About Victoria Beesley
Victoria is Associate Director, Learning and Engagement at Perth Theatre and Perth Concert Hall. She is a Playwright, Director, Performer and Producer.
Previously Victoria was Artistic Director of Terra Incognita Arts, a Glasgow-based organisation specialising in participatory theatre and visual art projects, and touring theatre productions for children and young people. Victoria wrote and performed My Friend Selma which toured theatres, community venues and schools across the UK and was part of Imaginate and The National Theatre of Scotland’s Theatre in Schools Scotland; and wrote Invisible Army, created in collaboration with a group of young carers in Glasgow. Victoria also directed The Trojans, an adaptation of Euripides’ The Trojan Women performed by 16 Syrian refugees; created and produced From Her, To Her which brought visual artists, writers and women’s groups together to create new artworks reflecting on a century of women as political activists; and was Lead Artist on My City for Imaginate and Multicultural Family Centre in Edinburgh which brought children from refugee backgrounds together to create an exhibition at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Victoria is currently developing a new play with Catherine Wheels Theatre Company called Kissing Linford Christie. Victoria was a recipient of Playwrights’ Studio Scotland’s New Playwright’s Award in 2017 and Writer on Attachment at Imaginate at the National Theatre of Scotland in the same year. Victoria is passionate about working with community participants and creating opportunities for a wide range of people to get involved with the arts.