Valeria Vasilevski
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Director for Love, Lust, and Beyond
(photo of Kitty Brazelton)

Ms. Vasilevski's work has taken her around the world researching and presenting new works. Places she has traveled extensively include: all of the Arab Emirates, Doha, Syria, Turkey, Portugal, Iceland, Mexico, Costa Rico, Belize, Singapore, Omar, Dubai, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Maylasia, China (including the far western Uighur regions, the Taklamakhan Desert and the Tibetan Plateau), Siberia (in winter!), Japan, India, Ladahk, Kashmir, Bhutan, Darjeeling, Sikkim, Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Jordan and western and eastern Europe. She has traversed Canada from the Yukon to Labrador and Great Slave Lake, eventually even reaching Dog! In addition she has driven across the United States more than two dozen times gathering anecdotes and impression of American life outside of New York City.

Her dream as a child was to walk the earth and see all the rooms of the house she was born into.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hedgerow Theater
Ms. Vasilevski joined Hedgerow Theater School where she studied with Jasper Deeter, a founder of the Provincetown Players. She was company ingénue from 1962-1966.

Providence, Rhode Island
Performed with the Providence Players, the Paper Bag Experimental Theater, and directed at Brown University, and Brown Summer Theater.

New Orleans, Louisiana
Performed at Le Petit Teatre de Vieux Carre, Gallery Circle Theater, People Playhouse and Tulane University Performing Arts Department.

Seattle, Washington
Directed for Pioneer Square Performing Arts and performed with The Open Space Theater.

Westmoreland, New Hampshire
Wrote and directed Village Store Verbatim, composed by Lawrence Siegel.

Stonington, Maine
In residence for two seasons as dramaturg for the opera by Anna Dembska and Bea Gates, The Singing Bridge at Opera House Arts.

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Directed "OVATIONS! Women and AIDS" Benefit at ART with MC Joel Gray.

Los Angeles, California
Directed Song of Lawino with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar at MOCA.
Ford Fellow to APPEX (Asian Pacific Performance Exchange) at UCLA.

Peterboro, New Hampshire
Mac Dowell Residency to write This Is Virgil Thomson's Shoe.

Toronto, Canada
Wrote and directed cabaret of The True Last Words of Dutch Schultz starring co-creator Theo Bleckmann, composed by Eric Salzman.

Amman, Jordan
Guest Director at the International Festival of Arab Theater.

Vienna, Austria
Director of Kassandra with Kristin Norderval, by composer Eric Salzman.
Wrote and directed She Lost Her Voice That's How We Knew featuring Kristin Norderval, with composer Frances White.

Dusseldorf, Germany
Director of Kassandra with Kristin Norderval, by composer Eric Salzman.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Wrote and directed The True Last Words of Dutch Schultz starring co-creator Theo Bleckmann, composed by Eric Salzman.
Wrote and directed She Lost Her Voice That's How We Knew featuring Kristin Norderval, with composer Frances White.

Oslo, Norway
Wrote and directed She Lost Her Voice That's How We Knew featuring Kristin Norderval, with composer Frances White.

London, England
Directed Song of Lawino with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar at Institute for Contemporary Art and Riverside.

Cambridge, England
Directed and narrated animation by Bill Plympton, Boomtown, written by Jules Feiffer.

Barcelona, Spain
Wrote and directed She Lost Her Voice That's How We Knew featuring Kristin Norderval, with composer Frances White. Guest of NewOp Festival

Warsaw, Poland
Fulbright year at Teatr Powszechny with Artistic Director, Zygmunt Hubner.

Wroclaw, Poland
Fellowship with Jerzy Grotowski

Tokyo, Japan
Asian Cultural Council Grantee

Lucca, Italy
Directed and narrated animation by Bill Plympton, Boomtown, written by Jules Feiffer.

Bellagio, Italy
Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship Residency to create new opera about Alma Mahler.

Quimper, France
Guest librettist at the International Meeting of Contemporary Opera.

Bujumbura, Burundi; Nairobi, Kenya and Tanzania
Music Researcher Grantee for Afro Pop Worldwide.


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