Howling Vic
photo credit: Alex Escalante

 

Works by
Victoria Libertore

No Need For Seduction
"No Need For Seduction" Incapable of intimacy beyond pining for unavailable women and life beyond the whiskey bottle, our heroine has finally gotten her life together. She's on a trip of a lifetime in one of the most beautiful and exotic places in the world with an amazing woman, but she's about to sabotage this life beyond her wildest dreams. Part memoir, part study of pop culture and our society's obsession with the high of intrigue and having the life sucked out of us. Powerful, profound and funny, "No Need for Seduction" reveals our darkest nooks and crannies as dangerous, necessary and liberating.

GIRL MEAT
According to legend, Countess Elizabeth Bathory is the most prolific female serial killer in history. Drinking and bathing in the blood of her victims, she tortured and killed hundreds of women. Intrigued by this true story, solo performer Victoria Libertore channels Bathory's essence with intensity, a dose of insanity and a hint of camp. All the while exploring why as a society we find naked, twisted-up, bloodied bodies of women so damn fascinating.

Liza Emcees
An impersonation that captures the essence of the great Liza Minnelli with all of her bravado, decadence and a little bit of the diva. Victoria is a master at improvising with the audience and making any engagement, party, event unforgettable when she hosts. People have said their faces hurt from laughing so hard.

My Journey of Decay
In her memoir piece, My Journey of Decay, Victoria Libertore delves into her extensive dental work with her trademark humor, aplomb and sensuality. In addressing the audience and weaving movement through this work, she dives into the universal truths of teeth and mortality including the death of her mother. Libertore shares with us why she blames Alyssa Milano for all the decay in her mouth and how it's sometimes hard to feel sexy when you have visible decay.

Butch Burlesque
Co-curated by Victoria Libertore and Lea Robinson, and presented by L Boogie Productions

Butch Burlesque is becoming a phenomenon in New York City. Victoria Libertore is one of the pioneers not only curating, but teaching butches the art of the striptease. The lineup is always diverse including seasoned, salt-and-pepper performers to burlesque 'virgins' debuting their new wares. Come see these butches and friends strut their stuff with the bravado, swagger and only a butch can pull off. As Jace Everett says, "We wanna do bad things with you." An example of a lineup: Moe Angelos, Crystal Balls, Drae Campbell (Miss LEZ 2011), Molly Equalty Dykeman, Luscious von Dykester with music by Tina Richerson, Jessica Lurie Alto AND Butch Burlesque students making their debut: Kestryl Cael, Prince Kim & Slapshot N. Tickle. This show is ready to go on the road!

The Should Dream
Conceived by Victoria and created in collaboration with Ryan Migge, invites you backstage as an old vaudevillian illuminates the secret life of show people. Victoria Libertore, aka Howling Vic, lip-synchs, shimmies and hula-hoops her way through perverse, profane and saucy characters including the crone, prostitute and hedonist. This is a 60-minute solo work.

stalk(her)
A 60-minute solo work conceived by Victoria and created in collaboration with Kimberly I. Kefgen. A play about a woman's obsession with a wide array of colorful people, including her Middle School Vice Principal and lesbian icon Peggy Shaw. In stalk(her), Victoria Libertore says, "Sometimes the best relationships are the ones where the other person doesn't know (about the relationship)." The piece is addressed directly to the audience and incorporates choreography by Ryan Migge.

V-Ville
Created and performed in collaboration with Tony nominee (25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee) Rebecca Feldman. Vaudeville with a modern twist. Rebecca Feldman and Victoria Libertore seduce you into an exploration of life, love and loss with them through slapstick, hula-hoops, burlesque, jazz and a few surprises. Not advisable for children or the faint of heart.

Performance Work
Over a dozen three-to-five minute, character-driven movement pieces exploring female sexuality and humor while combining the sacred and profane. This deep archetypal work is usually set to music ranging from Nina Simone to the Eurythmics. The pieces vary from smooth and sultry to loud, funny and outrageous. The work explores the underbelly or less accepted characters in our society such as Goddess, masochist or crone.

Written Plays

  • A Man with a Limp, ten-minute noir play with an off-stage alligator and a drunk middle-aged woman attempting to seduce a young lost man with a limp.

  • How Crazy Joe Met His Wife, Mobster Joey Gallo goes to any lengths to get a gal to marry him.

  • Monster and Lola, ten-minute piece with a lost monster, lonely woman and unrequited love a la Remains of the Day.

    2017 Victoria Libertore