Theresa Burns is a singer, actor, dancer and director/choreographer who has worked extensively on both new and published plays, musicals, and dance pieces. She recently performed off-Broadway in Temple of the Souls (Theatre Row) and My Big, Gay Italian Wedding (St. Luke's Theatre). She also recently choreographed and co-directed Spring Awakening at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She directed and choreographed the original and revival productions of Dance-It-Yourself Nutcracker: an interactive, immersive reimagining of The Nutcracker. Additional past performance credits include: the national tour of The Wizard of Oz (Glinda), the national tour of Cinderella (Stepsister), Songs for a New World (Woman 2- Enlightened Theatrics), Broadway's Future Songbook (vocalist, Lincoln Center), and many readings and workshops of new plays and musicals. Additional past choreography credits include: the award-winning national and international tours of ¡Olé! (Theatre in Asylum), the award winning Camp Rolling Hills (NYMF- PTC), and Parade, Urinetown, Lippa’s Wild Party, Into the Woods, and Merrily We Roll Along at The Strasberg Institute. For more info and past work, go to www.TheresaBurns.net. Proud member of AEA and SDC.
Theater in Asylum (TIA) is a New York-based theater company founded in 2010 to challenge and empower our community. TIA joyfully pursues a rigorous research and an ensemble-driven approach to theater-making. We create performances to investigate our past, interpret our present, and imagine our future. We prize space to process, space to question—asylum—for ourselves and our community. Core programs include original productions; themed cabarets to present new work from our community; and Cold Readings to read and discuss published plays.
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