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, was 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 Last Frontier/Valdez Theater Conference, The William Inge Theater Festival, The Midwest Dramatists Conference, and has plays published by Heinemann Press, Next Stage Press, YouthPLAYS, and Playscripts. Romero may be the only person to have presented a play in the bathrooms of Actors Theatre of Louisville during the Humana Festival of New Plays. He is a proud member of ScriptWorks and The Dramatists Guild of America and received an MFA in Playwriting from The University of Texas at Austin where he held the James A. Michener Fellowship.
Romero has also worked as a director, dramaturg, and actor with 3rd Ear Productions, Horse Cave Theatre, rm 120 theatre, Teatro Vivo, the Valdez Theater Conference, the PlayPenn New Play Conference, and through a number of unnamed, independent, intimate, experimental, hospitality-based theater projects, including an original play in a ghost town in a national forest.
He has taught at Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of the Arts, St. Joseph’s University, the Wilma Theater, the National Theater Institute, Austin Community College, The ZACH Theater Center, the William Inge Center for the Arts, and Trapper Creek Job Corps in the Bitterroot Mountains.
Romero is thrilled to return to Acadiana to teach at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
- BA Louisiana Scholars College at Northwestern State University
- MFA University of Texas-Austin