About

Bio:

I’m the one on the left.

Rom Watson is the author of the full-length plays Image and Likeness, Manifesto of Silence, Pickle Juice, The Norma Conquests: The Three Faces of Norma, My Fair Norma, The Importance of Being Norma; Lying Beneath the Surface and Pinocchio in The Bronx; the 10-minute plays The Test, Three Syllables of Shame, Celebrity Death Watch, Performance Anxiety, Mead and Stu go Caroling and Mr. Cuddles; and the libretto for Chamber Music for Bonsai Trees, which is based upon a short novel in the public domain. Nine of his plays have been produced, and others have had readings at The Road Theatre, Moving Arts, The MET Theatre, Alliance Repertory Company, Unknown Theatre, The Laura Henry Studio, Celebration Theatre and the ALAP festivals Dramapalooza, Dramapocalypto and Dramakaze. He is a member of The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, and has been a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. since 1996.

Works:

PLAYS:

Image and Likeness, a play in two acts.

  • reading at The Road Theatre, September 17, 2007.
  • reading (and a monetary prize) at Celebration Theatre, June 2, 2010.

The Norma Conquests:
The Three Faces of Norma
My Fair Norma
The Importance of Being Norma

  • staged readings at The MET Theatre, August 22, 2005, and at The Road Theatre, May 15, 2006.

Manifesto of Silence, a play in two acts.

  • readings at The Laura Henry Studio on Sept. 8, 2002, at The Road Theatre on Nov. 1, 2004, at Unknown Theatre on May 8, 2006, and at The Road Theatre on March 24, 2008.

Pickle Juice, a scatological screwball comedy.

  • reading by Neo Ensemble Theatre at Burbank Senior Artists Colony, April 26, 2017.

Pinocchio in The Bronx, a fable for adults, loosely based on The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.

  • reading at Alliance Repertory Company, January 20, 2013.

Lying Beneath the Surface, a full-length play.

  • reading at Moving Arts, October 23, 2016.

The Test, a 10-minute play.

  • reading at ALAP’s Dramapalooza, September 16, 2006.
  • production by Fancy Pants Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI, June 8 – 12, 2011.
  • production by Neo Ensemble Theatre at The Lounge Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 30 – Oct. 16, 2016.

Three Syllables of Shame, a 10-minute play.

  • readings at ALAP’s Dramapocalypto, October 11, 2008, and at Live @ the Libe, Brentwood Library, March 6, 2010.
  • production by Three Roses Players at The Luna Playhouse, Aug. – Sept. 2010.

Celebrity Death Watch, a 10-minute play.

  • reading at Playwright’s Playpen (ALAP), October 15, 2011.
  • production by ALAP at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, June 4-25, 2017.

Mead and Stu at the Airport, AKA Mead and Stu Go to SeaWorld, a 10-minute play.

  • production by Neo Ensemble Theatre at The Lounge Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 30 – Oct. 16, 2016.

Mead and Stu go Caroling, a 10-minute play.

  • reading at Playwright’s Playpen (ALAP), October 26, 2013.

Mr. Cuddles, a 10-minute play.

  • reading at Playwright’s Playpen (ALAP), September 27, 2014.
  • production by ALAP at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, June 8 – 27, 2015.

Mr. Cuddles and the Pet Sitter, a 5-minute play.

  • production by Neo Ensemble Theatre at The Actors Workout Studio, Los Angeles, CA, March 24 – April 2, 2017.

The Thing on the Doorstep (30-min. one-act), adapted from H.P. Lovecraft’s horror story.

  • production by Offending Shadows Theatre Company at Sacred Fools Second Stage, Oct. 5 – Oct. 18, 2016.

Performance Anxiety, a 10-minute play.

  • reading at ALAP’s Dramakaze, October 24, 2009.

Norma Desmond’s Christmas Carol, a play in one act.  An unauthorized parody of Sunset Blvd. based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

  • reading at Neo Ensemble Theatre at The Lounge Theatre, December 13, 2016.

Norma in Wonderland, a play in one act.

Sebastian Beaumont, a 10-minute play.

All About Norma, a play in one act.

LIBRETTO:

Chamber Music for Bonsai Trees. Based upon a short novel in the public domain.

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