Teresa Thome made a decision one morning. She no longer wanted to hate her dead mother. This one woman performance, inspired by Thome’s writings, recounts her personal struggle in ways both humorous and poignant.
Teresa is co-founder and Managing Partner of Michigan-based Fubble Entertainment. She received an Emmy Award for her co-written/co-produced web series, “Backstage Drama”. She was Executive Producer, co-writer and co-host of the television special, “Holiday Memories of Grand Rapids” (airing the past four years on NBC and ABC affiliates in Grand Rapids, Michigan). And is currently serving as Production Manager for Semi-Cool Productions’, new musical “The Trump Family Special.” In November, she appeared at The Moth Los Angeles with her story “Revelations.” She was recently keynote speaker for the Metz Legacy Society for the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.
Previous projects include serving as an Executive Producer of an animated pilot with the late great Joan Rivers. She co-produced/co-wrote a staged reading of a sitcom “I’ve Got A Life In Kalamazoo” with Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show/Up) and Marion Ross (Happy Days). Teresa also served as co-creative producer for LaughFest’s signature event working with such notables as Betty White, Martin Short, Alan Zweibel and Kevin Nealon.
Prior to Fubble, Thome was President of Enthusiastic Productions where she served as Executive Producer of the children’s television show, “Come On Over!” receiving a regional Emmy and national daytime Emmy nomination. And before she gave up her steady day job to pursue the creative life she always hoped to live, she served as Executive Director Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. During her tenure the Museum received the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Cultural Organization, Achievement in Education.
Additional notable work includes: published writer, featured blogger, Pecha Kucha storyteller, featured storyteller in the San Francisco based podcast, “Chew On This”, recognized for outstanding achievement in acting for her work in “The Boys Next Door” at Circle Theatre and for her direction of “Brilliant Traces” at Actors’ Theatre. Her one-woman show, “Warm Cheese” was presented in 2016 at the Hollywood Fringe Festival to sold out shows and standing ovations. It is directed by Stan Zimmerman, “Gilmore Girls”, “Golden Girls”, “Rosanne.” She will be presenting it again this spring at LaughFest, a national festival of laughter. Also at the festival she will host a panel on Women in Comedy and serve as a guest for a panel on writing and grief.
She is currently co-producing a documentary about Community Theatre in Grand Rapids with her partner at Fubble Entertainment and serving on the board of the Rogue Artists Ensemble in LA.
Teresa is happily married to Fred Stella who resides in Grand Rapids Michigan with their two cats. She lives and works in both Los Angeles and Grand Rapids.