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Lori Fischer's Teaching Resume


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

Teaching Credits:

New York University, Adjunct Faculty, Writing Great Characters, Getting into the Writing Habit, Getting Your Musical Started & Writing the One Person Show, 2010-2018

Lipscomb University, Adjunct Faculty, Theater Department, Playwriting and Screenwriting Professor, 2016, 2017, 2018

Play Penn, Writing Compelling Characters Professor, 2017-2018

New York University, Assistant Teacher, Steinberg Playwriting Collaboration Class, 2010-2018

Dramatists Guild Foundation, New Voices Teaching Artist 2017-2018

 Belmont University, Nashville, TN, Screenwriting Guest Professor, 2015

 Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, Creative Writing Workshop Guest Professor, 2014

The Writer’s Room/Ideasmyth Writing the One Person Show, 2014

King’s College, Writing the One Person Show Workshop, Spring 2015 

King’s College, Audition Workshop, Spring 2013

New York University, Assistant Teacher, Colloquium Class, Spring, 2011

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Theatre and Camp, Steamboat Springs Colorado, Acting Instructor, 2010

Queens Theatre in the Park/Centre Stage, NY, NY, Acting/Writing Instructor, 2009-2015

Centrestage Acting Teacher, 2006


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  


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 


The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers Samuel French Publishing 

Barbara’s Blue Kitchen Samuel French Publishing 

100 Monologues from New Plays 2020 – Women,Limelight Editions/The Applause Acting Series

The Things That You Can Do! Golden Books 

Pat the Bunny Sing with Me! Golden Books/SONY Wonder