Greg Romero

Greg Romero is a playwright/theater artist, originally from Louisiana. Currently based in Austin, his full-length plays include Door to Balloon, The Most Beautiful Lullaby You've Ever Heard, The Milky Way Cabaret, Dandelion Momma, American Potlatch Roadtrip: The Travel Plays, The Mishumaa, and The Shelter, and have been presented in the American cities of New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Dallas, Austin, Phoenix, Denver, Louisville, New Orleans, and other awesome places. Romero's plays have been produced internationally in Victoria, British Columbia and Kingston, Jamaica.

Romero's site-specific projects and participatory live-events include Material v. Memory (a walking, guided tour through a dozen perishable events staged throughout West Philadelphia), The Dream Listener (in which individuals met in the library of Plays & Players Theater to tell him their dreams), and Marco Polo (staged in the bathrooms of Actors Theatre of Louisville during The Humana Festival for New American Plays).

Romero enjoys an ongoing collaboration with electronic music composer Mike Vernusky on performance projects including The Book of Remembrance and Forgetting, The Eulogy Project, Radio Ghosts, Dallas, Under My Coat is the Truth, and The Babel Project. Romero and Vernusky's collaborations have been performed live in New York, Philadelphia, Austin, and Phoenix, and have received airplay in Toronto, Ontario as part of New Adventures In Sound Art's Deep Wireless Festival and in Zurich, Switzerland as part of Digital Art Weeks, produced by Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich.

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, created by The Kelly Writers House and The University of Pennsylvania. He is currently one of three playwrights to inaugurate the Philadelphia Dramatists Center/Plays & Players Playwriting Residency.

His works have also been developed through WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory and The Last Frontier Theatre Conference.

Romero has been commissioned by The Cardboard Box Collaborative, Austin Script Works, and Little Fish Theatre Collective, and is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America. His works are published by Heinemann Press, Playscripts, Inc, and YouthPLAYS.

Romero received a BA in Liberal Arts from the Louisiana Scholars College and an MFA in Playwriting from The University of Texas-Austin where he held the James A. Michener Fellowship.

He has taught at The University of Pennsylvania, The Eugene O'Neill National Theater Institute, The Wilma Theater, The University of the Arts, Drexel University, and Saint Joseph's University.

Plays by Greg Romero