A force of creativity
Victoria grew up primarily on the remote Cortes Island, BC, without electricity or a road. Always creative, her first job was a marionette show she wrote and performed at the age of 12.
After graduating with honours from Humber College Theatre, Victoria attending an inspiring touring show. So Victoria packed her bags and moved to NYC, where she moved in with this movement theatre company, the Margolis-Brown Adaptors. Performing and training with this Bessie winning company, Victoria also freelanced as a movement artist with the dynamic Arts-in-Motion Company Pink Inc, world renowned folk opera company i Guillari di Piazza, and created collaborative work with her own company, KIA Movement Theatre, employing many site specific venues. She became a CAEA and SAG actor, starring in such shows as Criminal Minds and LOST.
Returning to Toronto, Victoria was doing site specific theater before it was a recognized term. Her first original play Lie With Me, was a sold out success. Victoria’s many original plays include Fringe productions of Sooz, the highest grossing Fringe play in Toronto in 2001, which subsequently played in BC, and resulted in a short film that CBC. Happy, and Run, both of which garnered critical acclaim and hold-overs. CAEA contacted Victoria Goring and made her become an CAEA Theater due to the quality of her shows.
Victoria’s children’s play, Swordtales, played for four years in Toronto and BC, If at Factory Theatre since 2006, which has won contests at Aurora Theatre, Gateway Theatre, and was awarded writing grants from the Laidlaw Foundation, the OAC, and the TAC. Story Theater received a Target Arts in Education grant and toured to economically disadvantaged schools.
Victoria was handpicked for the prestigious Independent Television Producers program in Toronto that selects less than 25 producers a year. Her first pitch was shortlisted for Network TV, first short won “Best Filmmaker” on the Festival circuit, and she sold two pieces to CBC. Her short “Sassy Kathy Volunteers” was selected for the Big Bear International Film Festival.
Artist in Residence: Hot Springs National Park, AK
Artist in Residence: Crystal Lake National Park, CA
Actor: LOST, Criminal Minds
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