Victoria (toy) Deiorio

Victoria (toy) Deiorio is the head of Sound Design at DePaul University and an award-winning composer/sound designer whose work has been heard in theatres across the country. Off-Broadway: A Christmas Carol – St. Clement’sTheatre, Two Point Oh – 59E59th St., Cassie’s Chimera – Joe’s Pub, The Bluest Eye – Steppenwolf @ The Duke, and Ophelia – NYC Fringe. Associate Design: Primary Stages, Actor’s Studio Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and UrbanStages. Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, and many other regional theatres. She has been nominated for 11 and has received 6 Joseph Jefferson Awards, as well as 2 After Dark Awards.

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  • What it Means to Sound Designers to Take Away the Tony
    Last night there was an outpouring of disgust, sadness, confusion, anger, and frustration over a decision to again treat our field as though we are not as important as the rest of the team. This rush of emotion comes because this is not new to us at all. The amount of work in order to be validated by the Tony Awards as a category, which was instated in 2008, seems to have meant nothing at all if it suddenly goes away. It’s not about an award. It’s not about the spotlight—most of us work very hard to go unnoticed during a performance (unless we need to be noticed). It’s about validation for the work that we do and how hard it is to do this work.