Hyde Park Theatre

Play Slam

8:00 pm, Wednesday, July 17, 2019


Live Playwrights at the HPT Play Slam
Playwrights, audience and light snacks converge Wednesday, July 17th for the summer installment of our Play Slam. Playwrights are invited to read 5 minutes from an original play (no ad-libbing, no actors) before a friendly audience--trust us, it's fun. Playwrights and fans of playwrights are invited to this free event. Sign ups start at 7:30, Slam kicks off at 8:00. Our featured playwright is Greg Romero.

Greg Romero is originally from Louisiana. His plays, site-specific projects, and sound-art collaborations have been presented in performance spaces, found spaces, and through the airwaves of the United States as well as Switzerland, Canada, The United Kingdom, and Jamaica. Romero was selected as the first-ever ArtsEdge Resident and is one of three playwrights to inaugurate the Philadelphia Dramatists Center/Plays & Players Playwriting Residency. He is an alum of the WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory, The Last Frontier Theater Conference, The William Inge Festival, The Midwest Dramatists Conference, and his works are published by Heinemann Press, YouthPLAYS, and Playscripts, Inc. He received an MFA in Playwriting from The University of Texas at Austin where he held the James A. Michener Fellowship. He currently teaches at Austin Community College, where his students bring wolves to class. He loves being outside.

Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. Covered off-street parking for the patrons of HPT is available during performances in the lot at 4315 Guadalupe Street, just north of The Parlor. You can drive through The Parlor's parking lot to reach it. Evening HPT parking also available at the Hyde Park Church of Christ on the northeast corner of 43rd & Avenue B. We are grateful to them both for their generosity.

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

HPT is also funded by grants from The Still Water Foundation and Tocker Foundation.

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