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    Women's Work

    Women's Work Spring Mini-Festival!

    Meet the Writers and Directors!

    WRITERS 

    TERESA LOTZ is a playwright, composer and lyricist/book-writer whose play She Calls Me Firefly received a showcase production with NPTC and VH Theatrical Development Foundation in April 2015 at NPTC Studio. It was previously performed at Cherry Lane Theatre TONGUES reading series, NYC, dir. Ludovica Villar-Hauser, 2014. Other works include The Bowl (Women's Work Short Play Lab 2014, 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), Grounded; an original One Act Musical (book and lyrics) with composer-lyricist Ryan Korell (Nashville, 2012). She works with VH Theatrical Development Foundation, Works by Women, and is the Executive Director of LezCab. Teresa is a member of the WW Full length Lab, Dramatist’s Guild, ASCAP, and apprentice with the League of Professional Theatre Women. Bowling Green State University, B.M. Music Composition. New York University, M.F.A Musical Theatre Writing.

    MICHELE MILLER’S full-length play, Real Estate, was a semi-finalist in the 2002 American Theatre Coop Playwriting Contest and received readings at Women's Project, Word of Mouth and Vital Theatre. Her one-act, Products of Conception, was produced in the Estrogenius Festival at Manhattan Theatre Source in 2003, the Strawberry Festival in 2004, and was a 2012 semifinalist for Eden Prairie Players Collection of One-Acts. Bedtime Stories, was produced as part of the Development Series at Manhattan Theatre Source in 2004. Her short play Power Girls Support Group was part of the inaugural WW Short Play Festival in 2008 and in 2011 NPTC developed and produced her comedy, Mother of God! at the Richmond Shepard Theatre. With that play, Michele was also a finalist in the 2012 Princess Grace Awards. Her one-act comedy, CRAZY FOR YOU, BABY was a finalist in the 2012 Estrogenius Festival where it was given a reading. Other short plays of Michele’s have been seen at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, the Women’s Project, and Blueberry Pond Theatre. She is currently developing a new musical, CHRONIC, with NPTC. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the League of Professional Theatre Women.

    DIRECTORS

    CELIA BRAXTON, Ph.D. (Senior Dramaturg, Women's Work Project) is the Senior Dramaturg for the Full-length LAB and co-leads the team of resident director-dramaturgs. She was previously a dramaturg with the Short Play LAB, directing in the 2012 and 2013 festivals. Elsewhere, she has helped devise numerous one-person shows, including initial work with Stephanie Berry on her Obie-winning The Shaneequa Chronicles, and a dance/drama adaptation of Macbeth with the Avalon Theatre of e/Motion. Celia has presented at numerous academic conferences. Her 2006 NETJ article, ““Home, Sweet Home”: The Drunkard, Domesticity, and the New Theatrical Audience,” contextualizes the play within the climate of developing domestic ideology. She is working on a book examining the reinvention of the professional and cultural role of the actress in the United States in the final third of the nineteenth century,. She teaches at Queensborough Community College and LaGuardia Community College.

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    *Sculpture Commissioned for A Week of Women’s Work, 2003, created by Sabrina Stenswold