TERESA L. THOME is an accomplished performer, writer and Emmy award-winning producer. Her credits include:
Co-founder and Managing Partner of Fubble Entertainment (Grand Rapids, MI and Los Angeles, CA).
Executive Producer/co-writer/co-creator: Grand Rapids Community Theatre: The Documentary (in development)
Performer: Pecha Kucha, The Mother Road
Executive Producer/co-writer/co-host Holiday Memories of Grand Rapids – Eclipse Award.
Associate Producer: Trump Family Special (Danny Salles, Tor and Lisa)
Co-writer/co-producer Backstage Drama – Emmy award, www.backstagdrama.com.
Co-writer/co-producer I’ve Got A Life In Kalamazoo (Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago) starring Vicki Lewis (NewsRadio), Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show/Up), Gregory Jbara (Blue Bloods) and Marion Ross (Happy Days).
Executive Producer Fashionista & Glamour Girl animated pilot with the late great Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers, French Stewart (3rd Rock from the Sun) and Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm). www.fashionistaandglamourgirl.com
Producer Come On Over! – Emmy award & national daytime Emmy nomination. Producer Noodle & Doodle (NBC Sprout Television). Producer/Co-director, Musical, pilot (with Patricia Heaton and David Hunt).
Co-producer/writer Gilda’s LaughFest signature event since its inception working with Betty White, Alan Zweibel, Martin Short, Kevin Nealon, Wayne Brady and a host of others.
Director Frankie & Johnny in the Clare de Lune, Brilliant Traces, Keely & Du, Blues in the Night, A Piece of My Heart (Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids) and a dozen more shows. Acting credits include, but not limited to: Sheila, The Boys Next Door (Circle Theater). Lisa, Well, (Actors’ Theatre). Sandy Stier, 8 The Play, (Saugatuck Center for the Arts).
Founding member Last Minute Improv. Fund Development Chair, Rogue Artists Ensemble (LA)
ArtPrize Anthology, Mogen David Personal Essay published 2014.
Former Executive Director, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Governor’s Award for Outstanding Non-Profit
Previous board involvement Grand Rapids Downtown Improvement District Board, Michigan Museum Association, Actors’ Theatre, Women’s History Council.
Education: Grand Valley State University. Aquinas College. The Groundlings School. Museum Management Institute. Actors’ Workshop.
Thanks to Alan Zweibel for encouraging me to go on this journey and for his insight along the way; to my husband, Fred Stella for supporting me in every way fathomable; and my business partner and friend, Patrick W. Ziegler. Thanks Stan! Thanks Stan! (See how I repeated myself. I did that on purpose. Getting it out of my system.) Thanks Gretchen and Tiny Blue Sky for the amazing design work. Thanks also to my siblings, Joe, Anne and Mary Kay for tolerating my need to tell this story. And thanks to my LA writer’s group who have provided feedback and encouragement along the way: Danny Salles, Wendy Jo Carlton, Ceciley Jenkins and Adam Mellema. And my GR writer’s group, and my friends who have come to watch the show and LaughFest peeps, and Actors’ Theatre, and Malinda and Jean and Fred and Rodney and a host of others – enough to fill this page twice over. Trust me, if you know me, then I probably have you to thank in some way!