         Tom's Broom         Two Bubbles         Waiting for Bitches         Wariswar



Babel Project, The

Synopsis:
Infinite workers build a Tower of Babel for the present moment. the Foreman steals language. A weeping willow carves into the skin of a quarry worker, an electrician hears the ocean, an office worker sings a whale song and the Wing Man falls in love with the Bartender.

Notes:
written by by Greg Romero and Mike Vernusky. one of 25 full-length plays that have been selected as finalists for the 2013 Source Festival. Three full-length plays will be selected from the 25 finalists and will be produced at the Source Festival from June 7-30.

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Cowboy River

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Notes:
the play was originally produced As part of the BEST SALVAGE VANGUARD HOLIDAY EVER At Little City Espresso Bar And Cafe (Austin TX).

1st Produced:
Austin TX    2003

Company:
Salvage Vanguard Theater

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Genre:
Drama; short Ten Min

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  3

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Delaware Mudtub and the Mighty Wampum

Synopsis:
Legends of and legendary animals of the Delaware River

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1st Produced:
Plays and Players, Philadelphia    13 Mar 2014

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Genre:
Childrens play

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Eulogy Project, The

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This piece is A 25-minute, live-performance collaboration between playwright Greg Romero And electronic music composer, Mike Vernusky. It was inspired by Romero's monologue, "the Eulogy", published in Monologues for Men By Men Volume 2 (Heinemann Press). the piece was first performed As part of theater In My Basement's "Teatro Caliente" Festival At Modified Arts (Phoenix AZ). It was later commissioned by Austin Script Works for performance At FronteraFest 2006 (Hyde Park theatre, Austin TX) And was selected "Best of the Fest".

1st Produced:
Phoenix AZ    2005

Company:
Theater In My Basement

1st Published:
in Monologues For Men By Men (Vol 2) (Heinemann Press).,    -

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Genre:
Electro-theatre collaboration One Act

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Falling into Fires

Synopsis:
A doctor tests the limits of his imagination with a patient who continually falls into fires.

Notes:
the play was originally produced As part of the BEST SALVAGE VANGUARD HOLIDAY EVER At Little City Espresso Bar And Cafe.

1st Produced:
Austin TX    2006

Company:
Salvage Vanguard Theater

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Genre:
Drama; short Ten Min

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Ice Holes

Synopsis:
Ice Holes is the story of Erik the Red (Sun King Davis) and his subordinate Minik (a puppet directed by Betsy Rosen) violently confronting three famous explorers: Admiral Robert Peary (Eric Humphries), Francis Drake (T. Anthony Quinn), and Ponce de Leon (Omar Bar). During the play Erik the Red also reveals aspects of his life and philosophy.
- dctheatrescene.com

Notes:
part of the Source festival "Heroes And Villains"

1st Produced:
Source, 1835 14th Street NW, Washington, DC    Jun 2011

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10 min play

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Milky Way Cabaret, The

Synopsis:
With an alcoholic magician, clown-costumed assassins, slow-motion heartbreak, and disappearing daughters, we ask: is humanity bigger than the universe? Is a heart bigger than a planet? Set in a South Philly nightclub, the Milky Way Cabaret is a theatrical love letter to Philadelphia.

Notes:
Original production commissioned And produced by the Cardboard Box Collaborative (artistic director, mindy A. beers) As part of the Philly Fringe Festival. Production was staged At Plays And Players theater, directed by Andrew J. Merkel, And Dramaturged by Andrew H. Beal.

1st Produced:
Philadelphia PA    2007

Company:
the Cardboard Box Collaborative

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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Most Beautiful Lullaby You've Ever Heard, The

Synopsis:
Inside of the Most Beautiful Lullaby You've Ever Heard, a Man and a Woman breathe in the possibility of a blank piece of paper. the paper becomes a sailboat, their breath becomes a journey that busts the world open, spilling out a truth so big that it could only fit inside of a human heart in love with another equally and beautifully broken person.

Notes:
World Premiere off-off Broadway production produced At Under St. Marks theatre (opened on May 24, 2007). Directed by Andrew J. Merkel, designed by Amanda Embry And Joshua Rose, And featured John Conor Brooke, Dianna Marino And Lucy Walters. Assistant Directed by Genevieve Wiley.

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City Attic Theatre

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Play/Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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New Orleans: December 26, 2005

Synopsis:
A man in an elevator re-lives the devastation of post-Katrina New Orleans.

Notes:
the play was part of the production, ELEVATOR PLAYS: ASCENT-DESCENT/ASSENT-DISSENT, A site-specific project performed inside of the elevators of the Starks Building in downtown Louisville.

