Victoria Maria Moyer

Facilitating Creative Journeys

I would give all metaphors

in return for one word

drawn out of my breast like a rib

for one word
contained within the boundaries

of my skin

but apparently this is not possible


and just to say—I love

I run around like mad
picking up handfuls of birds
and my tenderness
which after all is not made of water
asks the water for a face

-(Zbigniew Herbert, trans. Czeslaw Milosz)

I’m Victoria.

For now, this page is where I house various bits and pieces of things I do or have done.

Some of my playwriting projects may be found here.

I have frequently worked as a theatre educator, providing a space for young people as well as adults to explore their artistic perspectives.

I am also a certified Hypnotherapist through the International Association of Counselors and Therapists. When it comes to “healing” work, my focus is on awareness, unfolding, somatic process, and making space for the magic of change. I offer my practice to groups as well as individuals.

Butoh has been a foundational practice for me, and I’d like to build on the experimental community-based work I started in summer of 2018 for this season and beyond. See flier here and e-mail thephillybutohrhizome@gmail.com to get connected.

In the past year I’ve started learning to play harp; I sometimes post improvisational songs here.

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To find out more about my creative projects, potential collaborations, or to book a personal or group session, please e-mail me at victoria.maria012 (at) gmail (dot) com. I look forward to meeting you! 

 

TRAINING

Bucknell University, B.A. (English/Writing & Theatre/Directing)

Spiral Q’s 10-hour School Residency Training (Parade and Puppetry in Philadelphia)

Physical Theatre@Dell'Arte International

Butoh Dance @ Vangeline Theatre (Vangeline, Katsura Kan, Mari Osanai, Vanessa Skantze, Natalie Cuellar, Moeno Wakamatsu); @Subbody Resonance School, Dharamsala India w/ Rhizome Lee & Co-creators; short workshop with Yuko Kaseki in Philadelphia

Drama Therapy@Amman, Jordan w/ Dr. Fadi Skeiker

Foundations for Trauma-Informed Art-Making, BuildaBridge

Hypnotherapy@IACT, Certification by Kristin Prevallet; Precision Hypnosis@Mark Tyrell

OTHER SKILLS

Yoga, Acroyoga, Voice, Violin, Harp, Sansula, German, Basic Arabic, Curriculum Development, Pedagogy, Childcare, Non-Violent Communication, Outdoor and Gardening skills

SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCES

Teaching Staff @ Spiral Q, Philadelphia P

Movies4MentalHealth Facilitator @Art With Impact, Mid-Atlantic Region

Kids and Teens Coordinator @Philly Improv Theater, Philadelphia PA

Eco-Landscape/Garden Assistant @Eating for the Ecosystem, Philadelphia PA

Guest Theatre Artist @Wild Goose Farm, Lewisburg PA

Theatre Faculty @King's Academy, Madaba, Jordan

Drama Teacher/Director @Manhattan Country School, NYC

Drama Specialist @Hartley House, NYC

Apprentice Theatre Teacher @The Putney School, VT

AWARDS

ScreenCraft 2018 Stage Play Competition, Finalist

The Cadigan Prizes for Emerging Writers, 1st Place Recipient

Glimmer Train June ’14 Fiction Open, Honorable Mention 

The C. Willard Smith Award for creative imagination in Theatre, Bucknell University

 

 

Come you lost Atoms to your Centre draw;

And be the Eternal Mirror that you saw.

     -Farid Ud-Din Attar, The Conference of the Birds

 

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