VICTORIA LIBERTORE is an actress, writer, curator, emcee and teacher. She has
performed her original work throughout New York City in venues such as
BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Carolines on Broadway, Dance New Amsterdam, Dixon Place,
Joyce Soho and PS122 as well as in Boston, Washington, D.C., Montreal, Philadelphia,
Provincetown and Toronto. She is the author of six solo shows including GIRL MEAT
and "My Journey of Decay." Libertore teaches performance workshops incorporating
her original, archetypal energy technique. Libertore is passionate about encouraging
other artists to create their own work and has curated dozens of local and a few
international artists with backgrounds in performance, variety arts, music,
comedy and dance. She has emceed throughout New York City in clubs, at events,
on the boardwalk, in parks and at private parties as her incomparable faux Liza
Minnelli where she utilizes her improvisational skills to make "people laugh
so hard that their faces hurt." She was a Humana Festival finalist for her short
play "Monster and Lola." Libertore was a 2008 - 2010 Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Theater Artist in Residence and she has a BFA in theatre from Otterbein University.
She is a member on the board of New Dance Alliance. She has written a psychological
thriller screenplay with Ryan Kipp. Libertore will be collaborating with Leigh
Fondakowski ("The Laramie Project") who will direct her newest piece, "No Need
for Seduction" a world premiere commission at Dixon Place May 2013.
See Upcoming for details.
VICTORIA LIBERTORE first took the stage at age seven performing magic at birthday parties
for her contemporaries and she's never looked back. She received a BFA in Theatre Performance from Otterbein College where she
created her first solo show about the artist Camille Claudel (directed by Sara Laudonia). She then took the first boat out of Ohio to
New York City. Since arriving, Vic has created several full-length shows: Most recently GIRL MEAT
about allegedly the most prolific female serial killer in history: Countess Elizabeth Bathory. It was directed by Rosalie Purvis
and workshoped at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange. My Journey of Decay is a memoir piece about all of her dental work also directed by Rosalie
Purvis and workshoped at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange. The Should Dream, created it in collaboration with Ryan Migge, is a
series of vaudevillian sketches. It was performed to sold-out houses as part of terraNOVA Collective's solo Festival at PS122.
The Should Dream has also been performed at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Provincetown , MA and The West
End Theatre. She has written and performed stalk(her) in collaboration with Kimberly I. Kefgen (BAX,
Dixon Place, Independent Studios, Judy’s Chelsea, Six Figures Theatre Company). She also created an
evening of Vaudeville, V-Ville, in collaboration with Tony nominee Rebecca Feldman (Artists of Tomorrow Series).
Libertore presented her work in Montreal's Festival of Edgy Women, in Hysteria: A Festival of Women in Toronto
and headlined in the Philly Fringe Festival. Libertore performed at Cirque du Soleil's opening party
for Corteo. She appeared in Dance Theatre Etcetera's Angels, Accordians and Art as part of an interactive
site-specific performance created for the Ron Mueck exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
She hosted the 2008 Performance Mix presented by New Dance Alliance as her alter ego, a technicolor
version of the great Liza M. Victoria curates and produces a wild and diverse variety show: Crones, Ducks & Babes
and is one of the New York City pioneers of Butch Burlesque.
Places and people Victoria's performed with include: Brooklyn
Arts Exchange, Aletha Adsitt & Co, Alexandra Beller, BAX, The Bitter Poet, Bowery Poetry Club, CB’s 313 Gallery,
CEC Philadelphia, Collective: Unconscious, Coney Island, Dixon Place, Galapagos, Groove Mama Ink., HERE,
HOWL! Festival, Joe’s Pub, Joyce SoHo, Knitting Factory, Low, Makor, The Marquee, Miss Saturn, Meow Mix,
Mo Pitkin's, Nervous Cabaret, New Dance Alliance, Palace of Wonders (DC), Pinchbottom Burlesque, Pleasure Palace/Boston, Siberia,
PS122, RiFiFi, The Slipper Room, Standup NY, Red Hook Festival, The Stable, Theatre for the New City, Uncle Moe's,
Julian Velard, The Women’s Project, Wow Café and The Zipper Factory.
Victoria has taught sold-out performance and burlesque workshops at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dance New Amsterdam, Groove Mama Ink, and Studios
353, taught workshops on archetypal energy at theatre collectives, worked with Six Figures Theatre Company teaching
workshops in the Six Viewpoints technique, has taught improv, one-on-one coaching of performance work and hula hooping. Her plays include A Man with a Limp
(Dopplegäng Festival), How Crazy Joe Met His Wife (produced and published by Estrogenius) and Monster and Lola
(Humana Festival Finalist). She was a founding member of the improv troupe Devil’s Dancebelt (2003-2007). Their performance highlights include
Carolines on Broadway, Gotham City Improv, Siberia, Irish Rep, The Producer’s Club, Rose’s Turn, and Variety
Victoria has a BFA in Theatre from Otterbein College. Her studies also include Balinese mask with
Per Brahe, Butoh with Tanya Calamoneri, Clown with Kendall Cornell, Grotowski with Raïna von Waldenburg,
Viewpoints with Stephen Wangh and site-specific performance with Martha Bowers. She has been invited twice by New Dance Alliance to attend artist
residencies at Earth Dance and White Oak. She is the recipient of a 2005 Space Grant from Brooklyn Arts Exchange and a 2008-2010 Theatre Artist Residency.
Victoria lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she does intuitive readings. She also loves presents.
© 2013 Victoria Libertore