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Valerie Work

Valerie Work

Biography

Valerie Work is a playwright, librettist, lyricist, screenwriter, and private tutor. Her darkly comic plays, musical projects and short film combine genre elements with hyperrealism to explore themes including gender politics, urban anxieties, education, nerd culture and coming of age in the modern world. They have been developed/produced at/by The New Ohio, The Brick, The Tank, The Bushwick Starr, The Exponential Festival, CSC/Weasel Fest, 14th Street Y, New Georges, Dixon Place, Bowery Poetry Club, Sheen Center, Fresh Ground Pepper, Piper Theatre Productions, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts, over Zoom, and more. Awards: Access Theater 2018-19 Artist-in-Residence and 2012 Berks County Community Foundation Performing Artists Grant. Finalist: Leah Ryan Award, Jerome Fellowship. Residencies: Ucross, Espy Foundation/Willapia Bay AiR, VCCA, ChaNorth. Valerie is a New Georges Affiliated Artist, a veteran of several development programs, and was Editor of offoffonline from 2007-11. B.A.:Yale. MFA:Brooklyn College.

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • TV/Film
  • Tours

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Philadelphia/Mid-Atlantic

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Lyricist
  • Bookwriter/Librettist

Affiliations

  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD

Pronouns

  • She/Her