Elaine Romero. An award-winning playwright, Elaine Romero has had her plays Barrio Hollywood, Secret Things, Curanderas! Serpents of the Clouds, The Fat-Free Chicana and the Snow Cap Queen, and Day of Our Dead presented at such theatres as Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arizona Theatre Company, Borderlands Theater, Women's Project and Productions, Magic Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theatre, San Diego Rep, INTAR, City Theatre, the Miracle Theatre, the Phoenix Theatre, Invisible Theatre, the Curious Theatre Company, Urban Stages, the Working Theatre, and the New Theatre among others. She has been published by Vintage Books, Samuel French, University of Arizona Press, University of Iowa Press, Smith & Kraus, Playscripts, Inc. and Heinemann Press, and has an upcoming publication with Simon & Schuster. A past Guest Artist at South Coast Repertory and the Mark Taper Forum, Romero serves as Playwright-in-Residence at the Arizona Theatre Company, managing their National Latino Playwrights Award. Romero participated in the TCG/Pew National Theatre Artist in Residency Program and the NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights. She attended the Sundance Institutes Playwrights Retreat at the Ucross Foundation where she began Walk into the Sea, for which she received a 2005 Magic Theater/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science and Technology grant. Curious Theatre Company commissioned Romero to write Rain of Ruin for their War Anthology, which won a Henry Award for Best New Play in Denver, Colorado. Romero is a Core Member of the Playwrights Center and a member of the Dramatists Guild. She recently participated in the CBS Diversity Institutes Writers Mentorship Program in Los Angeles. The Zachary Scott Theatre commissioned and toured Alicia in 2006 for their Project InterAct.