Maria Gobetti email@example.com
Tom Ormeny firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Gobetti and Tom Ormeny co-founded and built the Victory Theatre Center in 1979. Maria directed the theatre’s first production - and the world premiere - of Beth Henley’s critically acclaimed The Miss Firecracker Contest. More recently, Maria directed the critic’s choice world premieres of Jon Klein’s Suggestibility and Wishing Well. An Evening with the Egos had its world premiere at the VTC and then moved to an equity production in Chicago - with Maria directing both productions. She also directed and produced the critic’s choice production of David Mamet’s Oleanna (starring Tom Ormeny); the world premieres of American Iliad by Donald Freed, Lee Murphy’s Monkey Grass, and Freed’s The General & The Archbishop. Her latest critically acclaimed productions include directing the play Kimberly Akimbo and co-starring in Taking Care with Tim Sullens. Maria is the Director of the Gobetti-Ormeny Acting Studio, coaches at various major studios, and teaches at the New York Film Academy. She is a member of the Directors’ Guild of America as well as Women In Film, and Maria was the 1992 recipient of Women in Theatre’s Outstanding Achievement In Theatre Award.
Tom was born into a theatrical family in Hungary and continues the legacy as Artistic Co-Director of the Victory Theatre Center. He was instrumental in forming the Los Angeles Municipal Promotions (LAMP) and is President Emeritus of the Board of Governors of Theatre LA. Tom is also the proud recipient of Theatre L.A.’s James A. Doolittle Award for Leadership in Theatre. As a director, Tom received several Drama-Logue awards for the Victory’s production of The Mound Builders and he recently directed a world premiere production for The National Theatre of Hungary. Tom’s other directing credits include the award winning Olympic Arts Festival production of Back to Back and the Victory’s original production of Venus in Orange. He has numerous producer credits including the Drama Critics Circle award-winning On the Money and he wrote and produced the world premiere of Life on the Line. Tom recently appeared in the critically acclaimed Broken Glass at the Victory as well as a guest starring role in Grey’s Anatomy. Tom teaches acting at the Gobetti-Ormeny Acting Studio, Cypress College and the New York Film Academy and is a member of the Directors Guild of America.
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