VICTORIA HALPER

DIRECTOR, ACTOR, VIDEO ARTIST, PRODUCER

 

Born in Toronto, Canada to Austrian immigrants in 1988. Trained as an actor and graduated with distinction from the Theatre and Drama Studies Program at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. Moved to Austria in 2010 and first lived in Graz, working as a video editor for video2brain (now owned by LinkedIn) and a director's intern at the Schauspielhaus Graz (Ingo Berk). This lead to further positions as a director's assistant at the Volkstheater Wien (Rupert Henning, Enrico Lübbe u.a) and the Landestheater Niederösterreich (Sandy Lopicic, Felix Hafner u.a.). Recipient of the Newcomer Theater Artist Stipend from the Austrian Arts Council (Startstipendium des Bundeskanzleramts Österreich). Co-founded the Viennese performance collective DARUM (Darstellende Kunst und Musik) with Kai Krösche and Laura Andreß in 2018. Their debut production "Ungebetene Gäste" has been nominated for the NESTROY 2019 in the category "Spezialpreis" and invited to the Impulse Festival 2020 in Cologne, Germany. Lives and works as a director, actor, video artist and producer in Vienna, Austria. 

 

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CURRENT PRODUCTIONS

UNGEBETENE GÄSTE: WAS BLEIBT (2020)?

A revision by DARUM

Performance Art / Essay Performance in German and English

In Co-operation with WERK X-Petersplatz

Remount Premiere: 16. October 2020 7:30pm

October 17th at 7:30pm and October 18th at 3pm

**Nominated for the NESTORY-Spezialpreis 2019**

www.darum.at

 

AUSGANG: OFFEN / EXIT: OPEN

A performative installation; 1-to-1 experience turned into film due to Covid-19

Performance Art in German with english subtitles

A coproduction by DARUM and WUK performing arts

Cinematic Premiere Coming soon

www.darum.at

 

DIE SIEDLER VON SÜD-WIEN

A theatrical urban play by Play:Vienna

Performance Art in the city; free event

A coproduction by Play:Vienna and WERK X

October 3rd-November 10th 200

www.werk-x.at

 

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Foto: Philipp Ehmann
Foto: Philipp Ehmann