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.
NEXT UP: Teresa is currently collaborating with TJ Burleson on a new project. Come check out a preview this SUNDAY NIGHT_ April 13th @ 8 pm at Fresh Ground Pepper's OBJECT at Littlefield, 622 Degraw St. It's FREE> There are plastic bags involved.
-This summer Teresa will be working intensely on the MANIPULATION PROJECT. Stay tuned to learn more.
-Teresa is developing a solo variation of COFFEE & BISCUIT, her graduate thesis show. **Stay tuned!!**
RECENT ADVENTURES: 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, making excel spread sheets, and doing whatever else anyone can think of. Often you can find her house managing at night. She is being kept very busy. She is very happy.
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