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Sophia Romma

Birth Place: Moscow, Russian Federation

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Sophia Romma, Ph.D., Esq.
Playwright/Screenwriter/Director, Dr. Sophia Romma is the author of sixteen stage-plays, produced Off-Off Broadway/Off-Broadway, three of which were produced at La MaMa E.T.C. Her play, “The Past Is Still Ahead,” which she also directed ran at the Cherry Lane Theatre, at the MITF and toured Montauk, London, Moscow, Montreal and Seoul. The Negro Ensemble Company presented "The Mire" at the Cherry Lane Theatre, heralded by the New York Times for “grinding down stubborn cultural borders with love’s symphony.” Romma’s “Cabaret Émigré,” was lauded by The Villager for: “Delving deep into the dislocated émigré’s soul in erotic quantum verse.” Romma graduated from Tisch School of the Arts (M.F.A), holds a Ph.D. in Philology from Maxim Gorky Literary Institute, and a Master of Laws from Fordham University School of Law. She directed plays by Leslie Lee, August Wilson and Austin Phillips at the Schomburg Center, FDCAC, and Mayakovski Academic Art Theatre. Romma served as Literary Manager and Dramaturg of NEC. She is the Producing Artistic Director of The Garden of the Avant-Garde Film and Theatrical Foundation and is an International Law and Human Rights attorney. Ms. Romma is an adjunct professor of College Writing I at New York School of Career and Applied Studies at Touro College and is the Assistant Director of the Writing Center of Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. http://gardenofavantgarde.com

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Photo Flash: USED AND BORROWED TIME World Premiere At Quad Cinema NYC


The film 'Used and Borrowed Time' had its red carpet world premiere May 7, 2021 at Quad Cinema NYC.

USED AND BORROWED TIME to Premiere at Quad Cinema in May


With live audience events finally able to return to New York art houses, 'Used and Borrowed Time,' written and directed by Sophia Romma, will have its red carpet world premiere May 7 at 7:00 PM at Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street in Greenwich Village.

LIBERTY'S DAUGHTERS Immigrant Women Read Monologues At The Nuyorican Poets Cafe


In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month:Immigrant/International Artists and Scholars in New York (IASNY) Honor Roll! (Women+ Playwrights 40+) Nuyorican Poets Café invite you to an evening of IMMIGRANT WOMEN'S MONOLOGUESat the virtual Nuyorican Poets Café. Live-stream On Zoom - June 23, At 8 Pm a?" Free, https://www.nuyorican.org.

IASNY to Celebrate Women Artists History Month With LIBERTY'S DAUGHTERS


Immigrant Artists and Scholars in New York (IASNY) Playwrights Across Borders plan to celebrate Women Artists History Month at the storied Nuyorican Poets Café (236 East 3rd ST. New York, NY 10009) on Saturday, March 14, 1 - 3 pm with an afternoon of IMMIGRANT WOMEN'S MONOLOGUES written by 13 fabulous women playwrights/artists:

Photo Flash: LPTW Oral History Project Welcomes Tovah Feldshuh


The League of Professional Theatre Women, an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, presented an Oral History Project event with six-time Emmy and Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh on Monday, May 6 at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Ms. Feldshuh discussed her life and prolific career with award-winning drama critic Linda Winer.

LPTW Will Present Oral History With Tovah Feldshuh at NY Library For The Performing Arts


The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present an Oral History Project event with six-time Emmy and Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh on Monday, May 6 starting at 6pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Admission to the event is FREE and seats are available on a first-come-first-seated basis. Doors will open at 5:30pm.

LPTW To Present Oral History With Playwright Lynn Nottage


The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present its first Oral History Project of 2019 with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage on Monday, February 4 starting at 6pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street).

Photo Flash: Oral History Project With Lois Smith Presented By The League Of Professional Theatre Women


On Monday, October 22nd, award-winning theatre performer Lois Smith was interviewed by drama critic Linda Winer, recent recipient of the 2018 LPTW Special Award, in the latest installment of the League of Professional Theatre Women's Oral History Series at The New York Public Library for The Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

LPTW To Honor Lois Smith With Oral History Project 10/22


The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present its first Oral History Project of the 2018-19 season with Tony-nominated actress Lois Smith on Monday, October 22 starting at 6pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Admission to the event is FREE and seats are available on a first-come-first-seated basis. Doors will open at 5:30pm. 

