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Teresa Lotzeresa Lotz (she/they) is an award-winning playwright and composer-lyricist. Her work includes She Calls Me Firefly (2019 New York Innovative Theater Award Winner Best Original Short Script, World Premiere: Soho Playhouse, June 2018, dir. Ludovica Villar-Hauser), Akira & The Merpeople (music) with bookwriter/lyricist Claire Tran (Musical Theater Factory 4x15, 2019, dir Cristina Angeles, THEatre ACCelerator 2019), Red Emma & the Mad Monk (NY Times Critic’s Pick, 6 NYIT Nominations, LadyFest 2018 at The Tank, Ars Nova ANT Fest 2017, dir. Katie Lindsay) written by Alexis Roblan, ThreeTimesFast (book and music) with bookwriter/lyricist Naomi Matlow (Florida Festival of New Musicals 2019, O'Neill Theater Festival Semi-Finalist, Pallas Theater Table Read Series Winner 2017, The Script at Stage 74, NYC, dir. Michael Bello 2017, New York Film Academy, Winter New Works Series 2016, NYC, dir. Robert Longbottom), A Surrealist Sort of View (music, Prospect Theater Company’s WORLD VIEWS – 2017 Musical Theater Lab, dir. Dev Bondarin) with book-writer/lyricist Sarah Rebell, Mommy’s Little Princess: A Craigslist Love Story (The Barbour Award Finalist, The Episcopal Actor's Guild, March 2018, dir. Daniella Caggiano), The Awakening (music) with bookwriter/ lyricist Sarah Rebell (O'Neill Theater Festival Semi-Finalist, Reading,, Musical Theatre Factory Developmental Series, Playwright’s Horizons, 2016 dir. Celine Rosenthal). Teresa is a member of Dramatist’s Guild and ASCAP. Music Composition, B.M., Bowling Green State University. Musical Theatre Writing, M.F.A., New York University.

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November 22 - December 20: Russians in track suits play melodicas to an original, folk-punk score (written by Teresa, Christie Baugher and Will Turner) in this fresh adaptation of ANNA KARENINA by Gwen Kingston, directed by Ashley Teague. Set in 1880s Russia and dripping with Eastern European ennui, our comedic reimagining of the classic tale moves at the speed of a runaway train as it examines the consequences of female rebellion and its echoes today. It's running November 22-December 20th at THE FLEA. Buy Tickets Here.

October 31, 2019: Shadows lurk in the woods, ready to take the sinners. The eyes are always watching. Children disappear. Storefronts never change. There are always whispers. Welcome to Averno. Averno Township is a new multimedia art form encompassing a myriad of disciplines, including Live from Averno - a podcast, Wayward Sisters - a new rock musical, Wild Things - a queer play. and so much more. Learn more.

October 2019: Listen to the new AKIRA & THE MERPEOPLE demos on Bandcamp.

September 2019: Teresa is thrilled to announce that She Calls Me Firefly has won the 2019 New York Innovative Theater Award for Best Original Short Script! Huge thanks to the team who made it possible! Much love to Daniel Burns for his nomination as best featured actor and to the Red Emma & the Mad Monk team for their whopping SIX nominations!