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Sophia Romma

Sophia Romma, member of the League of Professional Theatre WomenPlaywright, Screenwriter, Poet, Director, Professor (Screenwriting and Playwriting)
New York, New York USA

Inspiration is really a mystical demon, so to speak. I haven’t a clue where to find inspiration other than from moments in time tinged with poetry; the sublime art of conversation over a glass of wine that smells of roses and reminds one of fresh ink on an opaque page, later hopefully, filled with ardent words. Love, perhaps, and thoughts of the divine are my inspiration.

My favorite novel is Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy. My favorite film is Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Sergei Parajanov. Uggs, puke colored—wearing them, is terribly pop culture, and I am afraid not very flattering on the feet. I don’t drink cocktails at all. My favorite line of a play is from Franz Xaver Kroetz,Through the Leaves, from Mensch Meier, when Otto says: “You could dive all the way down to the bottom in me like it was the ocean, go as deeps as you can, you won’t find any great white shark down there; you know that, don’t you?”

The Brothers Karamazov, a production of the play at the Mayakovsky Academic Art Theater, altered my entire view regarding prose and verse set to the stage.

I still dream of catching my sister by her auburn pig tail and whispering that I love her, very softly—but then that’s only a dream, I remember that she is no longer living and I will have to see her in the other world.

I am not sure what I feel like when I feel like myself. I don’t know what I am, ideas racing, and the veins of poetry buzzing in my ears. I am myself when I am with my children, then I can relax and not hide my face, and not erase my personality to please others.

I love Moscow and St. Petersburg, the cathedrals, the golden spears which touch the tip of the vast Russian sky. That is my escape, the place of my birth—that nostalgia.

Playwright Sophia Romma received her MFA at NYU; Ph.D. from Gorky Literary Institute. She is screenwriter of the film Poor Liza. She has had three plays produced at La MaMa E.T.C. Her recent play, “The Mire,” (Cherry Lane Theater) received rave reviews from the New York Times. She is Literary Manager of the Negro Ensemble Company.

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Week in Review, March 5 – 11, 2012

LPTW’s Blog30 was created to highlight the diversity, passion and brilliance of the individual members of the League of Professional Theatre Women in celebration of the organization’s 30th Anniversary. As theatre artists, administrators, and crew, we often work on productions that morph, develop and/or change mid-stream; Blog30 is no different. Last week, we kicked off the new Week in Review.

Every Sunday, the women featured in the previous six days, as well as three others from our first two months, will receive a little more attention, a second chance for readers to learn about them. Sunday is often a day for reflection, offering the opportunity to catch up on the previous week’s activities. Now, the Week in Review gives our readers the opportunity to experience a week’s entries in one easy sitting. We hope you enjoy the latest addition to Blog30.

I am most myself when I am in between writing on my fainting sofa and my accordion. – Ruth Margraff, March 5

When an entire audience is moved deeply, sometimes to tears, that moment becomes a kind of communion unlike any other experience! – Carol K. Mack, March 6

My life was changed; a producer was born. – Jacki Barlia Florin, March 7

Nothing I saw before or have seen since can compare with their moment-to-moment emotional connection to the roles and each other. – Alexis Greene, March 8

It was the most reassuring thing I had ever read, that the writer of the play that had just blown my mind still considered it unfinished. – Theresa Giacopasi, March 9

I don’t know what I am, ideas racing, and the veins of poetry buzzing in my ears. – Sophia Romma, March 10

From the Archives:

I am always inspired by kindness and empathy, particularly on an overcrowded subway! – Romy Nordlinger, January 3

I went to Emerson College in Boston, MA, and while I was a student I saved the Wilbur Theatre, a legitimate commercial theater, from being torn down. – Tobie S. Stein, Ph.D., January 10

Even inside us, we rediscover the same hills that have to be climbed and the same fields of abundant, blooming fruit and flowers all the time; it is only how we experience it that changes. – Shellen Lubin, January 17

Find Her

Blog30 Launches!
Introducing Team Blog30
Taking Memorial Day Weekend off
Summer Hiatus
Blog30 is Back!

