VANESSA BECKER WEIG

DIRECTOR.EDUCATOR.ARTIST.ACTIVIST

I am a collaborative director, educator, and artist with over twenty years of experience conceiving, developing, and implementing creative visions. Whether through directing, administrating, educating, or performing, my work is rooted in my life long passion for theatre, education, and community activism. 

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    THE TWELVE DATES

OF CHRISTMAS *

 HAIRSPRAY*

Voices HEaRd

The Twelve Dates of Christmas
The Twelve Dates of Christmas

The Twelve Dates of Christmas at The Woodford Theatre. This one woman show which incorporates holiday singers to serve as antagonists played in rotating rep with Frozen jr. The set was simple and in front of the curtain where the Frozen jr. set lived.

The Twelve Dates of Christmas
The Twelve Dates of Christmas

The Twelve Dates of Christmas at The Woodford Theatre. This one woman show which incorporates holiday singers to serve as antagonists played in rotating rep with Frozen jr. The set was simple and in front of the curtain where the Frozen jr. set lived.

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Hairspray at the Woodford Theatre
Hairspray at the Woodford Theatre

Hairspray at Woodford Theatre, A favorite. The energy of the youthful and diverse cast and the relevance of the story made for a successful sold out run.

Hairspray at the Woodford Theatre
Hairspray at the Woodford Theatre

Hairspray at Woodford Theatre, A favorite. The energy of the youthful and diverse cast and the relevance of the story made for a successful sold out run.

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Playfest Artist Collage
Playfest Artist Collage

These are the faces of Voices HEaRd 2017-2019. Voices HEaRd is a collaboration of over 100 artists creating original work for awareness and support of The Girl Project and a yearly named community non -profit partner. In addition to devising, directing, and performing in Voices HEaRd I coordinated all of the events and artists. For more information:wwwthegirlprojectky.org

Amberly Simpson
Amberly Simpson

Voices HEaRd 2017
Voices HEaRd 2017

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Playfest Artist Collage
Playfest Artist Collage

These are the faces of Voices HEaRd 2017-2019. Voices HEaRd is a collaboration of over 100 artists creating original work for awareness and support of The Girl Project and a yearly named community non -profit partner. In addition to devising, directing, and performing in Voices HEaRd I coordinated all of the events and artists. For more information:wwwthegirlprojectky.org

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THE PRODUCERS*

The Producers
The Producers

The Producers Woodford Theatre. This piece proved challenging for me. The social activist in me had to find ways to guide myself and my cast to an understanding of Mel Brook's brilliant use of satire to hold up a mirror to society.

The Producers
The Producers

The Producers Woodford Theatre. This piece proved challenging for me. The social activist in me had to find ways to guide myself and my cast to an understanding of Mel Brook's brilliant use of satire to hold up a mirror to society.

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THIRTEEN: THE MUSICAL *

Thirteen: The Musical
Thirteen: The Musical

Thirteen at Woodford Theatre. I love this musical. It captures the mind of a modern fresh teenager with exuberance. A secret is that I love this age and helping hone their talents.

Thirteen: The Musical
Thirteen: The Musical

Thirteen at Woodford Theatre. I love this musical. It captures the mind of a modern fresh teenager with exuberance. A secret is that I love this age and helping hone their talents.

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THE GIRL PROJECT

The Girl Project 2014
The Girl Project 2014

The Girl Project 2014
The Girl Project 2014

The Girl Project 2018
The Girl Project 2018

The Girl Project 2014
The Girl Project 2014

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RECENT PERFORMANCES

Voices HEaRd 2018
Voices HEaRd 2018

Rehearsal Legally Blonde
Rehearsal Legally Blonde

Kentucky Conservatory Theatre Summerfest 2013

Voices HEaRd 2019
Voices HEaRd 2019

Voices HEaRd 2018
Voices HEaRd 2018

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BIG FISH*

Big Fish
Big Fish

Big Fish at Woodford Theatre. This magical production provided many design challenges to capture the fantasy while staying true to the heart of Edward Bloom's beautiful story.

Big Fish
Big Fish

Big Fish at Woodford Theatre. This magical production provided many design challenges to capture the fantasy while staying true to the heart of Edward Bloom's beautiful story.

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DISNEY"S THE LION KING JR*

The Lion King jr.
The Lion King jr.

The Lion King jr at Woodford Theatre. This piece was a true vehicle for my greatest skills as a director. movement techniques, ritual dance, masks. puppetry, the use of fabrics, and heartfelt storytelling.

The Lion King jr.
The Lion King jr.

The Lion King jr at Woodford Theatre. This piece was a true vehicle for my greatest skills as a director. movement techniques, ritual dance, masks. puppetry, the use of fabrics, and heartfelt storytelling.

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DISNEY'S FROZEN JR*

Frozen jr.
Frozen jr.

Frozen jr.
Frozen jr.

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PHOENIX THEATRE

The House at Pooh Corner
The House at Pooh Corner

Adapted by Steven C. Anderson .The Hundred Acre Wood was created by the use of movement skills and mask work.

The B.F.G.
The B.F.G.

Written by Steven C. Anderson for the Phoenix Theatre

Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer

Written by Steven C. Anderson

The House at Pooh Corner
The House at Pooh Corner

Adapted by Steven C. Anderson .The Hundred Acre Wood was created by the use of movement skills and mask work.

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY*

The Addams Family
The Addams Family

The Addams Family at Woodford Theatre. These iconic characters came to life in their own way which was the nest part for me as a director. I encouraged each actor to find their own choices on how to create the most complete Addams.

The Addams Family
The Addams Family

The Addams Family at Woodford Theatre. These iconic characters came to life in their own way which was the nest part for me as a director. I encouraged each actor to find their own choices on how to create the most complete Addams.

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SCHOOL OF ROCK (youth pilot)*

School of Rock (Youth Pilot)
School of Rock (Youth Pilot)

School of Rock at Woodford Theatre. One of the challenges of this production is that it was a pilot for youth while the Broadway production was still running. There certainly were challenges. The script required child actor musicians and finding an teen actor to capture the essence of Dewey Finn. It was a huge success and a patron favorite.

School of Rock (Youth Pilot)
School of Rock (Youth Pilot)

School of Rock at Woodford Theatre. One of the challenges of this production is that it was a pilot for youth while the Broadway production was still running. There certainly were challenges. The script required child actor musicians and finding an teen actor to capture the essence of Dewey Finn. It was a huge success and a patron favorite.

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RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET *

Return to the Forbidden Planet
Return to the Forbidden Planet

Summer Academy production

Return to the Forbidden Planet
Return to the Forbidden Planet

Summer Academy production

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MARY POPPINS *

Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins

Woodford Theatre Summer Academy production

Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins

Woodford Theatre Summer Academy production

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