Victoria Provost

Victoria Provost

Victoria Provost (she/her) is a New York-based playwright, performer, and producer. She has worked with Playwrights Horizons, Irish Arts Center, Paper Kraine, the Firebird Project, Soft Shell Productions, the Public Theater, Little Island, and the TEAM Plays. The concentration of her interests primarily lies in the intersection of trauma theory and long-form storytelling; her writing is informed by this and by...
Victoria Provost (she/her) is a New York-based playwright, performer, and producer. She has worked with Playwrights Horizons, Irish Arts Center, Paper Kraine, the Firebird Project, Soft Shell Productions, the Public Theater, Little Island, and the TEAM Plays. The concentration of her interests primarily lies in the intersection of trauma theory and long-form storytelling; her writing is informed by this and by her biracial and bisexual identities. She is the author of Stringfoot, a poetry chapbook; she writes poems and restores books in her spare time.

Plays

  • The Frightening Door
    The Frightening Door is the record of a resonance and a friendship between two lives, one of which ends. This play shares all the words between the playwright and her friend in the last year of his life, as they candidly discuss mental illness and the struggle to stay connected in the drifting currents of adult life. The play flows between their texts, the writer's present thoughts, music, and dialogue.
  • I'm Still Here
    Small first meets Big during a panic attack, when she retreats to an empty room inside her mind. Big, her imaginary friend and envisioned version of her adult self, is there for her. As Small deals with the trials of growing up, in circumstances more damaging than her young mind could recognize, we come to see that Small’s manifestation of her “grown-up” self cannot prepare her for the world beyond her tragic...
    Small first meets Big during a panic attack, when she retreats to an empty room inside her mind. Big, her imaginary friend and envisioned version of her adult self, is there for her. As Small deals with the trials of growing up, in circumstances more damaging than her young mind could recognize, we come to see that Small’s manifestation of her “grown-up” self cannot prepare her for the world beyond her tragic surroundings. Eventually, it is Small who is trapped inside her own mental room, enshrined by memories, as Big is forced to confront all that Small did not realize.
  • Starry Friendship
    Miranda's childhood best friend is Phoebe. Her current best friend is Luke. As she tries to keep them both close, she comes to understand that friends aren't always forever—and that that's okay. STARRY FRIENDSHIP is a play about the friends who have become strangers to us, and the beauty of reveling in future reunions or partings, whichever may come our way.
  • Dead Dog Play
    Mary's dog is dead. Armed with her new dead dog privileges, she boldly marches forth to confront her ex.