2015 Jeff Award Recipient for Sound Design

2015 Jeff Award Recipient for Sound Design

For all of you who have been eager to know the outcome of last night’s Jefferson Awards ceremony, The White Road 2015 production by Irish Theatre of Chicago won category of Sound Design by Victoria Delorio.

Critics’ Praise for The White Road ‘s Sound Design

“Victoria Deiorio’s sound design and original music is stormy enough to make you reach for a life raft.” Hedy Weiss – Chicago SunTimes

“The sound design, too, was great. Victoria Deiorio created sounds which were absolutely haunting to hear as the ship was crushed, and helped give indication as to where in the world parts of the play were at (classical guitar music played as Shackleton and others were in Uruguay, for instance).” Chicago Stage Standard

“Smooch Medina’s scenic projections and Victoria DeIorio’s score of Alfred Newman-tinged incidental music create a suitably swashbuckling ambience.” Mary Shen Barnidge – Windy City Times

“With strong direction and solid acting in place, the third part of this successful production is the design of the show. I also loved the original music and sound design.” Lazlo Collins – Chicago Theatre Review

Victoria Delorio’s Career Sketch

Victoria is the first woman to have been nominated for 13 Joseph Jefferson Awards. She has won 6 of them as well as 2 After Dark Awards. She is the head of Sound Design at DePaul University. No doubt her excellent reputation is influenced by her proficiency in various disciplines –acting, ballet, songwriting, and sound design. She has composed music, written a few plays and musicals, directed, and production-managed, and produced. Her compositions and sound design have been heard in many theatres over the past 18 years. Victoria has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University. She studied classical acting in London at RADA and LAMDA.

The Irish Theatre was honored that Victoria Deloria joined the superbly collaborative effort of producing Karen Tarjan’s world premiere of The White Road last spring at the Den Theatre.

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