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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, (Industry Showcase 2020, dir. Michael Bello, (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 was a 2020 Finalist for the Jonathan Larson Grant, is an alumni of New Perspective Theatre Company’s Women’s Work Lab.. 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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February 3-4, 2020: ThreeTimes Fast, by Teresa Lotz and Naomi Matlow, will hold industry readings, directed by Michael Bello (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, We Are The Tigers), with music direction by Elizabeth Doran (Mean Girls, Becoming Nancy) and dramaturgy by Jessica Kahkoska (Letters to the President, Agent 355). The cast features Leana Rae Concepcion, Ashley Pérez Flanagan* (Freestyle Love Supreme, Great Comet), Adam Halpin* (Dogfight, Come From Away), Victoria Huston-Elem* (Finding Neverland, The Addams Family), Emma Lord, Sydney Parra*, and Nathan Salstone* (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).

February 16, 2020: Claire Tran and Teresa Lotz have written a kick-ass Riot Grrl Anthem for the 2nd birthday benefit concert of Ring of Keys, the only network dedicated to promoting queer women, trans, and gender non-conforming artists working on and offstage in musical theatre. The concert queers the existing Golden Age canon of musical theatre, while highlighting upcoming voices who are currently queering our stages and creating a new canon. Each Golden Age tune will be presented back-to-back in conversation with brand new songs by Key Members. Buy tickets here!