Photo by ASHLEY GARRETT PHOTOGRAPHY

ABOUT

tlotz@mac.com

Teresa Lotzeresa Lotz (she/her/hers) is playwright, composer, and musical theatre writer originally from Baltimore, MD. After studying music composition at Bowling Green State University under Distinguished Artist Professor Dr. Marilyn Shrude, she moved to New York City to attend New York University's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program (Cycle 22).

Recent work includes: Red Emma & the Mad Monk (music, NY Times Critic’s Pick, LadyFest 2018 at The Tank, Ars Nova Ant Fest 2017, dir. Katie Lindsay) written by Alexis Roblan, She Calls Me Firefly (World Premiere: Soho Playhouse, June 2018, dir. Ludovica Villar-Hauser; Workshop, VHTD Foundation and New Perspectives Theatre Company, NYC, 2015 & Cherry Lane Theatre TONGUES reading series, NYC, 2014), A Surrealist Sort of View (music, Prospect Theater Company’s WORLD VIEWS – 2017 Musical Theater Lab) with book-writer/lyricist Sarah Rebell, Mommy’s Little Princess (The Barbour Award Finalist, The Episcopal Actor's Guild, March 2018, dir. Daniella Caggiano), ThreeTimesFast (book and music) with book-writer/lyricist Naomi Matlow ((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, 2016), Vinegar Tom (original music) by Caryl Churchill, The New School, NYC, (dir.  Daniella Caggiano), The Awakening (music) with book-writer/lyricist Sarah Rebell (Musical Theatre Factory Developmental Series at Playwright’s Horizons, 2016, Act One Series at Musical Theatre Factory, NYC, 2015, dir. Celine Rosenthal) , She Calls Me Firefly (Workshop, Parity Productions 2017, VHTD Foundation and New Perspectives Theatre Company, NYC, dir. Ludovica Villar-Hauser, 2015 & Cherry Lane Theatre TONGUES reading series, NYC, 2014).

Past work includes:  The Bowl (New Perspectives Theatre Company's Women's Work Short Play Lab Retrospective 2016, NYC, dir. Jenny Greeman), Petunia and Fang (West Village Musical Theatre Festival 2014, NYC, dir. Christian Fleming) with composer Kiyun Kim, The Toucan Man (words) with composer Jesse Goldman ((O'Neill Theater Festival Semi-Finalist, reading, NYU, dir. Brandon Ivie, 2013), The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged (music) with lyricist EllaRose Chary (NYC, 2013-2016).

Her work has been heard at Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, New York Musical Theatre Festival, Dixon Place, Metropolitan Room and the Duplex. She has had residencies with Goodspeed Opera House, Two River Theater Company, and Musical Theatre Factory.

As a Sound Designer, Teresa has worked on several productions with New Perspectives Theatre Company including Jihad by Anne Chamberlin which is slated for an Off-Broadway production in 2018. Other projects include Money Hurst-Mendoza’s Veil’d at Astoria Performing Arts Center, Maybe Burke’s Love Letters to Nobody, or Insignificant Others, and Cora Fry’s Pillow Book, adapted by Paula Ewin. Teresa also composed the film score for Derrick Jones’ documentary The Great Incarcerator.

As a performer, Teresa enjoys singing and playing violin/fiddle and piano.

She is the former Director of Operations with Parity Productions and is a co-founder of LezCab. Teresa is a member of New Perspectives Theatre Company Women's Work Lab (2012-2017), Dramatist’s Guild, ASCAP, and the the League of Professional Theatre Women.

Teresa currently resides in Alphabet City with her amazing wife, Jessica, who is a social worker saving the world one day at a time, and her occasionally cute (usually mischievous) black cats, Bellatrix and Phoebe, who she wishes would get a job and start supporting the household. She works full time as an administrator, writes a lot, and in her very small amount of free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, watching funny animal videos, and eating wasabi-flavored almonds.