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: 9 Circles - Sheen Center, 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, Hartford Stage, Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Play House, Syracuse Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Seattle Rep, Indiana Repertory, Milwaukee Repertory, and many other regional and Chicago theatres. She has been nominated for 13 and has received 7 Joseph Jefferson Awards, as well as 2 After Dark Awards and a SALT Award. For more information: www.victoria-sound-design.com

A Sound Designer on The (Remarkable) Encounter
Essay

A Sound Designer on The (Remarkable) Encounter

22 November 2016

Sound designer Victoria Deiorio reflects on her experience of Complicite’s The Encounter and its ingenious use of sound. 

Is Technology in Sound Design Eroding Collaboration?
Essay

Is Technology in Sound Design Eroding Collaboration?

12 June 2015

Sound designer Toy Deiorio discusses the complicated, multi-faceted artistic process of sound design.

What it Means to Sound Designers to Take Away the Tony
Essay

What it Means to Sound Designers to Take Away the Tony

12 June 2014

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.