New Plays New Jersey Bickford Dreamcatcher Rep

Green Whales

By Lia Romeo

New Plays New Jersey

Presented by: Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre

Time: 7 pm

Location: The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, NJ  07960

Karen is a 38 year old philosophy professor with a rare chromosomal disorder that makes her look like she’s in her early teens.  As a result, she has trouble meeting men – until her alcoholic sister Joanna decides to set her up on a date with the local pedophile.  The real problem is, she likes him.  Meanwhile, Joanna is navigating her own relationship troubles with a boyfriend who won’t commit.  In this dark comedy, two sisters search for love and decide just how much they’re willing to settle for.

Lia Romeo earned her B.A. from Princeton University and her M.F.A. from Rutgers. Her plays have been produced or developed at the Kennedy Center, 59E59, Project Y Theatre Company, Abingdon Theatre, the Lark Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, HotCity Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, New Jersey Repertory Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Performance Network Theatre, Stillwater Theatre, Renegade Theatre Experiment, and elsewhere. She has been a finalist for the O’Neill, PlayPENN, WordBRIDGE, the Reva Shiner Comedy Award at Bloomington Playwrights Project, the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, and the Heideman Award.  She was the 2008-2009 National New Play Network Emerging Playwright-in-Residence at Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, and was a member of the 2011 New Jersey Emerging Women Playwrights Project. She is also the author of a novel, Dating the Devil (BelleBooks), and a humor book, 11,002 Things to Be Miserable About (Abrams Image), which has sold over 30,000 copies worldwide.


Part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance Stages Festival

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