Actress, Playwright, Screenwriter, Professor, Teaching Artist

Screenwriting

About Me

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LORIFISCHER(Playwright/Actress/Professor) received her M.F.A. from the N.Y.U. Dramatic Writing Department. She is a New York University Harry Kondoleon Graduate Award in Playwriting recipient, a Dramatists Guild Fellow and a member of the Dramatists Guild Foundation’s new playwriting initiative. Theater Credits: Lori’s drama Petie has been called a modern day classic and was recently produced by Theatre East in NYC. Lori wrote and starred in her musical Barbara’s Blue Kitchen at The Adirondack Theatre Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Off-Broadway at the Lamb’s Theatre. To find out more go to: https://www.samuelfrench.com/p/4994/barbaras-blue-kitchen

Lori co-wrote and starred in her musical The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singersat Capital Repertory Theatre and the Cumberland County Playhouse. For more information go to: https://www.samuelfrench.com/p/59980/the-sparkley-clean-funeral-singers

Screenwriting Credits: 2014 Independent Vision Award Nominee for Outstanding achievement in Screenwriting for the feature film Chasing Taste. For more information go to: www.chasingtastethemovie.comChasing 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. Lori is an Adjunct Writing Professor at both New York University and Lipscomb University. A two-time All-American in Track and Field, Lori has performed regionally, Off-Broadway and in various movies and commercials.

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Lori  has taught 4th graders playwriting for the last ten years through Queens Theatre in the Park and most recently through the Dramatist Guild Foundation's New Voices Project.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 24th

Pipeline Collective Playground Series Presents How to Get Famous by Lori Fischer

9:00 pm

The Belmont Black Box Theatre

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Wednesday, July 24th

Pipeline Collective Playground Series Presents How to Get Famous by Lori Fischer


Location: The Belmont Black Box Theatre


Featuring: Chip Arnold, Matt Garner, Brooke Bethel, Tamiko Robinson Steele, Diego Gomez, Jonah Jackson and Lori Fischer

Directed by Beki Baker


Synopsis: After losing her mom to an opioid overdose, a middle aged-woman,  who is tired of being a nobody decides to become a somebody by applying to various reality TV shows. As she plots her path to fame, her daily routine becomes a real life drama when her relationship fails and her ex-con father moves in without her consent.


9:00 pm

The Belmont Black Box Theatre

July 14, 2019

2019 Women's Theatre Festival Presents Petie by Lori Fischer

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Burning Coal Theatre

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July 14, 2019

2019 Women's Theatre Festival Presents Petie by Lori Fischer

Synopsis:  An agoraphobic struggles to hide key details about her son’s death from her anti-social daughter (who is a cutter.)  Now, as the 10th Anniversary of the devastating day Petie was murdered by his mentally ill father approaches, this dysfunctional duo will either find new faith in each other or destroy the little bit of community they have left.


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Burning Coal Theatre

June 17, 2019

The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers

6:00 pm

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June 17, 2019

The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers

Featuring: Gabe Barre, Elaine Brier, Lori Fischer, Sidney Myer, Scott Patrick Wilson

Synopsis:

"The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers” is a four-character musical comedy about a quirky country singing duo who lost their recording contract when the lead singing alcoholic sister crashed their tour bus into a pet store, sending many a goldfish to an early fish tank heaven. Now, the back-up singing sister, Junie, has gotten them a gig as funeral singers with the hope that this unexpected career move will jump start their musical comeback. The problem is, Lashley, the just out of rehab lead singer, does her best singing drunk. Set in Ashland City, Tennessee, it’s a comedy about two disparate sisters who sing funeral songs that are tailor-made for each dead person. The two sisters, their aging father, who is having trouble remembering things, but still deeply in love with the mother who left them all long ago, and the compulsive gambling Pastor Phil, sing blues, roots rock and quirky country tunes.


6:00 pm

Looking for an online Writing Class?

Getting into the Writing Habit with Lori Fischer

Time: TBD

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Looking for an online Writing Class?

Getting into the Writing Habit with Lori Fischer

Getting into the Writing Habit

What do all writers have in common?  They don't write.  It sounds strange, but it's true.  We let everything: work, stress, even vacuuming takes precedence over our desire to write.  Why, if writing is our calling, are we not answering the phone?  Facing the blank page takes courage.  And there are habits one can develop that can create an environment for writing success.  By combining in-class writing exercises, homework and goal-setting, students will access an empowered approach to their writing lives.


For more info: lori@lorifischer.net

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