Teresa Spencer has been making theatre in the Washington, DC area as an actor, deviser, writer, and vocal and movement coach for over a decade. Heightened form is her jam: kinetic, iambic, devised, and dissident. She appeared most recently in Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels at NextStop Theatre Co and in the devised drama-dance-installation Still Life With Rocket at Theater Alliance, which received the 2018 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Production (Helen). Walterhoope, a new arts organization in Cincinnati, recently premiered Too Like the Lightning, a short film based on Teresa's series of comedic love poems to street harassers in response to the #MeToo Movement; the film had its DC premier, hosted by Taffety Punk, at the end of 2018. Teresa will be on stage next in May and June 2019 in Antigonick & the Fragments of Sappho, a classical punk double feature of Anne Carson’s translations of Sophokles and Sappho, with Taffety Punk Theatre Company.
Teresa is a faculty member in the Department of Theatre Arts at Towson University and holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University. She is a Society of American Fight Directors Advanced Actor Combatant, a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher with over 1,000 studio teaching hours, and is on her way to a certification in Fitzmaurice Voicework. She is an Equity Membership Candidate and SAG Eligible.