VICTORIA Z. DALY is the Founder and Director of The 9th Floor, currently starting its eleventh season in New York City. Plays and screenplays workshopped at The 9th Floor have gone on to receive hundreds of regional and festival productions, publications, residencies and local and national awards.
Her plays include Doppelgänger, The Sam Play, Demeter and Polly, Invisible, Far North, On the Cross Bronx, Circling the Globe, Raw, and Rockaway Park. Her work has been featured at the Actors Studio, the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, the ATHE Conference, the Gi60 Festival (NYC and UK,) the Warner International Playwrights Festival, the Berrie Center, Spokane’s KPBX-FM (NPR,) the 1:One UAE Theatre Fest (Dubai,) and the Edinburgh Festival, among other venues. Honors include her selection as Guest Artist at the Kennedy Center Summer Playwriting Intensive; her play Raw named NYU Finalist for the Theater Masters MFA National Playwrights Festival; and Far North's nomination for the Perry Award for Best Production of an Original Play by the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters.
Vicki is a Faculty Member 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 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, 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; Playwrights' Center of Minneapolis; ICWP.
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