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Tory Vazquez

Performing Arts, 2002



Tory Vazquez is a writer, director, and actor. She has created her own and collaborative theater work since 1994 in New York City. Vazquez has presented two original full-length dance theater works both commissioned by Performance Space 122 in New York: Wrestling Ladies and The Florida Project, both of which received Jerome Foundation Fellowships.

Among numerous productions she has acted in or performed internationally, Vazquez is a member of Elevator Repair Service Theater Company cited as, “Best Experimental Theater Troupe” by New York Magazine, which has toured at PS 122, The [email protected] Morris, On the Boards (Seattle), Diverse Works (Houston), Walker Art Center (MN), The Wexner Center for the Arts (OH), Sommer Szene (Salzburg), and the Holland Festival & Berliner Festwochen (Berlin).

Vazquez has taught many public school and university classes and workshops including at Ohio State University Theater Department, The Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, The Holland Festival, and the High School of Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, TX.

Vazquez has a BA in Comparative Literature from Duke University and an AA in Theater from New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL.

Vazquez is an artist leader in Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program.