Teresa Lotz

Teresa Lotz

Based in New York City


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My Story

Teresa 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. TeresaLotz.com

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composer, book-writer, playwright, lyricist, sound designer

Unions & Affiliations

ASCAP, Dramatists Guild