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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, Akira & The Merpeople (music) with bookwrtier/lyricist Claire Tran (THEatre ACCelerator 2019), She Calls Me Firefly (2 NYIT Nominations, World Premiere: Soho Playhouse, June 2018, dir. Ludovica Villar-Hauser), 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.

Latest News

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!

September 21: Teresa, Tidtaya Sinutoke, and Naomi Matlow are excited to encore their song “In Queens” from Astoria Stories on Saturday 9/21 at 3:50pm  at RIOULT Dance Center (34-01 Steinway) as part of The Backlot Festival. More info can be found here: backlotfestival.nyc

September 19: Teresa and Claire are excited to release their newest demo for AKIRA & THE MERPEOPLE “Glides” sung by the phenomenol Cathy Ang! Special thanks to Aden Kent-Ramsey for his recording prowess!! Check it out on band-camp and buy an MP3 for a donation of $1!

September 2019: Claire and Teresa are having a blast in the studio recording a batch of demos for AKIRA & THE MERPEOPLE. Check out some photos on our AKIRA & THE MERPEOPLE page here.