Lori Fischer

Composer Librettist Lyricist Playwright

Lori Fischer/Playwright/Screenwriter/Actress/Professor

www.lorifischer.net

Education

Lori Fischer received her M.F.A. from New York University’s Department of Dramatic Writing in 2008. 

Awards:

2018 Special Consideration Relentless Award

2018 Finalist Downtown Urban Arts Festival

2018 Semi-Finalist B Street Theatre Comedy Festival

2017 Nominated for Outstanding Original Work, Midwinter’s First Night Awards

2016 Finalist Florida Repertory PlayLab Festival

2016 Semi-finalist for Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference

2015 Included in the Florida Studio Theatre Richard and Betty Burdick Play Reading  

        Series

2014 Best Comedy Feature Award, Manhattan Film Festival

2014 Visionfest 14 Outstanding achievement in Screenwriting Nominee

2013 Best Comedy Feature Award, Burbank International Film Festival

2012 Richard Rogers Award Finalist, The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers

            2012 Semi-finalist for The Eugene O’Neill Musical Theatre Workshop

2008 New York University Harry Kondoleon Graduate Award in Playwriting recipient 

2008-09 Dramatists Guild Fellow 

2007 New York University Goldberg Playwriting Award Runner-up

2008 Nominated for the David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award

2008 KCACTF Region II Certificate of Merit recipient

2009 Best Original Play Award, 2009 North Carolina Theatre Conference, Central Region Competition

2010 Cherry Lane Theater Mentor Project Nominee

1997 Belmont University Athletic Hall of Fame inductee/Two-time Academic 

        All-American/Two-time NAIA All-American in Track and Field 

Playwriting Credits:

 

Barbara’s Blue Kitchen

Book, music and lyrics by Lori Fischer

A slice-of-life musical comedy produced Off-Broadway at the Lamb’s Theatre in 2006

Published by Samuel French, Inc. in 2007

Produced and starred in regionally:

At Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Spring 2002

The Adirondack Theatre Festival, Summer 2000

Bongo Java Upstairs Theater, Summer 2014

Also included in the 2000 ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, E.S.T Octoberfest, York Theatre Developmental Play Reading Series, Florida Studio Theatre Playwriting Festival 

Produced at Cumberland County Playhouse, January, 2015

Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center, October, 2015

Pipeline Collective, Album Release performance, 2019

 

The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers      

            Book by Lori Fischer, Music and lyrics by Lori Fischer and Don Chaffer            

2017 Nominated for Outstanding Original Work, Midwinter’s First Night Awards

2017 Nominated for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Musical, Midwinter’s First 

       Night Awards

2016 Published by Samuel French 

2016 Produced and starred in at Cumberland County Playhouse

2015 Included in the Florida Studio Theatre Richard and Betty Burdick Play Reading 

                     Series

            2013 Produced and starred in regionally at Capitol Repertory Theatre

            2012 Richard Rogers Award Finalist

            2012 Semi-finalist Eugene O’Neill Musical Theatre Conference 

            2012 Included in The York Theatre Reading Series, February and September

Petie

2018 Screencraft Stage Play Competition Quarter Finalist

2017 Produced and starred in at Theatre East, NYC

2015 Received a reading at Lipscomb University

2015 Included in the King’s College New Play Reading Series

2013 Produced and starred in regionally at Duke Energy Theatre, Starving Artist     

       Productions

2007 New York University Goldberg Playwriting Award Runner-up

2008 Nominated for the David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award

2008 Kennedy Center ACTF Region II Festival

2008 KCACTF Region II Certificate of Merit recipient

Greener Pastures

NYU Thesis Professor Marsha Norman

2018 Semi-Finalist B Street Theatre Comedy Festival

2017 Produced at The Cumberland County Playhouse

2016 Finalist Florida Repertory PlayLab Festival

New York University, M.F.A. Thesis Reading, Public Theatre 

Starring: Lois Smith, Lynn Cohen, Roberta Maxwell, Peter Francis James

How to Get Famous (formerly titled Real Life Drama)

            2018 Downtown Urban Arts Finalist

2015 and 2009 Included in Theatre for the New City’s Scratch Night Reading Series

            2009 Word Bridge Semi-Finalist  

            2008 Kennedy Center, M.F.A. Playwriting Workshop 

Land Grab (formerly titled The Displaced)

Special Consideration 2018 Relentless Award

Included in Culture Project’s Women Center Stage, 2018

Semi-Finalist Unicorn Theatre’s 2017-2018 In-Progress Play Reading Series

Semi-Finalist Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 2016 National Playwrights Conference

Included in the Culture Project’s 2015 Summer Reading Series, NYC   

Commissioned by Theatre C/Carlos Armesto New York, NY

Received the 2013 A.R.T. Alumni Lab Grant

 The Memory of Damage

Selected for 2019 reading with Theatre East, NYC

Received a reading at SWAN Day ’08, Washington, DC

2016 Source Festival Top 20 Finalist

Highlights

LORIFISCHER(Playwright/Actress) is the “2008 New York University Harry Kondoleon Graduate Award in Playwriting” recipient and a 2008-09 Dramatists Guild Fellow. Lori received her M.F.A. from the N.Y.U. Dramatic Writing Department in 2008. Theater Credits: Lori’s drama Petie has been called a modern day classic and was recently produced by Theatre East in NYC. Lori co-wrote and starred in her musical The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers(Published by Samuel French) at Capital Repertory Theatre and the Cumberland County Playhouse. Lori also wrote and starred in her Off-Broadway musical Barbara’s Blue Kitchen. (Published by Samuel French) In 2017, Lori performed in her comedy Greener Pastures at Cumberland County Playhouse. Screenwriting Credits:Lori is a 2014 Independent Vision Award Nominee for Outstanding achievement in Screenwriting for her feature film Chasing Taste.  Chasing Taste was the Feature Comedy Award Winner at the 2014 Manhattan Film Festival as well as at the 2013 Burbank International Film Festival. Chasing Tasteis now available on Amazon Prime, iTunes and Verizon FIOS To download the film go to: www.chasingtastethemovie. Lori is an Adjunct Writing Professor at both New York University and Lipscomb University and taught playwriting and acting for seven years to 4thand 5thgraders through Queens Theatre in the Park. Most recently, she joined the Dramatists Guild Foundation’s new playwriting initiative. Lori is a two-time All-American in Track and Field. As an actress, Lori has performed Off-Broadway in the musical Cowgirls, in various regional theaters, movies and commercials. www.lorifischer.net