This Burbank mother says, “Writing is a survival mechanism for me. I wrote my first story after my father had a heart attack and died on the street in NYC on Christmas Eve. I wrote about finding out I couldn’t carry a child. I wrote non-stop about trying to go perfectly green for an online publication called Mad As Hell Club after learning that global warming may mean the end of civilization as we know it. I wrote about the death of my husband. I guess writing is an obsession. I can’t not write. And my writing is meant to be performed. What I write are monologues.“
Vicki has been cast in the upcoming production of Expressing Motherhood, set to open Thursday, December 4th at the Lyric Hyperion in Silverlake, CA.
Originally from Harrisburg, PA, she said she had a hideous college experience that led her “straight to NYC where I lived for a decade and acted in TV and radio commercials; I also did some terrible theater and some pretty good shows with a comedy sketch group called BOB. I followed a man to LA, continued doing commercials, voiceovers, a few roles on sitcoms until I became a professional storyteller, performing in festivals and theaters across the country and beyond, including the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN and the Jewish Festival of Hong Kong. I also produced, wrote and performed several one-woman shows in LA: about losing my dad, converting to Judaism, and my daughter’s birth by surrogacy. Along the way, yes, I got married and become a mom. I have one daughter who is now 16 and a wonderful singer/songwriter.
I asked Vicki about where her prompt came from the piece she wrote to submit to Expressing Motherhood.
She said, ”
I think this is going to be good.
See below for a video of a hilarious piece Vicki performed titled, Cornucopia. It’s about her struggle to go green.
Yes, it’s going to be good.
Expressing Motherhood Showtimes
All shows, 7:30pm
Thursday, December 4th
Thursday, December 11th