Teresa Ann Virginia is an energetic soul looking to share new ideas by revamping the old ones.
MEET TERESA- As a theatre maker, Teresa is dedicated to crafting whimsical, provocative mixed media performances, often deconstructing gender and the feminine. She intends in each piece to create a unique visual world for the audience to enter, and an experience in which the familiar becomes strange and the strange melds into the familiar. She tells stories through rhythmic language and sounds, puppets, projections, classical and contemporary dance, and performance and anthropological theory, living in the intricate details that have the power to transform the theatrical experience.
SHE CREATES, CRAFTS, & CULTIVATES
HAND CRAFTED "MUPPET-STYLE" PUPPETS ON ETSY!
Fall 2013: Teresa assisted Costume Designer Tilly Grimes this past fall for ArsNova's Eager to Lose and worked as a stitcher for New World Stages' Iluminate.
Spring 2013: Teresa graduated in May 2013 with her Masters of Fine Arts in Performance from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Teresa also recently directed the Johns Hopkins University Barnstormers' production of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"! Look at pictures HERE!
PRESCHOOL! a pint-sized musical , a collaboration with Zoe Farmingdale, directed by Michael Gilbert won Best Song - "The Peanut Butter Song", Best Original Lyrics, Best Original Score,, Best Original or Adapted Script , Best Direction, and Best Musical in SERIES C (Workshop) at the West Village Musical Theatre Festival. Zoe & Teresa are currently expanding the piece.
Teresa also interned in the summer of 2012 at New Georges, where she assisted costume designer Tilly Grimes on Motel Cherry (co-produced with Clubbed Thumb) premiering at HERE Arts Center..
SHE also spent a great deal of time in Times Square, as an umbrella named BUBBLES, "clowning" around, as a part of Cirque du Soleil's ZARKANA Street Team.
She loves to hide in her umbrella and misses it.
Beyond that, she writes. crafts. designs. analyzes. builds. produces. performs. studies.
COMING SOON: Teresa will be playing at Alphabet Arts' Puppets & Poets at the Bushwick Starr in December and at the Puppet Cabaret Monst(e)rous Edition.
COFFEE AND BISCUIT rocked out as part of the New York
International Fringe Festival this past August.
LEARN MORE: www.coffeeandbiscuitfringenyc.com
4 out of 5 STARS! Critic's Pick!- TimeOutNY
"worth seeing.... fascinating"- The New York Times
"Wildly innovative and spectacular..."- Theater in the Now
3.5 out of 4 STARS from HY REVIEWS
"Farmingdale... [gives] the finest dramatic performance I've seen from an actress at the festival."
TIME OUT NEW YORK: 10 Fringe Shows to Watch Out For
OTHER RECENT ADVENTURES:
-Teresa recently collaborate with TJ Burleson (pictured here) on a new costume/ choreography/ burlesque/ drag project. Check out the pictures from Fresh Ground Pepper's OBJECT at Littlefield, April 13th, 2014. There were plastic bags involved. Stay tuned for more news on the future of this project.
It has already been a busy 2014 in Teresa-land. She is currently working full-time at 3LD in Lower Manhattan. She spends her days working on grants, making pretty graphics, sending e-blasts, and doing whatever else anyone can think of. Often you can find her house managing at night.
In January, Teresa collaborated with the amazing Zachary Huckel-Bauer, to craft puppets for his song PARADE OF BIRDS. Photos will be up soon :-)
Teresa also played with the brilliant Zoe Farmingdale to bring to life an amazing and distinctly Zoe story. Stay tuned for the animation.
There are more awesome collaborations on their way.
Let me know if you want to play too!
COLLAGE OF THE DAY