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Lia Romeo

Lia Romeo earned her B.A. in comparative literature from Princeton University and her M.F.A. in playwriting from Rutgers, incurring staggering quantities of student loans and no marketable skills whatsoever. She somehow managed to secure a part time job writing standardized test questions, and spends the rest of her time daydreaming about pretty shoes she can't afford and writing. Her play Green Whales was read or developed at the Kennedy Center, HotCity Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, and New Jersey Repertory Theatre, and received its world premiere from Kansas City's Unicorn Theatre in March 2010. Her play Right Place, Right Time was a finalist for the O'Neill National Playwrights' Conference, the HotCity Theatre New Play Festival, and the Centre Stage New Play Festival. It received its world premiere from the Renegade Theatre Experiment in January 2010, and will be produced by Stillwater Theatre in September 2010. Her one act play Baby Boom has been produced by Collaborative Arts, the Looking Glass Theatre, and the New Orleans Theatre Experiment. Her one act play Mrs. Henderson's Cat was produced at the Hangar Theatre. Her short play Yog Sothoth was a finalist for the Heideman Award. This and other short plays have been produced in thirteen different states and internationally. Lia was the National New Play Network's Emerging Playwright-in-Residence at Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey in 2008-2009. She is also a humor book author and novelist; she and her brother Nick are co-authors of 11,002 Things to Be Miserable About. The book was published by Abrams Image in 2009, and garnered favorable reviews in the Boston Globe and other national publications. E-MAIL: liaromeo@yahoo.com