Thursday, May 26, 2016

Spotlight On...Victoria Vance

Name: Victoria Vance

Hometown: Canton, Ohio

Education: Various Theatre schools outside the U.S. Ohio University School Of Theatre BFA

Select Credits: Unbroken Circle (St. Luke Theatre), Engaging Shaw (The Abingdon Theatre). HBO’s “Veep”HBO, Showtime’s “The Affair”

Why theater?: It's alive...truly alive. There's a wonderful audience, each one looking for something...laughter, a chance to go deeper, to find's so gratifying for me.

Who do you play in A Persistent Memory?: Olivia, a Belgian woman living in Uganda, who works for Unicef.

Tell us about A Persistent Memory: It's a deeply moving play about reaching into ones soul...understanding ourselves in a deeper way. Release, and finding a way to move forward. It's painful but the rewards are rich.

What is it like being a part of A Persistent Memory?: Amazing...brilliant. What a gorgeous cast and crew. The writer, Jackob Hofmann is a dear friend and it is such a joy to be working with him again.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Boy...I just love ALL speaks to me in one way or another. Again...there are so many. I fear if I name any one in particular I'll want to kick my own fanny for forgetting someone else.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Vivian in WIT.

What’s your favorite show tune?: Every song from Pippin.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Mark Strong

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Emma Thompson. "It All Makes Sense Now"

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: M Butterfly with John Lithgow

What show have you recommended to your friends?: A Persistent Memory, OF COURSE!!

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: A wonderful glass...or TWO of good wine!

What’s up next?: Well...something wonderful, I hope!! There's one thing I'm working on but its on the QT.