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Joins The League Of Professional Theatre Women's for ORAL HISTORY


On Monday, May 7th The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Lisa Rothe, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, presented the final Oral History event of their 2017-18 season with two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Ms. Rivera talked about her life and illustrious career with Broadway World's lead correspondent, Richard Ridge, host of Backstage with Richard Ridge. 

League of Professional Theatre Women to Present Oral History with Chita Rivera


The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Lisa Rothe, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the final Oral History event of their 2017-18 season with two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera.

The League Of Professional Theatre Women Presents an Interview with Laura Linney


The League of Professional Theatre Women,  is pleased that three-time Academy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee, LAURA LINNEY will sit down with JAMES NAUGHTON to discuss her extensive body of work in theatre, film and TV. 

League of Professional Theatre Women to Host Interview with Laura Linney


The League of Professional Theatre Women,  is pleased that three-time Academy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee, LAURA LINNEY will sit down with JAMES NAUGHTON to discuss her extensive body of work in theatre, film and TV. The event will take place on Monday, March 6 at 6:00 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. Admission is free, but seats will be on a first-come-first-seated basis.  

International Women Artists' Salon Announces AN EVENING OF REVOLUTION


International Women Artists' Salon today announced an evening of revolution showcasing artists from the worlds of music, poetry, theater, painting, dance, film, and animation, premiering Saturday, August 20 at 7:30PM at Dixon Place, located at 161 Chrystie Street. Admission to the hour-long event is free.

THAT QUEER BLIND SILENCE Plays 13th St. Rep, Now thru 8/23


The human condition of gays in contemporary Russia mirrors life in a phantasmagoric insane asylum. That's the view of a new play, 'That Queer Blind Silence' (www.thatqueerblindsilence.com) by emigre playwright Sophia Romma. Her political farce, written in English but in the style of Russian Expressionism, depicts the ordeals of a fictional figure skater whose character was inspired partly by the life and career of bronze medalist Johnny Weir. Underground International Voices of Theatre, in association with The O'Neill Film and Theatrical Foundation, will present the play's world premiere run tonight, August 5 to 23 at 13th Street Repertory Company, 50 West 13th Street, NYC, directed by John Beshaw-Farrell.

Upcoming Premiere of THAT QUEER BLIND SILENCE at 13th Street Repertory Theater Cancelled


Underground International Voices of Theatre and The O'Neill Film and Theatrical Foundation announced today that 'That Queer Blind Silence' by Sophia Romma, directed by John Beshaw-Farrell, which was scheduled to premiere at 13th Street Repertory Theater, NYC from August 5 to 23, has been canceled. The producers decided that the play, a work of staccato verse to be performed in the style of Russian Expressionism, would profit by further development before opening for its world premiere run.

THAT QUEER BLIND SILENCE to Play 13th St. Rep, 8/5-23


The human condition of gays in contemporary Russia mirrors life in a phantasmagoric insane asylum. That's the view of a new play, 'That Queer Blind Silence' (www.thatqueerblindsilence.com) by emigre playwright Sophia Romma. Her political farce, written in English but in the style of Russian Expressionism, depicts the ordeals of a fictional figure skater whose character was inspired partly by the life and career of bronze medalist Johnny Weir. Underground International Voices of Theatre, in association with The O'Neill Film and Theatrical Foundation, will present the play's world premiere run August 5 to 23 at 13th Street Repertory Company, 50 West 13th Street, NYC, directed by John Beshaw-Farrell. Ten percent of ticket sales will be donated to Underground International Voices of Theatre to support that organization's efforts for equal rights of the LGBTQ community in the Russian Federation.

365 WOMEN A YEAR: A PLAYWRITING PROJECT Set for Tonight


365 WOMEN A YEAR: A PLAYWRITING PROJECT involves over 400 women who signed on to write one or more one-acts about extraordinary women in both past and present history. The project's goal is to write women back into the social consciousness as well as empower and promote female playwrights around the globe.

365 WOMEN A YEAR: A PLAYWRITING PROJECT Set for 4/11


365 WOMEN A YEAR: A PLAYWRITING PROJECT involves over 400 women who signed on to write one or more one-acts about extraordinary women in both past and present history. The project's goal is to write women back into the social consciousness as well as empower and promote female playwrights around the globe.

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