Viktoria Lange is an actor, director, deviser, and teacher currently based in Philadelphia, PA. She is committed to the devising of new works, adaptation of under-explored tales, and reinvigoration of existing pieces using physical, ensemble-based creation methods.
Viktoria was raised in a bilingually German, culturally Jewish household outside of NYC, giving her a love of strange-looking, hearty foods (can you say spaetzle and rouladen? How about bagel and shmear? Gesundheit!) and a love for uncovering both the most comic and tragic in art and life. A New England girl at heart, she studied theater arts and education studies at Brandeis University outside of Boston, MA, as well as directing at the National Theatre Institute at the O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. After a few years of teaching and arts administration, Viktoria returned to her roots in performance by pursuing an MFA in Devised Performance from University of the Arts/Pig Iron School. Someday, she wants to teach physical theater and devised performance practices in higher education. What is devised performance, you ask? Well, click here!
As an actor-creator, Viktoria aims to make use of words that provoke visceral, visual reactions, and distinct imagery that conjures narrative across experiences. By tapping into the tiniest and the most epic themes of the human condition, Viktoria’s ambition is to grant to all the shameless suspension of disbelief that live performance can invoke.