Victoria recently performed with Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s Little Women as Sallie Gardiner in Fort Worth. Stolen Shakespeare Guild is a company that focuses mostly on producing classical work such as Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Jane Austen and more. Little Women is the classic story based on the author, Louisa May Alcott’s family, particularly her sisters. Sallie Gardiner is the friend of Meg, the eldest March sister, who invites Meg to stay with her as she prepares for her Cotillion party known as the “Coming Out Ball”. Sallie’s dresses up Meg to introduce her to society but looks down on the March family for not being more refined. So, Victoria took on this snobby, villainous role in stride.
“I really love playing the more villainous roles because those characters are more complex. No one really wakes up and decides they are going to be mean today. It takes more development than that. So, just like any person, villains have reasons for the way they act. I also am not often very mean in my everyday life so it’s fun to get that out of my system.”
Victoria rehearsed from October all the way to the beginning of December. She then performed for three weeks at the Fort Worth Cultural Center in the Fort Worth Museum District. She also helped the costume team and made one of the ball gowns in the show.
See her next show at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in April!