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Lorrie and Theresa

Lorrie Oshatz has worked extensively in theater and film as a director, writer and actress. She earned her B.A in Writing/ Drama from the University of Arizona and went on to get an M.A. in Film Production from the University of Texas. She has written and directed several original plays in Los Angeles and her award-winning films have been exhibited at film festivals around the world and on television. Lorrie has been the Producing Artistic Director for Flights of Fantasy Story Theater since 1995 and the Executive Director for the non-profit Flights of Fantasy Media Company since 2003. Since its inception, Lorrie has worked to create vital, engaging theater programs for libraries as well as elementary school students, parents and teachers. In 2005, Lorrie created the Early Literacy Readiness Project to provide literacy programming for preschool children and their parents. Then in 2006, the Read Aloud Parent Workshop was initiated. Every year brings new challenges and new accomplishments but Lorrie continues to devote her energies into providing outstanding theater programming for children, families and teachers.

Lorrie and Theresa

Theresa Amy relocated to L.A. from Chicago where she worked with the Players Space of Second City. She has participated in seasons with many theaters across the country including, Stage Left Theatre, Red Barn Theatre, Equity Library Theatre, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, Hooterhyter Children’s Theatre and was a founding member of Zurlag Theatre. She taught drama to children at Just Imagine Theatre and had worked for eleven years with “Roving Readers”, an early childhood literacy program in Chicago to help improve language skills and instill the joy of literature. Theresa is a graduate of the Goodman School of Drama and has also produced educational videos for schools that explore the roles women played in the labor movement at the turn of the century. Since 2003, Theresa has been working with Flights of Fantasy as a performer, instructor and storytime reader implementing first-class programs at libraries, elementary schools and preschools.

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