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Regina Victor

 

Regina Victor (they/them/pharoah) is a Black director, multidisciplinary artist, and cultural critic. Presently Sideshow Theatre’s Artistic Director, and one of Newcity’s “Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago”-- two years running. Victor has helped develop world premieres by Antoinette Nwandu, Anna Deavere Smith (Notes from the Field), Sarah Ruhl, and recently directed an all Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) ACLU Benefit reading of The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Works in development include Mallory Raven-Ellen Backstrom (Once in a Bleu Moon) Brynne Frauenhoffer (Pro-Am, Kilroys List 2020), Terry Guest (Marie Antoinette & the Magical Negroes), and Emma Durbin (landscape). They co-founded Rescripted in 2017, an arts journalism platform by and for artists, and have written for other publications including American Theatre, Playbill, and the Chicago Reader. Other notable artistic collaborations include Steppenwolf Theater, Jackalope Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Timeline Theatre, California Shakespeare Theatre. In their spare time, they serve as a board member for The Sappho Project, and are a member of the Beehive Dramaturgy Collective. Learn more at www.reginavictor.com.

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Can I Come? Envisioning the Future of Inclusion on Broadway and Beyond
Essay

Can I Come? Envisioning the Future of Inclusion on Broadway and Beyond

13 September 2021

Regina Victor paints a picture of a future for the theatre industry with cultural strategy at the center.

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The Responsibility of the Artist-Critic
Essay

The Responsibility of the Artist-Critic

1 August 2019

Kitty Drexel and Regina Victor, both artists and critics, talk about working through biases, accountability, transparency, and more.

The Need for Cultivating Theatre Critics of Color
Essay

The Need for Cultivating Theatre Critics of Color

7 April 2017

Tanuja Jagernauth and Regina Victor discuss the lack of theatre critics of color, and issues surrounding agency and consent for theatre artists of color.

#BreakingtheBinary
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#BreakingtheBinary

an interview with SK Kerastas and Lisa Evans

26 January 2017

Regina Victor interviews SK Kerastas and Lisa Evans about their work to make theatre institutions more accessible for trans* people, on and off stage.