Elaine Romero
Affiliated Writer
Tucson, AZ

Award-winning playwright Elaine Romero has had her plays presented at the Alley Theatre, the Working Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kitchen Dog Theater, the Kennedy Center, across the U.S. and abroad. Commissions: Ford’s Theatre (Modern Slave), Goodman Theatre (A Work of Art), NNPN/Kitchen Dog Theater (Ponzi, Edgerton New American Play Award). Publishers:  Samuel French, Playscripts, and Vintage Books. Trilogy plays, Graveyard of Empires and A Work of Art, premiered in Chicago in 2015. Her Arizona/Mexican border trilogy includes WetbackMother of Exiles, and untitled. A Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists, she is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona.


PORTLAND, Ore.: Advance Gender Equity in the Arts (AGE) has announced 35 partnerships for IGNITE, a national program for U.S.-based women and nonbinary emerging theatre artists of color who will be paired with BIPOC women and nonbinary theatre leaders.

“The launch of this inaugural program is based on the roots of shared experience, cultivation, and expansion,” Minita Gandhi, AGE’s national program director and IGNITE founder, said in a statement. “Many of us have not had the opportunity to have had a mentor, or past mentors have been primarily white and male. This program really explores what it means to draw a new line of inheritance.”

The theatre leaders for this year’s program include playwright and professor Elaine Romero

Elaine Romero's Title IX was selected to be a part of the O'Neill's National Playwrights Conference this summer. See the link for more info: http://variety.com/2017/legit/news/oneill-national-playwrights-conferenc...