LINIE Q. With Simon Dietersdorfer & Victoria Halper. Photo: Apollonia Theresa Bitzan.
LINIE Q. With Simon Dietersdorfer & Victoria Halper. Photo: Apollonia Theresa Bitzan.

Now or soon:

Fall 2023

Premiere November 3rd /"Eisemann<STAGE> a contemporary circus piece about the man that fell from the tight rope (Vienna, Austria)

Debut production of the On The Edge Festival with Theater am Werk.

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Directing | Videos

Italian Premiere October tba /"Floating Flies<FILM> an experimental film 

Directing | Performance | Text | Editing | Producing

A DARUM production - more info here


Avaiable online until 2031

anytime/"404-TOTLINK" <INTERNET> a hyperlink installation available in german online (World)

Artistic direction | Text | Videos | Programming | Research | Graphics | Producing



Mid '24/"EOL" (Working Title) <VRa DARUM production (Vienna, Austria)
Autumn '24/"Alle Lust" (Working Title) <PERFROMANCE a DARUM performative installation (Vienna, Austria)


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About me:

Born 1988 in Toronto.

Canadian/Austrian Transnational.

Studied Acting and Directing at the University of Toronto.

Received her Honours BA with Distinction and got on plane emigrating to Vienna in 2010.


Assisted directors at Volkstheater Wien, Schauspielhaus Graz, Raimundspiele Gutenstein and Landestheater Niederösterreich (Ingo Berk, Sabine Derflinger, Rupert Henning, Sandy Lopičić, Enrico Lübbe, Alia Luque, Hakan Savaş Mican, Simon Windisch, Sarantos Zervoulakos...)

Worked part-time as a video editor for video2brain/LinkedIn.


Started directing, acting in, editing and producing theatre and films while living in Linz, Austria (2013-2016). Productions included the Austrian Premieres of "East of Berlin" by Hannah Moscovitch & "Bitch Boxer" by Charlotte Josephine and her debut mid-length feature film "Kommissar Taler", which won Best Ensemble at the Upper Austria in Film Festival. Victoria was awarded the Cultural Medal from the city of Traun for her work in the region.


Moved back to Vienna in 2016.

Kick-start with the Newcomer Scholarship for Performing Arts from the Austrian Federal Chancellery 2018.

Experimentation with new forms, styles and technology: Essay performances ("Dad Left"), Contemporary circus ("Lustvoll" and "Debris"), immersive theatre, performative installations, video art, experimental film, web art and playful forms of gamified theatre in public spaces (Play:Vienna).


Along with director Kai Krösche, Victoria creates interdisciplinary and experimental art under the label of DARUM. The FALTER newspaper's Top 10 of 2018, the immersive performative installation "Uninvited Guests" and the hybrid documentary film "Exit: Open" were each nominated for the NESTROY in 2019 and 2020. In 2021 the Impulse Theater Festival in Cologne, Germany featured DARUMs web-based hyperlink installation "404-TOTLINK" - this project is available online for the next 10 years (at least).


As film editor and producer, her work has been invited to various film festivals around the globe. "Exit: Open" premiered at the Hof International Film Festival in Germany. "Kommissar Taler" celebrated its International Premiere in Rome, Italy. The short film "Gegenschein" which, she also stars in, will be premiered at the 39th Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival and was/will be screened at the Five Lakes Film Festival Bavaria, Festival of Nations Upper Austria, Filmets Badalona Spain and Minikino Bali Indonesia.


Her most recent productions in 2022 were directed with Kai Krösche under the label of DARUM:  "Letzter Aufguss" (Final Infusion), an immersive site-specific labyrinth filled with the ghosts of Germany's past, co-produced with Schauspiel Leipzig, and performed at the abandoned Stasi Sauna in Leipzig. Their third Viennese production, "Heimweh" (Homesick), which dealt with the decades-long structural crimes against thousands of children and young adults in both church and municipal children's homes in Austria, was deemed one of the 10 most outstanding productions of 2022 by FALTER and the virtual Nachtkritik-Theatertreffen. Her debut experimental film "Floating Flies" premiered at the Diagonale '23 in Graz. 


She is currently rehearing the no escape room "Linie Q" for which she is also responsible for the video installations, as well as researching for DARUM's next big projects as part of their 2-year grant from the city of Vienna. 


