Sunday, July 29, 2007

LULLABY Lives on in Louisville

The journey for The Most Beautiful Lullaby You've Ever Heard continues, thanks to a wonderful and daring small theatre company in Louisville, Kentucky. Creator of the project, "Elevator Plays" (in which they staged 24 plays inside of elevators in downtown Louisville), Specific Gravity Ensemble, has taken on Lullaby and the work we've begun has been very encouraging and fun.

Directed by fellow former Longhorn (and artistic director of Specific Gravity), Rand Harmon, we've just cast the show and had our first rehearsal. This group is asking good questions and Rand brings alot of experience and alot of love for this play to the production. This group has me asking new questions about the play, which is very exicting and rewarding.

The rest of the creative team includes:

The Narrator: Julia Leist
The Man: Christopher Shiner
The Woman: Jennifer Poliskie

I've been in residence with these guys for almost a week, and I like them all very much. As a fan of the "big small theatre", the folks at Specific Gravity give me another reason to love the scrappy theatre companies that keep the blood of the American theatre flowing. Groups like Specific Gravity, The Cardboard Box Collaborative (Philly), and City Attic Theatre (NYC) will have my heart forever for doing work in such a passionate, fun, and professional way.

Rock on,


Monday, July 16, 2007

Lullaby Closes (Again) But Not For Long (Again)

One of the biggest reasons I create theatre is to create opportunity for humans to come together. Saturday, July 14th, was about as awesome an example as I could imagine.

The wonderful people of City Attic Theatre and The Cardboard Box Collaborative joined forces to present a one-night performance of The Most Beautiful Lullaby You've Ever Heard, and I was moved, once again, by the spirit and depth of the human heart.

In a couple of days, some incredible people came together, worked together, transformed space, dug deep, took care of each other, and put up a really wonderful show for a full and fully-engaged audience.

Sometimes I feel like the luckiest person in the world.

The event was successful, if bittersweet (as most closings are).

I will miss the wonderful people who made all of this happen, but I know that we will all see each other and work together again soon. Because that's what awesome people do.

In the meantime, the projects continue...and another production of Lullaby (to be announced soon) will come to life in the very near future.

rock on,


Saturday, July 07, 2007

In Philly and LULLABY Lives On

THANK YOU to all of the awesome friends who visited with me during my last month in Austin. You guys rock. I will miss you (I already do), but I know we will all stay in touch. Because friends do that.

My road trip across the country was outstanding. THANK YOU to the good folks who hosted me and hung out with me in Baton Rouge, Nashville, Louisville, Ann Arbor, and Pittsburgh. It was a wonderful journey with you.

And now-- I have landed safely in Philadelphia and am stoked about the awesome things on the horizon.

Coming up immediately-- I am really happy to announce that LULLABY lives on.

Come and check it out-- it will be a great time.


NYC's City Attic Theatre presents

Greg Romero's
Hosted in Philadelphia by The Cardboard Box Collaborative

City Attic Theatre, an emerging off-off-Broadway theater company, will present its World Premiere production of Greg Romero's The Most Beautiful Lullaby You've Ever Heard on Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 8:00pm at Plays and Players Theater, Philadelphia PA.

This exclusive showing is being hosted in Philadelphia by The Cardboard Box Collaborative.

The presentation is in honor of several exciting events. The evening will celebrate City Attic's second season, as well as playwright Greg Romero's move to the Philadelphia area from Austin, Texas. The Most Beautiful Lullaby You've Ever Heard also marks Romero's ongoing collaboration with noted Philly director Andrew J. Merkel - their collaboration with The Cardboard Box Collaborative on the upcoming project The Milky Way Cabaret will be presented this fall in the 2007 Philly Fringe Festival.


By Greg Romero

City Attic Theatre
hosted by The Cardboard Box Collaborative

Plays and Players Theater, 1714 Delancey St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Saturday, July 14th at 8:00 pm|60 minutes |Reception to follow

Reservations are required and admission is free |Donations will be accepted

Reserve tickets at

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.

The play was selected from nearly two hundred scripts as the winner of CAT Tales, a playwriting competition hosted by City Attic Theatre last May. The script has been previously developed in Texas and in New York with the Boomerang Theatre Company, New Dramatists and Kitchen Dog Theater. The show is directed by Andrew J. Merkel, with costumes by Amanda Embry, set and lights by Joshua Rose, and features John Conor Brooke, Dianna Marino, and Lucy Walters.



Will see you guys there.

Big hugs,