Born in Scotland and raised in New Jersey, Teresa, along with her four children, moved eighteen times as the military spouse of a two-star Admiral. Finally settling in the Santa Monica mountains they found themselves fleeing for their lives one hour ahead of the Woolsey Wildfire that turned their home and their every material possession into ash. But, starting over is baked into the military lifestyle and so Teresa is rebuilding her home and forging ahead with her screenwriting ambitions.
Teresa’s got a secret weapon – a great sense of humor - has to - (did she mention four kids?). She’s got a black belt in Taekwondo, an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA, and a Samuel Goldwyn Award for her drama pilot, DOUBLEBLIND. Teresa is a (jolly good) Telluride Fellow with an optioned comedy feature, STEWARDESS. She penned two adaptations, TEN HOURS UNTIL DAWN, based on the harrowing rescue at sea during the blizzard of ’78; and THE DODGER, the true story of the only person to earn both a Purple Heart in Vietnam and an MLB World Series Championship ring, Roy Gleason. She wrote on James Franco's anthology HEYDAY OF THE INSENSITIVE BASTARDS (Netflix) and has two produced shorts.
Teresa’s nostalgic stage play, THE BEATLE CLUB, recently completed a successful three-week run in the D.C. area. She is currently creating and developing a character-driven, prestige-y, limited series, FAYE, about the surprisingly famous first host of Late-Night TV that you’ve never heard of – Faye Emerson.
Honors & Awards
Theatrical Production, Providence Players - THE BEATLE CLUB - 2021
Short Produced - LUCKY DAY - 2020
Female, Over 40, Over 55
78-year-old DODIE is about to lose her family’s ranch when she wins her long-dormant lawsuit against Global Airlines for wrongful firing, allowing her to return to her beloved job as airline stewardess, now flight attendant, to complete her career, collect her pension and save her ranch - if she can pass the test!
The true story of Roy Gleason, a gifted athlete who achieves his dream of playing for the Dodgers. But it’s the turbulent ‘60s, and fate and the U.S. Army have other plans for him.
(Limited Drama Series)
1940’s Hollywood actress Faye Emerson battles the restrictive norms corseting mid-century women to become the first host of Late Night TV.
Character-driven, Female-centric, Romantic, Historical/Alternative History, Limited Series, Slapstick, Late Night
Female, Over 40, Over 55