This is part of a series about our 2016 Emerging Artists. They will perform selections from three powerful plays by Black women, August 5-7, for Intiman Theatre’s Emerging Artist Showcase. Join us for this free show! LEARN MORE.

Victoria ( Vee) Camacho Deleon Guerrero | Stage Manager

Q: How did you first get involved with theatre?
A: The first time I got involved with theatre was when I was about six or seven and I ran up on stage to bow with my dad who had produced an adaptation of Grease at our high school!

Q: Why is theatre important to you?
A: Theatre has the ability to capture today’s essence onstage. Whether you are doing Chekov, Ibsen, Wilson, Parks, or Craig-Galvan, Theatre can bring universal or specific realities to life. We create a world that the audience can love or hate, but more importantly we can create a world that the audience can reflect on.

Q: What excites you about the Emerging Artist Program?
A: Now that we’re nearly halfway in, the artist! I’ve never met so many beautiful and creative souls that are so open, compassionate, and willing to throw themselves into our art. I’m excited so see how our final piece comes together and I am more than excited to share what we’ve created with all of you!

Q: What is one experience that stands out in the program so far?
A: Our conversations about race and equity. We were challenged to think, to feel, and to see. Never have I been more ready to be unsafe.

Q: What or who is your biggest inspiration?
A: My parents. Amidst this crazy world we call life, my parents have only shown me what hard work and love really is. They have supported me and each other in all our endeavors. They have pushed me to succeed, to be the best that I can be, and to reach for the stars (Even if it means being thousands of miles away from home).

Victoria (Vee) Deleon Guerrero, is an aspiring professional stage manager pursuing her undergraduate degree in the Theatre and the Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies at Seattle University. As a rising senior, she also works as an actor, scenic painter, and student carpenter for various shows at her SU. Most recently, she has portrayed the role of Inez Smith in Our Lady of 121st Street, stage managed 365 Days/ 365 Plays, and assistant stage-managed Love’s Labor’s Won. She has worked as a scenic painter for Women of Troy and built set pieces for Picnic, 365 Days/ 365 Plays, and Female Transport. After earning her undergraduate degree she intends to either stay in Seattle and work on professional shows or return to Saipan and expand the theatre programs in her community. She is grateful for all the support from her family, friends, and professors who have believed, encouraged, and pushed her to follow her dreams and is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this program.

Join us for our Emerging Artist Showcase August 5-7 at Seattle Repertory Theatre. We will feature selections from three plays: The Owl Answers and A Movie Star Has To Star In Black And White by Adrienne Kennedy and Black Super Hero Magic Mama by Inda Craig-Galván. The show is free and open to the public. RSVP HERE.