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Ep. 74: A Conversation with Playwright Elaine Romero

The Justice Theater Project, is co-producing Elaine Romero’s play A Sentiment, as part of The 19th Amendment Project. The play opens virtually August 22nd and runs through September 30th.

The 19th Amendment Project, a collection of short plays written by some of the most accomplished women and/or non-binary playwrights working today, writing on the passage of the 19th Amendment 100 years ago and its ongoing impact. Burning Coal Theatre commissioned 14 plays, which The League of Women Voters of Wake County and 12 other area theater companies are co-producing.

For more information on The 19th Amendment Project, visit Burning Coal’s website.

For more information about The Justice Theater Project, visit http://www.thejusticetheaterproject.org/.

About the Guest

Elaine Romero is an award-winning playwright who has had her plays presented at the Alley Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Kennedy Center, across the U.S. and abroad. Recent commissions: Ford’s Theatre (Modern Slave), Arizona Theatre Company (Title IX), Goodman Theatre (Playwright’s Unit, A Work of Art), NNPN/Kitchen Dog Theater (Ponzi, Edgerton New American Play Award). This past season new productions included Like Heaven (Arizona Repertory Theatre), Undocumented (Cal State Dominguez Hills), Revoluciones (Latino Theatre Company with Foro Shakespeare/Mexico), and Bloody River (Union College).

Her war tetralogy includes Graveyard of Empires (Blue Ink Playwriting Award), A Work of Art, developed as part of the Goodman Theatre Playwright’s Unit, and the upcoming Rain of RuinGraveyard of Empires (16th Street Theatre) and A Work of Art (Chicago Dramatists/Goodman Theatre) premiered in Chicago, and Revoluciones (LATC).At Headlands Center for the Arts, Elaine began the final play of the project, When Reason Sleeps. 

Modern Slave was featured at the 2017 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference. It received readings at ACT (Seattle), Victory Gardens (Chicago) and the Road Theatre (LA).

Hear Lauren’s interviews with the other 19th Amendment Project playwrights:

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