New Perspectives Theatre Company and VH Theatrical Development Foundation present

She Calls Me Firefly

a new American play by Teresa Lotz 
directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser 

Teresa is working with Parity Productions and New Perspectives Theater Company to make an extended run of She Calls Me Firefly possible. DONATE to Parity Productions with the note that the donation should go towards She Calls Me Firefly to help make it happen.


About The Play

In a bar in a remote town in Kentucky, a man arrives, looking for something he can’t express. Ken has the makings of a good life: a job, a home, and a loving boyfriend. Though however hard he tries, demons from his past keep him from embracing the positive things in his life. Can Ken deal with his past before it destroys his future?

"She Calls Me Firefly is not an easy play to describe. It’s a memory piece told by an unreliable protagonist who admits to having a flawed memory. It’s a psychological examination of PTSD and coming to terms with a traumatic event from childhood. It’s a love story between two men, both recovering addicts...”

From "A Glimpse Into the World of She Calls Me Firefly” by Sarah Rebell. Read More


"The roots of drug addiction are explored in a harrowing and surreal new play, “She Calls Me Firefly”...The connection between sexual dysfunction and addiction is powerfully dramatized, as the roots of Ken’s intimacy issues are presented to us in the disturbing flashbacks to his childhood. Lotz is smart enough to suggest the horrors of Ken’s past rather than show them which heightens the impact of the final few scenes."
From “Firefly: putting the past behind you” by Joe Meyers, Joe’s View

"One of the most intimately powerful shows I've seen in a long time. I laughed, I was moved to tears. Simply breath-taking.” -Samm Vella

“Sexy and life-affirming..” -Antoinette LaVecchia

"The room was re-created into a local bar in Kentucky as we were immersed in a story that conveyed pain, struggle along with humor with a knockout cast of four…” -Helen Galek


June 2017: She Calls Me Firefly enjoys two Pride Week readings presented at the end of a workshop. The first reading was at the SOHO Playhouse and the second was at Jimmy’s No. 43 in the East Village.

CAST: Emily Batsford, Paula Ewin, Sean Hudock, and Eddie Lopez

2016: Rewrites, Rewrites, Rewrites!!!

April 17th - May 3rd, 2015: A Workshop Production co-produced by VH Theatrical Development Foundation (now Parity Productions) and New Perspectives Theatre Company.

Freddie's Place 
aka New Perspectives Studio
458 West 37th Street 
(between 9th and 10th Avenues)
New York, NY 10018

Matthew J. Harris*
Sean Hudock*
Autumn Kioti*
Landon G. Woodson*

*Member of Actor's Equity Association

Scenic and Costume Design by Meganne George
Lighting Design by Deborah Constantine
Sound Design by Janie Bullard
Production Stage Manager: Ashley Holmes*
Stage Manager: Allyson Namishia*

Live music provided by Kelli King’s Texarkana band

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November 18, 2014:  She Calls Me Firefly was presented as part of Cherry Lane Theatre’s TONGUES reading series. The reading was directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser, stage managed by Jenny Waletzky, featuring Jack Weppler as Ken, Autumn Kioti and Veronica, Matthew J. Harris as Levi, and Skyler Pinkerton as Freddie.

November 17, 2013: She Calls Me Firefly was presented as a reading at New York University. The reading was directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser, stage managed by Jenny Waletzky, featuring Maxwell Eddy as Ken, Autumn Kioti and Veronica, Jason Linforth as Levi, and Skyler Pinkerton ( as Freddie.