06.17.14Terri is interviewed as the Keynote speaker at VIBS conference by FIOS

03.09.14Interview with the Islip Herald

"BAY SHORE — Terri Muuss is the picture of the idyllic American dream. She is the mother of two vibrant children, in a strong marriage and holds a position of prominence in the local community.

But to get where she is today, Muuss has had to overcome personal tragedy as the victim of incest as a child, with the perpetrator having been her father.

While the topic of incest continues to be taboo for some, she continues to publicly discuss her personal experience with the hope of helping others who have been victims of incest, child abuse and other traumatic experiences.

Muuss’ latest work is “Over Exposed," a poetic memoir she describes as a mix of poetry and prose that focuses on what the trauma of incest looks and feels like and what it means to be a survivor.

Recently, Muuss spoke with IslipHerald.com about her new book and the reasons why she continues to publicly discuss what some view as a highly private topic."

03.09.14Something Of Substance Interview

February, 2014

03.09.14Writer's Dream Interview Part #1

Interview by Linda Frank

03.09.14Writer's Dream Interview Part #2

Part 2 of interview by Linda Frank

03.09.14Book Trailer for Over Exposed (JB Stillwater, 2013)

Book Trailer for Over Exposed (JB Stillwater, 2013)
Directed by Dana Maddox
Music by Athena Reich

03.09.14April 2002 Interview with Something of Substance

April 2002 Interview with Something of Substance

03.09.14Terri in volume 121 (the January/February 2014 issue) of Down in the Dirt magazine

03.09.14Changing Violet Review

Indeed, under the adept direction of Terri Muuss, Ortiz virtually dances through her life, although her beatific smile and smooth movements belie the often violent and disturbing subject matter that follows. As the episodic scenes unfold, an eclectic grab bag of tunes (from hard rock to “The Brady Bunch") pipe in as the action moves through time and location.

08.23.13Terri and Matt on Poetry Log

08.23.13Interview for The Writer's Dream with Linda Frank on LTV-PART 1

08.23.13Interview for The Writer's Dream with Linda Frank on LTV-PART 2

05.26.13Terri at the Parkside Lounge in NYC

05.10.13Rialto Beach wins First Place in Great Neck Poetry Prize

VGNP THIRD ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

In association with Long Island Traditions, Carolyn Raphael, Poetry Coordinator, and Gladys Henderson, 2010 Walt Whitman Birthplace Poet of the Year and this year’s poetry contest judge, the Village of Great Neck Plaza is proud to announce the following winners of the 2013 Great Neck Plaza Poetry Contest:

First Prize: Terri Muuss for "Rialto Beach" – Bay Shore, NY
Second Prize: Mary Jane Peterson for "Complicit" – Great Neck, NY
Third Prize: Alyce V. Drabkin for "Brighton Beach" – Great Neck, NY
First Honorable Mention: Karen Schulte for "Fashion Show" – Central Islip, NY
Second Honorable Mention: Matt Pasca for "Carrot Top" – Bay Shore, NY

05.10.13Terri's Poems on Poetryvlog

Here Terri read some poems here

05.10.13Purchase Over Exposed on Amazon

05.10.13Terri on Macaroni Kid

03.02.12THE BARDS CABARET to present "Anatomy of a Doll" on March 21st at 7PM

THE BARDS CABARET!

A one-night-only dinner-theater event merging poetry and the performing arts, featuring Marc Rosen as Master of Ceremonies.

Wednesday, March 21st at 7 PM

Page One Restaurant
90 School Street
Glen Cove, NY 11542

$25 when you buy in advance
$30 at the door

Bards Initiative members, read The Bards Gazette (our members-only e-newsletter) when you get it to find out about a special offer just for you at this event!

All tickets come with a three-course meal included in the purchase price

516-676-2800 (call to purchase your ticket in advance!)

Featured entertainment includes "Anatomy of a Doll", a poetic and dramatic one-woman show written, produced and performed by Terri Muuss, the poetry-inspired musical stylings of An Incandescent Firefly (A.I. Firefly), and a perfect fusion of comedy and poetry from James P. Wagner (Ishwa).


