Wednesday, January 25, 2017

THE SHADES OF ORCUS

On February 4th, 2017, I will be performing in a workshop presentation/staged reading of the new play The Shades of Orcus by Missoula theatre artist Joshua Kelly.  The performance is at 7:00 pm at The Public House in downtown Missoula.






I am playing Thomas Warren, an art critic who has made himself infamous for his major work—a collection of reviews detailing the art, beauty, and performative nature of suicides.  So yes, this play is kind of dark.

The play is asking some fascinating questions and I look forward to stepping inside of these worlds and exploring them with some very smart, talented people.



Big thank yous to playwright Joshua Kelly and director Thaine Bertin for including me in this process.

much love,


ROMERO

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Thank You to Cone Man Running

Big thank yous to Cone Man Running Productions in Houston, Texas, for their inclusion of my short play, Goodb(eye), as part of their very fun 5 Minute-Mile project during November of 2016.

As they describe:

"32 plays are selected for the production.  Eight are scheduled to perform each night.  The next six are drawn at random at the start of the show.  The last six are voted on by the audience based on the title, descriptions and the actors involved!  It’s a different line up every single night!"

Whitney Zangarine (Madeleine) and Bryan Maynard (John) in Goodb(eye); Houston TX.


My own play was concisely described as:  "A man and woman, a secret romance, static electricity passes through the phone wires, as a giant eye inexplicably hovers over the city."

I was very happy to have my work included in this project, and grateful for the extra effort Cone Man Running made to send me a video of the play, taken during the final dress rehearsal:


video



My thanks to Bryan Maynard and Whitney Zangarine for their performances, and to Michael Weems for organizing the project.

Thank you also to Brad McEntire and Audacity Theatre Lab for originally commissioning me to create this work for their Eye in the Sky project (originally featuring actors Lydia Mackay and Jeffrey Schmidt), which began way back in 2009.

much love,

ROMERO