This Spring, two years after the workshop production off-off-broadway, She Calls Me Firefly is coming back. Directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser, produced by Parity Productions — more information soon.


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 

April 17th - May 3rd, 2015

Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pm
Saturdays at 6:00pm and 9:30pm
Sunday at 5:00pm
Doors open half hour in advance for bar service & live music

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*

Tickets: $18
(includes first libation and live music provided by Kelli King’s Texarkana band 30 minutes before and after the show)


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About The Play


New Perspectives Theatre Company and VH Theatrical Development Foundation are taking the phrase "drinks and a show" to a whole new level with Teresa Lotz's play, She Calls Me Firefly.  

It's Nickel Beer Night at Freddie's Place. Ken has come to drown his sorrows, but no amount of alcohol can wash away the secrets of his past. 

As you enter Freddie’s you will instantly be transported from New York City streets to a Kentucky dive bar.

Pull up a stool, grab a drink (the first is on the house), listen to the house band and find yourself immersed in the world of She Calls Me Firefly

"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 (link)


"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


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 (link to as Freddie.