ACTOR - SOLO ARTIST - IMPROVISOR
SHADOW QUEENS RISING, my solo show, premiered in November 2018. It's a work in progress and I continue to write and make adjustments along the way. I can tailor my show to a specific venue and audience.
Victoria Ford, actor, solo performer, writer, improvisor, was born and raised in New York City, and grew up in Spanish Harlem. Her mother was Puerto Rican and her father was a Spaniard. She happily lives in the Hudson Valley, NY with her husband of twenty-five years. She is fluent in Spanish and can speak, read and write French and Italian.
She wrote her first solo show SHADOW QUEENS RISING in 2018 and had the good fortune of working with award winning director, Samantha Jones. Her characters are a composite of her experiences as a child , by people she has met along the way, and her own neurotic tendencies.
Musicals fascinated her as a child, and she was drawn to the performing arts. Her first love was dance, which she pursued at the Nat Horne Theatre on West 42nd Street , where she trained to be a triple threat. She went on to take acting classes at HB Studios, Riverside Shakespeare Theatre, Sande Shurin Acting Studio and Meisner technique with Matthew Corozine.
She has done educational theatre, with The Puerto Rican Travelling Theatre, where she played the lead in Dr. Goodmouth, and with the Henry St. Settlement where she played the lead of Elsie in play about aids. Victoria has worked with sketch comedy groups and was a company member of Hudson Valley Improv from 2016 to 2019. Some of her theatre credits include the lead in Dr. Goodmouth, Miss Prism, in The Importance of Being Earnest, Elaine Navazio, in The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Feste in Twelfth Night, Lenya Zubritsky in Fools.
Her film credits include The Suffering Kind directed by Kevin Liddy, writer, director and winner of the Spirit of IndieCorke Award in 2014. Engaged by Hummingbird Films and Comprometidos, the spanish speaking version, commissioned by NYC.