Debbie Reynolds

Lee Melville

Lee Meriwether

24th Street Theatre

Academy of New Musical Theatre

Bootleg Theater

Cornerstone Theater Company

Los Angeles Dream Shapers

Greenway Arts Alliance

Victory Theatre

Vox Femina Los Angeles

Nona Daly & Peggy Holmes

Suzanne Lummis

Penny Moore

Trish Ostroski


Victory Theatre

Maria Gobetti (Miss Edwards): Last appeared at the Victory in Taking Care by Mia McCullogh. Prior to that she portrayed “Delia” in Lanford Wilson’s The Moundbuilders. Maria has appeared in Television and Film as well as Stage. She recently directed the critically acclaimed Victory production of the West Coast premiere of Ten Cent Night by Melissa Wegrzyn. 

With Tom Ormeny she founded and built The Victory Theatre Center.  It opened with the critically acclaimed world premiere of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest, which Maria directed.  Her first love always has been acting and theatre.  She is the Director of the Gobetti-Ormeny Acting Studio, coaches there and at the The New York Film Academy and LACHSA.  She teaches at the and at Arts High at Cal State LA.  She has directed over 80 plays. 

Maria spent two years as Director of Development for The Brillstein Company, and worked as both director and coach at Hanna-Barbera.  A member of the Directors’ Guild of America, she has directed for Disney.  Maria is a member of Women in Film, Women in Theatre, AEA, SAG, AFTRA, and the DGA.  She was the 1992 recipient of WIT's Outstanding Achievement in Theatre Award.  She has both a BA and an MA in Theatre.  Maria serves as chair of the 99 Seat Review Committee for the ATLAS organization where she presses on in support of more, and all theatre in Los Angeles.

Tom Ormeny (Artistic Director) was born into a theatrical family and continues the legacy.  Starting as a child actor, this year, Tom is celebrating his 52nd anniversary as a professional actor.  He co-founded and built the Victory Theatre Center in 1979, and has been its Artistic Co-Director throughout the last twenty-eight years. 

Most recently, he appeared at the Victory in the critically acclaimed, Old Glory, My Old Friends and Broken Glass.  Other Victory acting credits include: On the Money, Haunted Wilderness, Escape from Happiness, Meet the Wilsons and Oleanna. Tom has also performed at International City, the Odyssey and the Met Theatres.  He has extensive television credits including Grey’s Anatomy, Heartland and Boston Legal. 

Tom is the proud recipient of Theatre L.A.’s Ovation Award: The James A. Doolittle Award for Leadership in Theatre.  Tom works actively in arts advocacy.  He was instrumental in forming Los Angeles Municipal Promotions (LAMP).  He served eight terms as the president of the Los Angeles Theatre Alliance and is President Emeritus of the Board of Governors of Theatre LA. 

Tom has produced many productions for the Victory and has directed several successful world premieres, including last year’s, Ten Cent Night, Sex and Education, The Miss Firecracker Contest, and The World’s Largest Rodent.  He belongs to the Directors Guild of America and has directed for Disney where he also coached The New Mickey Mouse Club Show.  Tom wrote and produced the play Life on the Line, which premiered at the Victory.  Tom also teaches acting at the Gobetti-Ormeny Acting Studio and at Cypress College, and the New York Film Academy.  He is currently directing the world premiere of the upcoming one-man show …dying to be BORN which will open on 11/11/11 in The Little Victory.