Faculty Spotlight: Greg Romero

Greg Romero is originally from Louisiana, Cajun blood on both sides. His plays, site-specific projects, and sound-art collaborations have been presented in performance spaces, found spaces, and through the airwaves of the United States as well as Switzerland, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Jamaica. Romero was selected as the first-ever ArtsEdge Resident, is one of three playwrights to inaugurate the Philadelphia Dramatists Center/Plays & Players Playwriting Residency, and was a pilot member of Hyde Park Theatre’s Playwright’s Group. He is an alum of the WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory, The Valdez Last Frontier Theater Conference, The William Inge Theater Festival, The Midwest Dramatists Conference, and his works are published by Heinemann Press, YouthPLAYS, and Playscripts, Inc. Romero received an MFA in Playwriting from The University of Texas at Austin where he held the James A. Michener Fellowship. 



In addition to writing plays, Romero has also worked professionally as an actor, director, and dramaturg with Horse Cave Theater, PlayPenn New Play Conference, and The Mantua Project. If you look really closely you might see him in the 2004 film The Alamo. Romero was the founder and Artistic Director of rm 120 theatre in Austin, Texas, a theater company dedicated to the development and production of new, experimental plays. His work with rm 120 theatre has been featured in American Theatre magazine and in Off-Off Broadway Explosion.



Romero loves teaching in both the Creative Writing and Drama departments at Austin Community College and has also taught at Drexel University, the University of the Arts, St. Joseph’s University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Texas-Austin, The Wilma Theater, the ZACH Theatre, the William Inge Center for the Arts, the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Trapper Creek Job Corps in the Bitterroot National Forest, and at The Riverstone School, a one-room schoolhouse on a permaculture farm in mountains of Montana.



Romero has also worked as an Historical Interpreter in a ghost town in the Salmon-Challis National Forest and as a juggler for the Philadelphia Phillies.



He also loves nature, wildlife, mountains, and being outdoors and has a commitment to write an animal into every one of his plays. 



Greg at the New Play Exchange: https://newplayexchange.org/users/5432/greg-romero 


The Elephant and the Light in Claire’s Suitcase on the EMMY Awards website: https://watch.theemmys.tv/videos/greg-romero-the-elephant-and-the-light-in-claire-s-suitcase-1


Published version of Of Plastic Things and Butterfly Wingshttps://www.youthplays.com/play/of-plastic-things-and-butterfly-wings-by-greg-romero-255 


Published version of Delaware Mudtub and the Mighty Wampumhttps://www.youthplays.com/play/delaware-mudtub-and-the-mighty-wampum-by-greg-romero-314 


Published play, Two Bubbleshttps://www.playscripts.com/play/1334 

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