Anatomy of a Doll is a poetic one-woman show that captures the dissociation that often results from the experience of incest and illustrates the connection between childhood sexual abuse and substance abuse. Performed with musical accompaniment. A discussion/Q&A will follow.

Terri Muuss is an actor, poet, teacher, director, and social worker who always looks for new challenges and actively seeks ways to bring together the various passions in her life. She is the writer and performer of the one-woman show Anatomy of a Doll, which she's performed for the past thirteen years at numerous theatres, conferences, high schools and universities throughout New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, and California, as well as at the 2003 Toronto Fringe Festival. She has read her poetry throughout NYC, at the 14th Street Y, Blue Stockings, Makor Theatre, LOUDER Arts and Cornelia Street Café and has been published on-line at Bolts of Silk and JBStillwater. She also has many other theatrical and professional credits that cannot fit in this bio. Currently, Terri serves as the Communications Coordinator for the Bay Shore School District. After 15 years living in New York City, Terri currently lives on Long Island with her beautiful sons, Rainer and Atticus and her amazing husband, Matt.


James P. Wagner (Ishwa) is a performance poet, editor, publisher, comedian, actor and author. He has edited several poetry anthologies including Perspectives: Poetry Concerning Autism and Other Disabilities and is currently working on Rhyme and PUNishment: Comedic Verse.
He serves as president of the Bards Initiative — a local Long Island-based poetry organization of which he is senior founder, and is on the advisory board for the Nassau County Poet Laureate Society.
James also serves as a publishing coach helping authors navigate the ever-changing publishing world of the 21st century.
www.jpwschoolofpublishing.com
coaching@jpwschoolofpublishing.com

James’s routine will include performance-based comedic poetry readings with bits of stand-up comedy, intertwined with skits.
A.I. Firefly writes poems and songs and likes to play outside. You can find her poems hiding on the poem blog, 'October Babies' and spreading love in the Feb issue of 'Having A Whiskey Coke With You'. You can find her music glowing at www.wearefireflies.net.

A.I. Firefly will be sharing a series of songs (for voice and guitar/keyboard) spun from her free-verse style poetry. She is musically influenced by a wide range of styles including jazz, blues, punk, folk, and indie rock. Featuring Joseph DeMaso on guitar.



The Bards Cabaret Menu

Starters

Soup of the evening: Please ask your server

Field Green Salad: Baby greens drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette and goat cheese

Caesar Salad: Romaine hearts tossed with herb croutons, Parmesan cheese, and creamy Caesar dressing

Entrees

Our famous Onion-Crusted Chicken: Boneless breast of chicken, onion-crumbed and baked with a sherry wine sauce

Asian-style Salmon: Pan-seared with a ponzu wasabi dipping sauce

Penne a la Vodka: Penne tossed in a light red sauce, cream, and a touch of vodka

Ask your server about vegetarian alternative(s)

Dessert

Bread Pudding

Assortment of Fresh Fruit

Crème brûlée

06.27.11Lemon Meringue listed in GO Magazine's "Very Best Theatre of NYC" section.

06.11.11Press- "Lemon Meringue"- Directed by Terri Muuss

06.11.11Broadway World Write-Up about Lemon Meringue

"The process of recovering lost sections of one's life after childhood sexual abuse is inherently dramatic and theater is a home for powerful emotions. So it's not surprising that plays by survivors are starting to appear on the subject. However, the art related to child sexual abuse has been predominantly women's stories to-date. Rich Ryan, a Long Island-based survivor, breaks the mold with "Lemon Meringue," his new ten-character play with songs by Athena Reich, a survivor/recording artist. The play is directed by Terri Muuss, a theater artist and social worker who is also a survivor. Ryan's Production Company, Rich Ryan Productions, LLC, will present the work July 8 to 10, 2011 at TADA! Theater, 15 West 28th Street, for one-week only. The short run, an Equity Showcase, will also be a fundraiser for a new nonprofit devoted enabling other survivors to break their silence on the issue and build magnificent lives.


