GREG GIOVANNI has been creating new works since 1988. From 1988-99 he was Artistic Director and Resident Playwright of Big Mess Theatre, an itinerant group that performed at many of the performance spaces, warehouses and nightclubs in the Philadelphia area. In 1998 he received the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts’ fellowship in playwriting and the Independence Foundation Fellowship in Theater Arts. Giovanni has also created a variety of solo works including Lectures in Theatre History (part one: Greek Active, and part two: English Sleaze) and Bloom’s Fork, a cabaret based on Joyce’s Ulysses, commissioned by the Rosenbach Museum and Library. He has directed many other works including mezzo-soprano performance artist Martha McDonalds’s Diva Trouble and Girls on the Rocks and David Surtasky’s Bell and Clock, which was one of the hottest tickets of the 2000 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.