Veracity Butcher is an American actor and multidisciplinary artist born, raised, and based in downtown New York City. Though primarily a performer, she considers herself an aesthete: one who appreciates aesthetics and the creation thereof. With over a decade of experience in Off-Broadway plays, Veracity not only acts, but also performs as a singer for her band, VIOLETS. She writes stories, poetry, lyrics, and plays.
Veracity graduated Phi Betta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Middlebury College with a BA in Theatre and Arabic. She is always compelled to collaborate. Her favorite mediums are performance, theater, music, dance, text, video, and voice. Her Moroccan and Cajun ancestry along with her youth in the metropolis led her to create art infused with the taboo. In her work, she aims to toe anthropological, socio-political and moral lines.
Veracity is trained in Opera (Mezzo-Soprano), Alexander, Linklater, Laban, Meisner, Modern Dance and Tap. She is a writer in Playwright and Screenwriter José Rivera’s group. She takes recurring acting classes with Clark Middleton’s school, Apartment 929, at Torn Page: the former home of Rip Torn and Geraldine Page. She works as a Producer for various Off-Broadway theaters, and as Artist Model for Douglas Bourgeois and Jan Frank. Veracity is currently seeking representation for legit theater, television, and film work.
SELECTED CURRICULUM VITAE
Middlebury College GPA: 3.8 Middlebury College, VT
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Arabic: Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Charles A. Dana Scholar, May 2009
Language Skills: Proficient in Modern Standard Arabic, Moroccan Arabic and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic
Computer Skills: Adobe Photoshop & InDesign, Microsoft Office, Social Media
ACTING: Clark Middleton (Apartment 929); Victor Verhaeghe, Alex Morf, Andrea Dantas, Raymond T. Williams (Studio 4 NYC MEISNER); Jennifer McKenna (The Flea); Mike Doyle, Alex Draper, Claudio Medeiros, Geof Prysirr, Richard Romagnoli (Middlebury); Ryan Gilliam (Downtown Art)
DANCING: Advanced Tap (7+ years), Bellydance (3 years as instructor), Modern, Tango, Salsa, Hip-Hop
MOVEMENT: Doug Sprigg, Vanessa Mildenberg (Middlebury); Mimi Quillin, Giselle Mahoney (The Flea)
SINGING: MEZZO/BELT- low E (below middle C) to a high B (above treble C), Dale Smith (Third Street Music School, 8 years of Jazz & Opera), Amy Jo Jackson (voice & speech)
WRITING: José Rivera (Writing Group, 2 years), Mac Wellman (Pataphysics at The Flea)
INTERVIEW WITH VERACITY