victoria m. fragnito - playwright
Victoria M. Fragnito is an actor/director/teaching artist turned playwright. She attended DeSales University and worked very closely with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, assistant directing many of their critically acclaimed productions (Midsummer, The Playboy of the Western World, South Pacific, Sweeney Todd, Romeo and Juliet with Rick Sordelet, and more) and touring with their WillPower program as Ophelia in ‘Hamlet’ and Hermia in ‘Midsummer’.
She was in the inaugural acting apprentice program at Florida Studio Theatre where she participated in their nationally recognized Write-A-Play program, performing the works of young playwrights for thousands of students from all over the state of Florida. The writing bug bit Victoria when she arrived in New York City and found the substantial roles for women to be slim to none.
Her debut play ‘Scar Tissue’ was the first play selected for Match:Lit Theatre’s ‘New Words in a New Light’ reading series and has had a successful workshop at Dixon Place as part of their “Works in Progress” program. ‘Scar Tissue’ is slated to be read at The Old Joint Stock theatre in Birmingham, England as part of their Women’s History month in March, 2019.
Currently, Victoria is taking playwriting classes with PlayPenn in Philadelphia and working on her next play “With Dignity”. For more information, visit www.victoriamfragnito.com
Francesca Di Cesare