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VICTORIA LIBERTORE is a performing artist, actress, writer, teacher, producer and activist. Her/their work includes eight solo shows, performance art, variety, burlesque and improv. She's performed everywhere from Coney Island's boardwalk to Off-Broadway, including venues such as Barrow Street Theater, Carolines on Broadway, Joe's Pub, Joyce Soho, PS122 as well as in Boston, Chicago, Montreal, Philadelphia, Provincetown, Toronto and Washington D.C. She has emceed throughout New York City in theaters, comedy clubs, parks and at private parties impersonating Liza Minnelli where she utilizes her improvisational skills to make "people laugh so hard that their faces hurt."
Libertore is passionate about encouraging other artists to create their own work and has curated dozens of artists with backgrounds in performance, variety arts, burlesque, music, comedy and dance with a focus on LGBTQ+ and BIPOC artists. In addition to facilitating her own performance and writing workshops, she has taught at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Otterbein University and Hastings College. She/they was a Humana Festival Finalist, has received a Young Alumni Award for Research and Creative Achievement from Otterbein University, and is a recipient of the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award held by the Innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony. Victoria has had the support of artist residencies, space grants, funding and retreats from Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dance New Amsterdam, Dixon Place, Earthdance and New Dance Alliance.
She has a BFA in theater from Otterbein University. In addition to their studies in college, while in NYC for 21 years, she studied various approaches to acting including Grotowski, Chekov, Viewpoints, long-form improvisation and Balinese mask. In addition to the performing arts, Victoria is a student and practitioner of the esoteric arts. She currently studies at Crash Acting and lives in Los Angeles with her wife and cat.