Lori Fischer is the “2008 New York University Harry Kondoleon Graduate Award in Playwriting” recipient and a 2008-09 Dramatists Guild Fellow. Fischer 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 Playwriting Credits: In 2017, Fischer's comedy Greener Pastures was produced at The Cumberland County Playhouse. Lori and co-writer Don Chaffer’s musical The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers was produced in 2013 at Capital Repertory Theatre and in 2015 at the Cumberland County Playhouse. Sparkley is a 2012 Richard Rogers Award finalist and is published by Samuel French. Fischer is also the author of the critically acclaimed musical Barbara’s Blue Kitchen, which is also published by Samuel French. BBK played at The Adirondack Theatre Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse and Off-Broadway at The Lamb’s Theatre. Her play Petie, which was produced at the Duke Energy Theatre by Starving Artist Productions in 2013, is getting produced by Theatre East in 2017 in NYC.
Film Credits: Fischer is a 2014 Independent Vision Award Nominee for Outstanding achievement in Screenwriting for her feature film Chasing Taste. Chasing Taste was distributed by Seed&Spark and is now available on Amazon, iTunes and Verizon FIOS. CT was also the Feature Comedy Award Winner at the 2014 Manhattan Film Festival as well as at the 2013 Burbank International Film Festival. Currently, Fischer teaches “Writing Great Characters” and “Getting into the Writing Habit” at NYU SPS. Lori is also a two-time All-American in Track and Field.