Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich


Jen is pregnant and dying. She seeks out ancient healer Romeo Chang to help her stay alive long enough to have her baby, but he’s got problems of his own. The clock’s ticking but the chi’s not flowing. Can Romeo pull off one more miracle?


For Dirdra and Janice, Mom’s dead and it’s a great day. There’s going to be a celebration, and hopefully nothing will go flying out the window – including one of them. A viciously comic and tense fifteen-year reunion between two sisters on the day of their mother’s unforgettable death.


In the wake of a subway bombing in an unnamed city, three people become inextricably linked when a young woman goes missing -- her mother, her husband, and a mysterious 20-something photographer documenting the way we adjust to life and loss in a terrorist age. A darkly comic exploration of shared grief.

Productions include Sister Sister (Northern Light Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada), Romeo Chang (Overtime Theatre, San Antonio, winner of ATAC Globe Award), Big City (Trustus Theatre, Columbia, SC, winner, New Playwrights Festival), Boy Girl Boy Girl (Trinity Rep, Providence, RI), Still Life (Forward Flux, Seattle), Double Vision and Absolute Flight: A Reality Show With Wings (NY International Fringe Festival), and Hitting the Wall (NYC Summer Play Festival). Plays developed in NYC at Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Rattlestick, Women's Project, EST, New Georges, AracaWorks, and Urban Stages. Regionally, at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Geva Theatre, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Hangar Theatre, Victory Gardens, Boston Playwrights Theatre, LA's Elephant Theatre, Long Beach Playhouse, New Mexico's Fusion Theatre, Collaboraction Theatre, and more. Published by Smith & Kraus and Indie Theatre Now, she has won or placed in the Woodward/Newman Drama Award, O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Sundance Playwriting Lab, Princess Grace Award, the Heideman Award, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the Julie Harris Playwriting Award, Six Women Playwrights Festival, among others. In NYC, she's a New Georges affiliated artist, a member of Athena Theatre Company's writers group, and an associate playwright at Phoenix Theatre Ensemble.