A Toronto theatre director, designer and producer, Vikki is currently the Artistic Director of Theatrefront.
As the previous Artistic Director and founder of DVxT Theatre, 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.
RECENTLY Vikki directed Mules and The Orange Dot (Theatrefront), Top Girls (The Shaw Festival), Good People (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), Tainted (Moyo Theatre), 4.48 Psychosis (Necessary Angel), The Misanthrope (Associate, Stratford Festival), The Mill Part 4 : Ash (Theatrefront/Young Centre), Romeo & Juliet (Canadian Stage); The Last Five Years (The Grand Theatre).
Vikki has collaborated with many companies, including: Autumn Leaf Performance, Buddies in Bad Times, Crow’s Theatre, Factory Theatre, Great Canadian Theatre Company, The National Arts Centre, Necessary Angel, Nightwood Theatre, Pochsy Productions, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Theatre Direct, Théâtre français de Toronto, Theatre Passe Muraille, Theatre Smith-Gilmour, Theatreworks, Shaw Festival, Soulpepper, Stratford Festival, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Theatre Direct and the Urge Collective.
UPCOMING Vikki is currently working on three new commissions with playwrights Rose Napoli, Jason Maghanoy and Nicolas Billon.
AWARDS 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 was also 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 and taught graduating classes at the University of Toronto, York University, Toronto Film School, University of Waterloo 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.