1st Produced:
Louisville KY    2007

Company:
Specific Gravity Ensemble

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Genre:
Site-specific; short Ten Min

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Of Plastic Things and Butterfly Wings

Synopsis:
A plastic water bottle named Sam has lost her parents in the Gyres, a swirling ocean landfill twice the size of Texas. With help from a blue crab with a giant claw, a parrot who thinks she is a seagull, and the Oldest Sea Turtle That Ever Lived, Sam embarks on a family-friendly, music-filled, epic journey to save us all from the lonely, swirling vortex of thrown-away things and lost hope.

Notes:
Play calls for use of live music, and encourages use of puppets.

1st Produced:
Off-Broad Street theatre; Philadelphia PA    12 Sep 2012

Company:
Little Fish Theatre

1st Published:
YouthPLAYS, Inc (Jan 2013)   978-1620881835

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Genre:
TYA

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Male:  2-10            Female:  3-10            Other:  -

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Return to the Upright Position

Synopsis:
online text collaboration in response to 9/11

Notes:
Written by Greg Romero, Cusi Cram; Mitchell Gossett; Julie Hebet; Llysa Holland; Julie Jensen; Jennifer Maisel; Julia Pearlstein; Brad Rothbart; Caridad Svich; Ann E Taylor; Elizabeth Wong; Michael Wright; Allison Eve Zell

1st Produced:
Perishable Theatre Textplosion Series, Providence, RI    2002

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Sharpen My Dick

Synopsis:
(FUCKPLAYS) This is a program of eight new plays that collectively take a voyeuristic journey through eight playwrights' most private places and offer a sincere examination of our most basic carnal desires. It's a co-presentation of Soho Thinktank, Galapagos Art Space, Working Man's Clothes Productions, the Thursday Problem, and Jeffrey Schulman. --nytheatre.com

Notes:
the play was included in the production, FUCKPLAYS, And performed At the Ohio theatre (NYC) And Galapagos Art Space (Brooklyn).

1st Produced:
Ohio Theatre, NY    2007

Company:
Working Man's Clothes Productions

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Ten Min

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Shelter, The

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the Shelter was A semi-finalist for the 2003 National Playwrights Conference At the Eugene O'Neill Center.

1st Produced:
Austin TX    2004

Company:
Gobotrick Theatre Company

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Genre:
Full length Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Shoebox Full of Putin

Synopsis:
Vladimir Putin, a wolfskin rug, and three cans of beans in a shoe-box.

Notes:
Produced As part of 300 PLAYS ABOUT VLADIMIR PUTIN At the Off-Center (Austin TX)

1st Produced:
Austin TX    2003

Company:
Rude Mechanicals Theatre Collective

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Music:
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Genre:
Comedy; short Ten Min

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  3

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Tom's Broom

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A series of plays based on tracks from the Tom Waite Album "Small Change" And performed under that title

1st Produced:
Bath House Cultural Center    2002

Company:
Audacity Productions

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Genre:
Short play

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Two Bubbles

Synopsis:
Three versions (past, present, future) of a young couple stay up all night trying to break the record. An eerie exploration of two souls looking for love.

Notes:
the play was produced As part of the 24-hour festival, ONE (MORE) DAY ONLY At Plano's ArtCenter theatre (Plano TX). the play was later co-produced by rm 120 theatre And Cliff Diver Productions for FronteraFest 2003 (Hyde Park theatre; Austin TX) And selected As "Best of the Fest". TWO BUBBLES was Also A finalist for the 2003 Heideman Award given by Actor's theatre of Louisville.

1st Produced:
Plano TX    2002

Company:
Audacity Productions/Rover Dramawerks

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
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Genre:
comedy Ten Min

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Waiting for Bitches

Synopsis:
Two college freshman sit in a graveyard, waiting for their bitches to show up.

Notes:
First produced As part of the Mind Over Money theatrical Festival in Austin, Texas (Fall 2000) At Movement's Gallery. Later included As part of FronteraFest (2001) At Hyde Park theatre (Austin, TX).

1st Produced:
Austin TX    2000

Company:
rm 120 Theatre

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Genre:
Comedy; short One Act

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Wariswar

Synopsis:
an online text-performance collaboration in response to the Iraq War

Notes:
conceived and edited by Caridad Svich; text by Alexander Barreto, Chris Danowski, Lyssa Holland, Jennifer Maisel, Glen Skip-Newell, Greg Romero, Caridad Svich, Ann Taylor, Timothy Verret and Michael Wright.

1st Produced:
theaters Against War, NY www.thawaction.org    Aug 2005

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Genre:
text performance

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