Who is Victoria Stewart?
Before graduating from the Playwrights Workshop at the University of Iowa, Victoria was a professional stage-manager, working with David Rabe, Anne Bogart and Peter Sellars among others.
She has received the Francesca Primus Award, a McKnight Advancement Grant, the Helen Merrill Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Award (finalist), and the Jerome Fellowship as well as residencies at Ucross/Sundance, Hedgebrook, Hermitage, Tofte Lake, Sewanee Writer’s Conference and the Donmar Warehouse. Her plays include RICH GIRL (George Street Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Lyric Stage, The Old Globe), MERCY WATSON TO THE RESCUE! (Children’s Theatre Company, Marin Theater Company, Magik Theater), THE MEANING OF MAGGIE (Rose Theater), HARDBALL (Live Girls Theatre!, SPF), FISSURES (LOST AND FOUND) (Actors Theater of Louisville), CLANDESTINO (Mixed Blood), LIVE GIRLS (Urban Stages, WHAT, Stage Left, Eternal Spiral Project), NIGHTWATCHES (Overlap Productions), 800 WORDS: THE TRANSMIGRATION OF PHILIP K. DICK, (Caravan Theater, Live Girls Theatre!, Workhaus Collective), THE LAST SCENE and an adaptation of Henry James’ THE BOSTONIANS.
Recently, she finished a screenplay for HBO, APPETITE FOR SELF-DESTRUCTION and a short play PLANET X, presented in Russian via satellite at the Moscow Art Theatre. Her new play, DESCENT was developed at Moving Arts and she’s working on an adaptation of the best-selling children’s book WISHTREE for the Rose Theater.
She’s a founding member of the Workhaus Collective and an Affiliated Writer with the Playwrights’ Center and a member of WGA West. Her plays HARDBALL and RICH GIRL have been published by Broadway Play Publishing.