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 Antigonick & the Fragments of Sappho, a classical punk double feature of Anne Carson’s translations of Sophokles and Sappho, with Taffety Punk Theatre Company 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; the film had its DC premier, hosted by Taffety Punk, at the end of 2018.
Teresa is an Assistant Professor 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.