A graduate of Niagara University's Theatre
Program, Virginia and an experienced stage manager, director, and actress.
As a stage manager, she has worked for the New
Phoenix Theatre's productions of BLUE/ORANGE, THE ORGANIC MOVEMENT OF CHAIR AND PITCHER,
and THE WOMAN BEFORE.
At Lewiston's Theater-in-the-Mist, she directed their renditions of THE
SUNSHINE BOYS and WAIT
TILL DARK and starred in their production of NUNSENSE.
Virginia is also very active as an organizer, director,
and actor for various Buffalo "infringement" Festivals
where she directed independent productions of THE RESPECTFUL PROSTITUTE
(2006), FLOATERS (2008), and CLOSER (2009).
With Subversive Theatre, Virginia has staged managed
a long list of our productions including FOUNDATIONS
(2007), WAITING FOR LEFTY
HAMMER (2008), OUROBOROS
(2009), and -- most recently -- WATERBOARDING BLUES (2009).
Her first time directing for Subversive Theatre was "Please Remove this Stuffed Animal from my Head,"
a vignette in our 2007 SUBVERSIVE SHORTS Program.
The first full-scale Subversive Theatre production Virginia
directed was our enormously successful NICKEL AND DIMED at the Alt
Theatre in April-May, 2008. After that she directed PALACE
OF THE END as the first-ever production at our new space, the Manny Fried
Playhouse and then directed two vignettes for sUBVERsIVE sHORTs
2009 -- "Ismene's Press Conference" and "The
Gospel According to Beatrice."
Most recently, Virginia directed our
critically-acclaimed production of Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: Voices of the 1992 L.A.
As an actress, Virginia has appeared in our staged
readings of THE MAN WHO NEVER DIED for May Day 2008,
THE COMMUNE for May Day 2009, and -- most recently -- A TOTALITARIAN
CHRISTMAS in December of 2009.
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