Dreams of Incest in Bali
"Dreams of Incest in Bali"
Victoria Libertore's new, dark comedy entwines the beauty of Bali, the complexities
of a lesbian relationship and the unspeakable taboo of incest as she takes the
audience through a 12-day trip in Bali that culminates in a near-death experience
on a mountaintop. Part memoir, part study of pop culture (i.e. the "Twilight"
phenomenon, and our society's obsession with having the life sucked out of us),
part travel log, this piece mines for the complexities of human relationships.
Our heroine returns from Bali only to find a letter from her father praying for
her not to be gay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 PlaysA 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.
© 2013 Victoria Libertore