Vicky Finney Crouch
Vicky Finney Crouch. Vicky Finney Crouch is the co-founder, along with Jody Drezner Alperin, and Associate Artistic Director of Off The Page, an arts education and theatre company. Off The Page works with young people in and outside of school, exploring issues they are most passionate about and creating new works of theatre with them and for them.They collaborated with playwright Finnegan Kruckemeyer and youth artists, many of them immigrants themselves, to create A Song To Bring You Home, a story of migrants from ten different places in the world through time, including a space alien from the future. Their adaptation of All American Boys has been staged as an immersive, promenade production in a Brooklyn middle school, as a reading in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA, as a radio play at New York Public Radio, and as the opening performance of the TYA/USA National Festival & Conference, produced by The Alliance Theatre. Currently, they are developing the adaptation of Kip Wilson's White Rose, the true story of student resistance in 1940s Germany when Sophie Scholl, her brother Hans, and their university friends wrote and distributed treasonous leaflets, urging their fellow Germans to resist the Nazi regime. Together, Vicky and Jody are recipients of multiple grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn Community Foundation, Chipstone Foundation shatterCABINET, and are 2019-20 New Victory LabWorks Artists. Vicky has been a guest lecturer at colleges and universities on using arts education methods in the classroom and a presenter at conferences across the country. As an actor, Vicky has performed in the UK and internationally with theatre companies including The English Shakespeare Company and Shared Experience, appeared in several television drama series and worked as a performer and story-teller for BBC Radio. Since moving to New York with her family, she has been part of the Lake Lucille Chekhov project, including the film I Am A Seagull, performed at the Lincoln Center, and, played Daphne Oram in Stephanie Fleischmann's Sound House produced by New Georges at The Flea, off Broadway. She is a vocalist and instrumentalist in a Brooklyn based band.