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Artistic Work (full):

View or download my full CV here

Artistic Work (most recent):


"Linie Q<PERFORMANCE> a no escape room; written by Emre Akal & James Stanson; directed by Kai Krösche

Videos | Performance

A WUK performing arts coproduction



"Heimweh<PERFORMANCE> a performative installation overnight, engl. title "Homesick"

Directing | Videos | Performance | Research

A DARUM and WUK performing arts coproduction


"Letzter Aufguss<PERFORMANCE> a site-specific performative installation, engl. title "Final Infusion"

Directing | Videos | Research

A coproduction by Schauspiel Leipzig and DARUM


"Floating Flies<FILM> an experimental film 

Directing | Performance | Text | Editing | Producing

A DARUM production

* World Premiere at the Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film (Austria)

* Official Selection at Seattle (USA), Brooklyn (USA), Montecatini (Italy)

* Semi-Finalist at Flickers' Rhode Island (USA)



"Herostrat" by Jean-Paul Sartre <STAGEDirected by Kai Krösche


In cooperation with WERK X-Petersplatz


"404-TOTLINK<INTERNETweb-based hyperlink installation

Artistic direction | Text | Videos | Programming | Research | Graphics | Producing

A DARUM and Impulse Theater Festival coproduction



"Ausgang: Offen" / "Exit: Open" <FILM> performative installation turned experimental documentary film

Directing | Performance | Editing & Colour Correction | Research | Text | Producing

Feature length film, 98 Minutes, 4K 50fps, AT.

A DARUM and WUK performing arts coproduction

* NESTROY Nomination 2020 for the Special Corona Award (Austria)

* World Premiere at the 54th Hof International Film Festival (Germany)

* Official Selection at the 15th Five Lakes Film Festival (Germany)

+ Official Selection "Frame Extended" at the 26th Split Film Festival (Croatia)


"Gegenscheinby James Stanson <FILMDirected by Kai Krösche & Kolja Burgschuld 

Acting | Editing & Colour Correction | Producing

Short Film, 15 Minutes, Drama, 4K, AT.

* World Premiere at the 15th Five Lakes Film Festival (Germany)

* Official Selection at Festival of Nations (Lenzing, Austria), Minikino Filmweek (Bali, Indonesia), Filmets (Badalona, Spain)


"Ungebetene Gäste: Was Bleibt?<STAGERemount+Revision / engl. Title: "Uninvited Guests: What's Left?"

Artistic direction | Text | Performance | Videos | Research | Producing

A lecture performance by DARUM in cooperation with WERK X-Petersplatz, Premiered October 16th


"Alt. Ein Robotermusicial" by bum bum pieces <STAGEDirected by: Simon Windisch


A play with live music. Premiered January 12th at the WUK Projektraum

Invited to the 2021 SHÄXPIR Festival in Linz, Upper Austria.


"Die Sieder von Süd-Wien<INTERNET/PERFORMANCEplayful city performance with and for citizens in 3 Viennese neighbourhoods

Artistic contribution | Research 

A coproduction by Play:Vienna and Werk X, funded by SHIFT III



"Ungebetene Gäste" and "Ungebetene Gäste: Was Bleibt?", <PERFORMANCE/STAGEperformative installation and lecture performance / engl. titles "Uninvited Guests" and "Uninvited Guests: What's Left?"

Artistic direction | Text | Performance | Videos | Research | Producing

A search for clues and lecture performance by DARUM in cooperation with WERK-X Petersplatz

* NESTROY Nomination 2019 for the Special Corona Award (Austria)

* Falter Top 10 in 2019 (Austria)

* Official Selection for the 2020 Impulse Theater Festival (Germany)


"Dad Left<STAGE> an essay performance about leaving and not coming back 

Directing | Acting | Text | Videos | Producing

In cooperation with WERK X-Petersplatz, premiered on May 23rd


"Debris<STAGEby Victoria Halper and Kai Krösche

Directing & Devising | Producing

A contemporary circus production by Momomento, Premiered in November at the Fabrik Seestadt, Vienna.



"Lustvoll<STAGEa performance about lust

Directing & Devising

A contemporary circus production by Momomento, Premiered mid-September at Theater Oberzeiring (Festival of Premieres).

Additional performances at Kristallwerk Graz and Theater Brett Vienna


"Zukunftsbüro<PERFORMANCEa performance festival about the future 

Idea & performance "Back your happiness" | Performance "If I were mayor..."

A project by the Landestheater Niederösterreich and makemake productions all over St. Pölten, Lower Austria.


"Arschgesicht" <FILM> a music video by Herr Magister


Music video, 3:56 minutes, 4K, ES/AT.


Contact Info/Imprint:

Victoria Halper

Löblichgasse 6/16

1090 Vienna


+43 664 3186191