Read more: http://offoffbroadway.broadwayworld.com/article/TADA-Theater-Presents-Lemon-Meringue-78-10-20110606#ixzz1P1Xk9b5Q

06.11.11Events- Lemon Meringue

06.11.11Terri set to direct new play, "Lemon Meringue"

Lemon Meringue is a moving, one-act rollercoaster ride through the therapeutic process of Rich, a typical guy from Long Island. As Rich struggles to overcome the devastating effects of childhood sexual abuse, we witness his anger and pain slowly giving way to happiness and forgiveness. This true story, told through music, dance and dialogue, illustrates one man’s inspirational journey towards survival and finding, then healing, his inner child. Written by Rich Ryan, with original music by Athena Reich, Directed by Terri Muuss. Lemon Meringue is a compelling success story that should not be missed. It will leave your heart soaring.

06.11.11Off-Off Line Blurb- "Lemon Meringue"

06.11.11Enforced Arch writes about "Lemon Meringue"

"The process of recovering lost sections of one’s life after childhood sexual abuse is inherently dramatic and theater is a home for powerful emotions. So it’s not surprising that plays by survivors are starting to appear on the subject. However, the art related to child sexual abuse has been predominantly women’s stories to-date. Rich Ryan, a Long Island-based survivor, breaks the mold with “Lemon Meringue," his new ten-character play with songs by Athena Reich, a survivor/recording artist. The play is directed by Terri Muuss, a theater artist and social worker who is also a survivor. Ryan’s Production Company, Rich Ryan Productions, LLC, will present the work July 8 to 10, 2011 at TADA! Theater, 15 West 28th Street, for one-week only. The short run, an Equity Showcase, will also be a fundraiser for a new nonprofit devoted enabling other survivors to break their silence on the issue and build magnificent lives."

05.07.11Terri's poem, "Elkins, NH" published on Bolts of Silk's on-line poetry journal

04.15.11Terri Muuss edits poetry collection, "A Thousand Doors" By Matt Pasca

11.20.10Terri's poetry published on JB Stillwater's on-line poetry journey

06.30.09Changing Violet Website

Information, press, reviews, and current tours of Changing Violet

06.12.09"Anatomy Of a Doll" Performed at the Second Ave Firehouse in Bay Shore

There are limited seats so please RSVP as soon as you can. Tickets are going very fast...

Hope to see you all there! Feel free to pass it on and invite whoever you wish.



2nd Avenue Firehouse, Bay Shore
17 Second Ave. between Union & Main
http://secondavenuefirehouse.com/
FRIDAY, 6/12 @ 7:00pm
SATURDAY, 6/13 @ 1:00pm

TICKETS: $10
To reserve seats contact theatrechica@optonline.net

06.09.09Anatomy of a Doll being performed at the SASS show- Stony Brook University

The 18th Annual Sexual Abuse Survivors Art Show Presents:
ANATOMY OF A DOLL

Anatomy of a Doll is a poetic one-woman show detailing the dissociation resulting from the experience of incest and illustrating the connection between childhood sexual abuse and the use of substances as a way to cope. It reveals how healing from incest comes only through facing the devastation of the abuse. Performed with original music by John Link. A question and answer session will follow the show.

10.13.06Off-Off-Online review of Changing Violet

"Indeed, under the adept direction of Terri Muuss, Ortiz virtually dances through her life, although her beatific smile and smooth movements belie the often violent and disturbing subject matter that follows."

07.03.03 Review of Anatomy of a Doll- The Toronto Star

“Heartfelt" and “Superbly Acted" – The Toronto Star

04.08.03Veronica Golos Review of Anatomy of a Doll - Artistic director of literary programs at the 14th Street Y.

"A superbly acted, searing, heartbreaking, intelligent, poetry-prose piece, which confronts the awakening of memory- and the revealed truth- of the devastation of the child, and the triumph of the woman." - Veronica Golos, Poet in residence and artistic director of literary programs at the 14th Street Y.