Sunday, May 11, 2008

LULLABY: Notes on the Play and Playwright

About the Play
"Wow, this is not the usual." That was director Brad McEntire's first thought after reading LULLABY the first time. Playwright Greg Romero has endowed the piece with its own original set of stage conventions, including how the actors engage each other as well as with the audience. It creates its own world, shifting back and forth through time, or even playing the same encounters over and over through infinite possibilities. The piece is a nonlinear, almost cubist, view of a relationship that begins with a Man and a Woman. They each breathe in the possibility of a blank sheet of paper. The paper becomes a sailboat and their breath becomes a journey over impossible distances. An exploration of what is inside the human heart when a person falls in love with another equally and beautifully broken individual. 

Greag Romero: Playwright and Coffee Drinker
About the Playwright
Greg Romero received an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas-Austin where he held the James A. Michener Fellowship. Originally from Louisiana, he is currently based in Philadelphia. Mr. Romero's works include THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LULLABY YOU'VE EVER HEARD, THE MILKY WAY CABARET, DANDELION MOMMA, THE MISHUMAA, and THE SHELTER, and have been produced off-off Broadway by City Attic Theatre and Working Man's Clothes Productions, and across the country by Salvage Vanguard Theater, Rude Mechanicals Theatre Collective, Theater In My Basement, Specific Gravity Ensemble, City Theater Company, Little Fish Theatre, and Audacity Productions. 
Mr. Romero has been a semi-finalist for the National Playwright's Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, a finalist for the Heideman Award given by Actor's Theatre of Louisville, and a semi-finalist for the Princess Grace Award. His works have been published by Heinemann Press and, soon, by Playscripts, Inc. Mr. Romero currently works as a Resident Artist for The Cardboard Box Collaborative and teaches writing at the University of the Arts and the Wilma Theatre. 

For more information on Greg Romero visit his blog... click here.

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