December 25, 2010

Dollee Archives of Romma's plays

Sophia Romma, talented playwright/screenwriter has graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts (Dramatic Writing Program) at New York University with her M.F.A. Her play, "In the Eyes Of Hope" has been produced at the Jewish Repertory Theater and ran in October of 1998 at La MaMa E.T.C., in New York City. Her critically acclaimed musical Coyote, Take Me there!", directed by the Obie Award winning and Tony nominated Playwright, Colonel Leslie Lee, was also performed at La MaMa Experimental Theater in January of 1999. Sophia "s first screenplay, Across Sadovo Ring Road was optioned by the Disney Motion Picture Group. Her second successful screenplay was finally made into a film. Poor Liza, loosely based on Nikolai Karamzin" short story of the same title and directed by the cult director of Liquid Sky, Slava Tsukerman, has been received with flying colors. the film competed at the Cairo Film Festival, participated in the hors concourse demonstration during the 21st Moscow International Film Festival, Shown at the Anthology Film Archives in Greenwich Village and Show-cased at Sochi Film Festival in Russia. The film has won the Grand Prix Garnet Bracelet for best screenplay at the prestigious Gatchena Literature and Film Festival (St.Petersburg 2001). Poor Liza stars the Academy Award Nominee, Ben Gazzara, Academy Award Winner Lee Grant, and Barbora Babulov. Recently Sophia Romma"s book of poetry entitled "God and the Good" was published. Her play, "Coyote, Take Me there!" along with nine short stories has been published as well, in a book entitled, Blue Devils. She has just witnessed the success of "Defenses of Prague" her third musical stage-play at La MaMa E.T.C. She co-directed this intense mystical play about the Legend of Golem and the magic of the Gypsies.

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