Lori Fischer

Lori Fischer is a 2008 N.Y.U Harry Kondoleon Graduate Award in Playwriting recipient and 2008-09 Dramatists Guild Fellow. Her (and Don Chaffer’s) musical The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers was produced at Capital Repertory Theatre, 2013. Starving Artist Productions produced her play Petie, 2013. Her musical Barbara’s Blue Kitchen played Off-Broadway in 2006/published by Samuel French in 2007.   Her movie Chasing Taste won Best Feature Comedy/Manhattan Film Festival, 2014. Lori received her M.F.A. from N.Y.U.’s Dramatic Writing Department. Lori teaches “Writing Great Characters” and “Getting into the Writing Habit” at NYU.


Barbara’s Blue Kitchen currently playing at The Cumberland County Playhouse
Reading of my comedy Greener Pastures on 2/16/15 in NYC
Movie Chasing Taste Official Selection Sedona International Film Festival 2015


**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
Currently playing at Cumberland County Playhouse through March 2015

**The Sparkely Clean Funeral Singers
Book by Lori Fischer, Music and lyrics by Lori Fischer and Don Chaffer
Produced and starred in regionally at Capitol Repertory Theatre, Summer 2013
2012 Richard Rogers Award Finalist
2012 Semi-finalist Eugene O’Neill Musical Theatre Conference
Included in The York Theatre Reading Series, Feb. and Sept. 2012

Produced and starred in regionally at Duke Energy Theatre, Starving Artist Productions, Spring 2013
New York University Goldberg Playwriting Award Runner-up
Nominated for the David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award
Kennedy Center ACTF Region II Festival, January 2008
KCACTF Region II Certificate of Merit recipient, 2008

**Real Life Drama
Kennedy Center, 2008 M.F.A. Playwriting Workshop
2009 Word Bridge Semi-Finalist
Included in Theatre for the New City’s Scratch Night Reading
Series, 2009

**The Burning
     Produced in the 2010 Midtown International Theatre Festival, NY
Also, received a reading in the 2010 SWAN Day, Washington DC
Originally commissioned by Theatre C/Carlos Armesto New York

**Is This Heaven, Evan?
Produced in the BeSpoke One-Act Musical Festival at the York
Theatre Company, 2013
Book by Lori Fischer, Music and Lyrics by Lori Fischer, Don Chaffer
and Lori Chaffer

   Commissioned by Theatre C/Carlos Armesto New York, NY
Received the 2013 A.R.T. Alumni Lab Grant

**Greener Pastures
   NYU Thesis Professor Marsha Norman
New York University, M.F.A. Thesis Reading, Public Theatre
Starring: Lois Smith, Lynn Cohen, Roberta Maxwell, Peter Francis

**Clean Up Your Shit
   A ten-minute play by Lori Fischer
Included in the Kennedy Center Regional Play Festival in 2007

**Thoughts of Rome
Semi-finalist for a NYCWAM grant
Originally commissioned by Georgetown Theatre Company as a part
of the Belle Parricide project, which was included in the 2010 SWAN
Day and was produced in the 2011 Capitol Fringe Festival
Thoughts of Rome by Lori Fischer is particularly good. I was so
interested that I was sorry to see it end. Kate Sheperd, DC Theatre
They start with the strongest of the five, Lori Fischer’s Thoughts of
Rome. Fischer deftly illustrates the cycle of abuse. Ian Buckwalter,
Washington City Paper
“Consistently intriguing” “Perfect” “Enthralling” Stephanie Merry,
Washington Post
“Four Stars, Brava!” Erica Laxson, MD Theatre Guide

**The Water Knows My Name
Produced in 2010, Perry-Mansfield Steamboat Springs, Colorado

**The Memory of Damage
   Full-length play, received a reading at SWAN Day ’08, Washington,

**Leap and Annette Will Appear
Ten-minute play, performed at SWAN Day ’09, Washington, DC

**Jumping Up and Down Happy Town and Surprise Destination
Two ten-minute plays, performed on election night 2008 at The Theory
of Everything Presents: The 50 State Response at The Horse
Hospital, London, England

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