Gloria Von Oosterhaus (Teresa Trich) is the best-selling author in Vanity Press history — but that’s not all it’s cracked up to be. When her chance pairing with Leo turned her chick-lit Alexandra series into a pulpy, sci-fi drenched page-turner, sales skyrocketed, even as Gloria’s self-worth (and mental health) plummeted.  This resulted in an ill-advised tryst with Rich that ended before he could even… rise to the occasion… Since Liz‘s death, Gloria has found solace in new age remedies, though her mental stability will forever be up for debate.

Gloria’s “Finest Moments”:

“Inebriation” — Rich introduces Gloria as Vanity Press’s “cash cow.”
“Misappropriation” — Liz learns that “Gloria” and “deadlines” do not mesh well.
“Dierdre’s Other Gift” — Gloria and Leo hammer out very different versions of the same story.
“Signing the Contract” — Vanity Press + Hollywood = headaches.


Teresa L. Trich is enjoying her 3rd year with STBD. She has been seen in many local theater companies in the Pittsburgh area. Some of her favorite roles are Pearl in “Rain in the Hollows” (Red Barn), Poppy in “Noises Off” (Kean Theatre), Judy “Perfect Wedding” (Stage Right), and Genevera “Bright Ideas” (South Park). Teresa also enjoys the fine art of improv and has been an improvisor for 8 years, 5 of which was with a troupe she co-founded. Teresa is a graduate of the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University.

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