Lia Romeo

Lia Romeo earned her B.A. from Princeton University and her M.F.A in playwriting from Rutgers, ending up with staggering quantities of student loans and no marketable skills whatsoever.   She managed to secure a part-time job writing standardized test questions, and spends the rest of her time writing novels and plays and daydreaming about pretty shoes she can’t afford.

Her play Green Whales premiered at the Unicorn Theatre in March 2010, and will be produced by Renegade Theatre Experiment in the 2011-2012 season. Her play Right Place, Right Time premiered at Renegade Theatre Experiment in January 2010, and was produced by Stillwater Theatre in September 2010.  Her play Hungry will premiere at the Unicorn Theatre in the 2011-2012 season.  She is currently at work on a commission from HotCity Theatre in St. Louis.  Lia was selected as the 2008-2009 National New Play Network Emerging Playwright-in-Residence at Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, and is a two-time finalist for the Heideman Award.

Her humor book, 11,002 Things to Be Miserable About, was published in 2009 by Abrams Image.  It is currently in its second printing, with close to 30,000 copies sold, and has earned favorable reviews in the Boston Globe and other national publications.  Her first novel, Dating the Devil, is represented by New York literary agent Katharine Sands, and was recently optioned by ABC Family and Vast Entertainment for development.

Lia’s plays LOVESICK or THINGS THAT DON’T HAPPEN will be playing at 59E59 from Feb 3-25, 2012.