eresa Lotz is playwright, composer and musical theatre writer originally from Baltimore, MD. After studying music composition 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 Mommy’s Little Princess (Reading, New Perspectives Theatre Company's Women's Work May Mini-Festival 2017, NYC, dir. Celia Braxton), ThreeTimesFast (book and music) with book-writer/lyricist Naomi Matlow (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 . Recent work includes 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 (VH Theatrical Development Foundation and New Perspectives Theatre Company, NYC, dir. Ludovica Villar-Hauser, 2015 & Cherry Lane Theatre TONGUES reading series, NYC, 2014), 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 (reading, NYU, dir. Brandon Ivie, 2013), The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged (music) with lyricist Ella-Rose 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 2017. Other projects include Love Letters to Nobody, or Insignificant Others, and Cora Fry’s Pillow Book. 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 Full Length Lab, Dramatist’s Guild, ASCAP, and the the League of Professional Theatre Women.
Teresa currently resides in Alphabet City with her wife, Jessica, and her black cats — Bellatrix and Phoebe.