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Victoria Z.



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Victoria Z.
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VICTORIA Z. DALY's plays include Doppelgänger, Sam, Demeter and Polly, Shell Collection, Invisible, Far North, On the Cross Bronx, Circling the Globe, Raw, Final Rest, High Water Line and Rockaway Park. They have been developed/ produced at the Actors Studio, the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, the ATHE Conference, Short+Sweet Festivals in Hollywood, Dubai, and upcoming in Sydney, the Alliance for Jewish Theatre, the Berrie Center, Spokane’s KPBX-FM (NPR,) Supersound Scotland Radio, the Gi60 Festival (U.S. and UK,) and the Edinburgh Festival, among other venues.

Vicki is a Faculty Member in the Plays in Progress program at the Dramatists Guild Institute, the educational arm of the Dramatists Guild of America, where she works with Guild members to develop their new plays.

She is the Founder and Director of The 9th Floor, a collaborative of writers and actors in New York City, now in its twelfth season. Plays and screenplays workshopped at The 9th Floor have gone on to receive hundreds of productions, publications, residencies and awards, among them Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for Comic Writing and the Bauer-Boucher award from Kean University.

Recent awards for Vicki’s work include The Neem Award for Improper Dramaturgy, Russia, for High Water Line (2020;) Best Play and Judges’ Choice, Short+Sweet Dubai, for On the Cross Bronx (2020); Winner, Impossible Fest, Chicago for High Water Line (2020); Winner, the Warner International Playwrights Festival, Connecticut, for Final Rest (2020); Winner, the New Short Play Festival, New York City, for Final Rest (2019); and Winner, the Warner International Playwrights Festival, Connecticut, for Raw (2018.)

Vicki has taught playwriting (specializing in drama bootcamps) in New York City, Tennessee, and Connecticut for such organizations as Stephen Sondheim's Young Playwrights, Inc., the Fly Arts Center, Litchfield Performing Arts, Playmaking, and her own The Write Stuff! programs. A former physical actor, she also taught and performed commedia dell'arte, clown and mask work in Paris, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and in New York City.

As a television producer, script consultant, and executive, she has worked for entertainment and media organizations including Lifetime Cable Television, Warner Brothers, and the American Broadcasting Companies. Her journalism has been published in national magazines including Glamour, Health, and Portfolio.

Education: MFA in Dramatic Writing, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts; Certificat d'Etudes in Theater, L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris; A.B. and M.B.A., Harvard. Member, Dramatists Guild of America; Actors Studio Playwrights and Directors Workshop; Playwrights' Center of Minneapolis; International Centre for Women Playwrights.
Representative Play Titles
The Sam Play, Demeter and Polly, Invisible, Far North, Circling the Globe, Rockaway Park

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