A Toronto theatre director, designer and producer, Vikki is currently the Artistic Director of Theatrefront.
As the founder of DVxT Theatre Company, Vikki’s work included a multi award-winning production of Ibsen’s The Doll House adapted by John Murrell, the acclaimed Soulpepper production of Happy Days starring Martha Burns and a site-specific production of The Turn of the Screw at the Campbell House Museum. DVxT received 19 Dora Nominations and 12 Dora Awards for their work.
As a director, selected credits include: The Orange Dot (Theatrefront), Top Girls (The Shaw Festival), The Bull, The Moon and the Coronet of Stars (The Theatre Department/Summerworks), Good People (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), Tainted (Moyo Theatre), 4.48 Psychosis (Necessary Angel), The Misanthrope (Associate, Stratford Shakespeare Festival), The Mill Part 4 : Ash (Theatrefront/Young Centre), Romeo & Juliet (Canadian Stage) and The Last Five Years (The Grand Theatre).
Vikki has collaborated with many other theatre artists and companies including: Autumn Leaf Performance, Buddies in Bad Times, Crow's Theatre, Factory Theatre, Great Canadian Theatre Company, The National Arts Centre, Nightwood Theatre, Theatre Passe-Muraille, Smith-Gilmour, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Theatre Direct, Théâtre français de Toronto and the Urge Collective.
Upcoming projects include two new commissions in development: Climbing Down by John Murrell and RumiNation™ a new collaboration between Vikki, Naomi Skwarna and Andrew Shaver about the poet Rumi,
Vikki has received Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Direction (The Doll House and The Turn of the Screw), Outstanding Production (The Doll House) and Outstanding Set design (The Doll House). Vikki has been nominated for 6 Dora Awards and has received a Harold Award. She has been nominated for the John Hirsch Emerging Directors Award.
EDUCATION Vikki studied directing, design and anthropology at the University of Victoria and the University of Calgary. She holds a BFA from the University of Calgary.
OTHER Vikki has directed graduating classes at the University of Toronto, York University, the Toronto Film School and the National Theatre School.
I gratefully acknowledge that I live, work and create on sacred land, which has been a site of human activity for 15,000 years.
This land is the territory of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations or Iroquois Confederacy), the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River.
Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many indigenous people from across Turtle Island and I am grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.