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Teresa A. Fisher

Teresa A. Fisher, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at Bronx Community College. She produces New Plays for Young Audiences at NYU, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, and has been an Artistic Associate with the New Visions/New Voices Play Festival at the Kennedy Center. She is the author of Post-Show Discussions in New Play Development (2014, Palgrave) and Assistant Editor of The Journal of Applied Arts and Health (Intellect). Her research interests include post-show discussions, new play development, body image, health communication, and theatre for health. Contact her at teresa.fisher@bcc.cuny.edu or taf263@nyu.edu.

International Collaboration in TYA New Play Development
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International Collaboration in TYA New Play Development

2 January 2017

Teresa A. Fisher discusses International Playwrights’ Intensive, a new play development program that facilitates international collaboration for theatre for young audiences. 

From Soup to Nuts
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From Soup to Nuts

Choosing a TYA Play Development Season

5 January 2016

Producer Teresa Fisher details the season selection process for New Plays for Young Audiences at Provincetown Playhouse.

Don’t Let This Happen to You
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Don’t Let This Happen to You

Creating Effective Post-Show Discussions

25 January 2015

Teresa Fisher, who recently wrote a book on post-show discussions, presents helpful suggestions how to structure and facilitate effective post-show discussions.

Uncovering Staged Readings and Discovering the Art of Collaboration
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Uncovering Staged Readings and Discovering the Art of Collaboration

1 November 2014

Yet after reading about staged readings and their role in play development, I hit a roadblock. I couldn’t come up with a definition that addressed every possible scenario. More vexingly, I couldn’t figure out how to negotiate concrete meanings for words like “minimal” and “basic” that are often used when discussing staged reading elements. Despite the many points of agreement found when looking at various discussions, there are too many differences in definition to develop a clear picture of what exactly a staged reading is or how it should look.