Victoria Scrimer

Teaching Assistant
1801 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Victoria earned her MA in English Literature at Catholic University and is now a doctoral candidate in Theatre and Performance Studies where she has taught Text & Context in Western Theatre and the Art of Communication and Presentation. Victoria is a practicing dramaturg and, in a past life, she worked as a grantswriter and program specialist for several non-profit organizations including the YMCA and Greenpeace. Prior to returning to graduate studies in 2014, Victoria served as an Americorps volunteer, providing literacy training in DC public schools. Victoria’s research interests are in 20th and 21st century dramatic theory and activist performance. She is currently working on her dissertation, “Beyond Resistance: Performing Protest in a Postdramatic Age.”

Awards and Certificates

  • Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities (2019)
  • Anthony Ellis Prize for Outstanding Paper by a Graduate Student, Comparative Drama Conference (2018)
  • Research/Travel Grant, University of Maryland’s International Program for Creative Collaboration and Research (2018)
  • Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award, University of Maryland (2017-18)
  • University of Maryland’s Teaching and Learning Program- Associate Level (2017)


  • “Performing a Postmodern Prometheus: Percy Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound from Page to Stage.” Text & Presentation, McFarland Publishing, 2018.
  • “You Can Never Go Home Again: Nostalgia, the Uncanny, and Staging Home on the Frontlines.” Etudes (forthcoming December, 2019)
  • “Radical Resurrections: A Performance History of John Brown’s Body.” Text and Presentation, McFarland Publishing, (forthcoming April, 2020).