Alexa Kelly
Alexis Greene
Alice Reagan
Alisa Matlovsky
Alix Claps
Amanda Pekoe
Amy Stoller
Andrea Caban
Andrea Kuchlewska
Angelica Page
Angelina Fiordellisi
Anna Nugent
Anne Dunning
Anne Hamilton
Anne Phelan
Anne Stewart FitzRoy, CPA
Antoinette LaVecchia
Asmaa Yehia Eltaher

Barb Kielhofer
Billie Allen

Cara Reichel
Caridad Svich
Carol K. Mack
Carolyn Feleppa Balducci
Catherine Gropper
Catherine Porter
Catherine Schreiber
Cecilia Copeland
chandra thomas
Chelsea Silverman
Cheryl L. Davis
Chiori Miyagawa
Cindy Cooper (Cynthia L. Cooper)

Deborah Asiimwe
DeVida Jenkins
Dorothy Leeds

Edie Cowan
Elaine Smith
Elizabeth Hess
Elizabeth Ireland McCann
Elsa Rael
Enid Futterman

Gabriele Schafer
Gail Kriegel
Georganne Aldrich Heller
Gerda Stevenson
Ginny Louloudes
Glenda Frank
Gwynn MacDonald

Harriet Slaughter
Helen E. Richardson
Helen Stern
Hilary Adams

Jacki Barlia Florin
Jennifer Lane Bustance
Jenny Lyn Bader
Jessica Litwak
Jessi D. Hill
Jill BC Du Boff
Joan D. Firestone
Joanne Pottlitzer
Joyce Liao
Joyce Maio
Judith Binus
Julia Miles
Julia Pascal
Julie Carpenter Sylvester
June Rachelson-Ospa

Karin de la Penha
Katie Pearl
Katrin Hilbe
Kristin Marting
KS Stevens
Kyle Blumenthal

Lanie Zipoy
Laura Annawyn Shamas
Laura Caparrotti
Lauren Yarger
Laurie James
Lenore DeKoven
Linda Chapman
Lisa Rothe
Lorca Peress
Ludovica Villar-Hauser
Lucy Wang
Lynne Rogers

Mahayana (Yana) Landowne
Manda Martin
Marcina Zaccaria
Marcy Arlin
Margaret Fofonoff
Margery Klain
Marie Ann Chenevey
Mari Lyn Henry
Marion Simon
Martha Richards
Maxine Kern
Melanie Sutherland
Melba LaRose
Melody Brooks
Michael angel Johnson
Michele Volansky (PhD)
Michelle Haines
Mira J Spektor
Mũmbi Kaigwa

Nancy Ford
Natasha Lee Martin

Olga de la Fuente
Orietta Crispino

Pamela Golinski
Pat Addiss
Paula D’Alessandris
Paula Ewin
Paula McFetridge
Penny Jackson
Penny Landau
Petronia Paley

Regina Gatti
Richarda Abrams
Roberta Levitow
Robin Rice Lichtig
Robin Rothstein
Romy Nordlinger
Ruth Margraff
Ruth Mayleas

Sandi Durell
Sandra M. Bloom
Sandra Nordgren
Saviana Stanescu
Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy
Sheila Speller
Sheilah Rae
Shellen Lubin
Sherry Eaker
Shirley Lauro
Sondra Gorney
Sophia Romma
Stephanie Klapper
Sue Bartelt
Susan Bernfield
Susan Jonas
Susan Laubach
Susan Wallack

Talia Pura
Theresa Giacopasi
Tisa Chang
Tobie S. Stein, Ph.D.
Tricia McDermott

Valentina Fratti
Vanda

Wendy Barrie-Wilson

Yvette Heyliger

Zanne Hall
Zoe (Corell) Kaplan

Week in Review, February 27 – March 4, 2012
Week in Review, March 5 – 11, 2012
Week in Review, March 12 – 18, 2012
Week in Review, March 19 – 25, 2012
Week in Review, March 26 – April 1, 2012
Week in Review, April 2 – 8, 2012
Week in Review, April 9 – 15, 2012
Week in Review, April 16 – 22, 2012
Week in Review, April 23 – 29, 2012
Week in Review, April 30 – May 6, 2012
Week in Review, May 7 – 13, 2012
Week in Review, May 14 – 20, 2012
Week in Review, May 21 – 27, 2012
Week in Review, May 28 – June 3, 2012
Week in Review, June 4 – 10, 2012
From the Archives
Week in Review, February 18 – 22, 2013
Week in Review, February 25 – March 2, 2013

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