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Lori Fischer

Lori Fischer

Lori FISCHER is the “2008 New York University Harry Kondoleon Graduate Award in Playwriting” recipient and a 2008-09 Dramatists Guild Fellow. Lori received her M.F.A. from the N.Y.U. Dramatic Writing Department in 2008 and she received her B.A. degree from Belmont University. Recent Theater Credits: Lori and co-writer Don Chaffer’s musical The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers produced at Capital Repertory Theatre and the Cumberland County Playhouse. Sparkley is a 2012 Richard Rogers Award finalist. Lori is the author of the critically acclaimed musical Barbara’s Blue Kitchen, which played at The Adirondack Theatre Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse and finally Off-Broadway at The Lamb’s Theatre. Published by Samuel French, Barbara’s Blue Kitchen had a successful run in 2015 at The Cumberland County Playhouse. Other recent credits: Is This Heaven, Evan by Lori Fischer, Don Chaffer and Lori Chaffer, produced in the BeSpoke Musicals Festival at The York Theatre Company, NYC. Petie by Lori Fischer produced at the Duke Energy Theatre by Starving Artist Productions, 2013. In 2010 her musical The Water Knows My Name was produced at Perry Mansfield Performing Arts Camp in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and her one-act The Burning was produced in the Midtown International Theatre Festival. In 2011, her play Thoughts of Rome was produced by the Georgetown Theatre Company in the Capitol Fringe Festival. Lori’s work has been seen at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, the Stonestreet Film Festival, the RipFest Film Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and The Adirondack Theatre Festival. Film Credits: Lori is a 2014 Independent Vision Award Nominee for Outstanding achievement in Screenwriting for her feature film Chasing Taste. Chasing Taste was also the Feature Comedy Award Winner at the 2014 Manhattan Film Festival as well as at the 2013 Burbank International Film Festival and an official selection at the 2014 Visionfest Film Festival, the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema and the 2015 Sedona International Film Festival, 2015 Seoul International Food Film Festival, 2015 New Filmmakers NYC. Lori’s short film Dottie’s Thanksgiving Pickle starring Olympia Dukakis, Nancy Opel and Joey Collins was recently featured in the Hollywood Shorts Festival and was an official selection for the New Jersey International Film Festival, the Garden State Film Festival, the Buffalo Niagara Film festival and the Long Island International Film Expo and the Appalachian International Film Festival. Currently, Lori teaches “Writing Great Characters” and “Getting into the Writing Habit” at NYU SPS. For more information about Lori go to www.lorifischer.net


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