Adrien Royce

Lyricist Playwright

Adrien Royce's plays have been produced/workshopped by FringeNYC, Chicago Dramatists, Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, West Bank Downstairs Theatre, Love Creek Productions, Atlantic Stage, Perseverance Theatre and Turnip Theatre Company, among others. Her work has been honored in numerous festivals and awards programs including Jane Chambers, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and the New American Theatre. Her shows include: BIGFOOT and OTHER LOST SOULS, a musical spiritual quest, book by Ms. Royce (adapted from her stage play, Everything That Happens In the Woods Is Real), music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann; BELIEVE IN ME, A Bigfoot Musical, book by Ms. Royce, music and lyrics by Michael Holland; NEUROTIC SPLENDOR, which received First Place honors in the 2003 Sonoma County Repertory Theatre New Works Festival and her book and lyrics for the musical, EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN the WOODS IS REAL, which won Second Place honors. Other works include Swimming to the Surface, Fast Friends, Maximum Gray (published by Gary Garrison's the Loop,) Two Acts by Two Women, Hungover From the 80's -- book and lyrics by Adrien Royce, music by Mark Hollmann -- and Bigfeet, in which she also performed, directed by Mr. Hollmann. Monologues from her plays and musicals were published by Smith & Kraus. Adrien was writer/lyricist/co-director of the award-winning short film, Check It Out, a rock opera and public service program for the American Cancer Society. For her work with the Newark Literacy Campaign she was awarded a grant from the MidAtlantic Arts Foundation Artist-as-Catalyst program. Adrien received a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Illinois/Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. She is a member of Dramatists Guild of America, AEA, SAG and AFTRA.