Date of Production: September 2007
A Man and a Woman breathe in the possiblity of a blank piece of paper. The paper becomes a sailboat, their breath become a journey that busts the world open.
A highly-stylized love story, set in the gallery of your imagination.
Rand Harmon (Director) is the founding Artistic Director of Specific Gravity. Most recently, Rand directed the company’s production of Macbeth in a derelict warehouse in Louisville’s old industrial district. Rand was seen in four, and directed eight of SGE’s premiere Elevator Plays, which included his short play Doppler Effect. Local directing credits include Sweet Bird of Youth, Noises Off, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, No Exit, and the premiere staged reading of The Honey Harvest at Kentucky Repertory Theatre. Other Directing credits: Dream of a Common Language, Soulcookie, Two Booth and a Lincoln, Antigone, The Sound of a Voice, Two Rooms, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Zoo Story. Rand has an MFA in Directing from UT Austin, and a BA in Dramatic Arts from Centre College.
Greg Romero is a writer, performer, and dramaturg, originally from Louisiana. Currently based in Philadelphia, his works have been produced off-off Broadway by City Attic Theatre, and Working Man’s Clothes Productions, and across the country by Salvage Vanguard Theater, Rude Mechanicals Theatre Collective, Theater In My Basement, Specific Gravity Ensemble, Little Fish Theatre, City Theater Company, Gobotrick Theatre Company, and Audacity Productions.
Romero’s full-length play, The Shelter, was selected as a semi-finalist for the 2003 National Playwright’s Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and his ten-minute play, Two Bubbles, was a finalist for the 2004 Heideman Award given by Actors Theater of Louisville. His play, The Most Beautiful Lullaby You’ve Ever Heard won City Attic Theatre’s 2006 Playwriting Competition and was a semi-finalist for the 2007 Princess Grace Award.
His collaboration with composer Michael Vernusky, The Eulogy Project, was commissioned by Austin Script Works and was based on Romero’s one-man piece, The Eulogy, published in Monologues For Men By Men (Vol 2) (Heinemann Press).
Romero has been commissioned by The Cardboard Box Collaborative (Philadelphia), and Austin Script Works, and is a member of the Playwrights’ Center of Minneapolis, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, and The Dramatists Guild of America.
Romero received a BA from the Louisiana Scholars College and an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas-Austin where he held the James A. Michener Fellowship.
Romero currently serves as a Resident Artist with The Cardboard Box Collaborative in Philadelphia and teaches at University of the Arts.
A Southern Indiana native, Jennifer is a 2002 graduate of Indiana University Southeast, holding a B.A. in Theater and English. While in college she had the distinction of being a two-time Rasmussen Theatre Scholar as well as a two-time Irene Ryan Scholarship nominee. Since graduation, she has spent the past few years honing her craft with various theater companies in and around the Louisville area. Her theatrical experience covers an array of periods and styles, ranging from classical to contemporary and comedic to tragic. Moliere, Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams, Paul Rudnick and David Auburn are just a few of the playwrights whose words she has had the pleasure of bringing to life. Although equally at home in either dramatic or comedic works, Jennifer regards musical theater as her specialty. She has had the privilege of performing works by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Stephen Sondheim, Frank Wildhorn and Andrew Lloyd Webber, among many others. She seeks to further her growth as an artist and to continue to explore the conditions of the human experience through theatrical performance.
As a founding member of the SGE, Christopher is thrilled to be on the ground floor of such an exciting new theatrical experience. Christopher has been a member of The Footnotes at Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville, IN. has performed at Story Station, in Louisville, KY, and also performed in a murder/mystery for Mayor Jerry Abramson on The Star of Louisville as part of a benefit/fundraiser. Some of his favorite roles include: Sky Masterson in “Guys and Dolls” at Clarksville Little Theater, as well as Fredrick Fellowes in “Noises Off!”, Mark Antony in “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar”, Boss Finley in “Sweet Bird of Youth”, Trotsky in “All in the Timing”, all at Indiana University Southeast, where he is finishing up his B.A. in English and Theater. He is a three time nominee for The ACTF Irene Ryan National Acting Scholarship, as well as a published author for his one-act “The Fith Wall”.
Julia Leist is excited to join Specific Gravity Theatre Ensemble! A graduate of Centre College, she has been involved in many productions, her favorites include Martin Crimps Attempts On Her Life and Charles Mee’s Summertime. She has worked as a Teaching Artist with the Lexington Children’s Theatre and as a literary intern for The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut. She has done work with Pandora Productions, Sight and Sound, and YES Productions. For Julia, a challenging text and a committed, passionate team of theatre artists pushes her to discover and find life in her work. She is thrilled to join the Ensemble where she is constantly in awe of the talent and total dedication of her fellow artists which inspire her everyday.
21c Museum is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting the very best work of living artists from all over the world. With over 9,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as a dedicated video lounge, the museum features dynamic group and solo exhibitions, as well as permanent, commissioned installations. The exhibitions in the reception area gallery and in the lower atrium gallery will change approximately every six months, and will feature artworks from the 21c Museum Foundation, from the collection of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, and from artists, museums, and other private and public collections.