Virginia K. Loomis

Virginia K. Loomis has been performing professionally for over 35 years. She discovered the world of historic interpretation nearly 15 years ago. With a strong improvisation background (founding member of the popular troupe “Comic Relief”) the marriage of improve and history is a perfect fit for Virginia, A Temple University Theatre alum, she has been involved in nearly every aspect of her art, from acting to directing, writing and teaching. She has appeared in theatrical productions throughout the U.S. and Canada. A one-time featured regular on WXPN’s award winning radio show ’KID’S CORNER’, she portrayed everyone from Kate Smith to her personal favorite, Molly Brown, of Titanic fame. As an interpreter she has appeared at The Academy of Natural Science, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Union League, The Franklin Institute, The Kennedy Cultural Center in Fort Worth, TX, The Winterthur Museum, and others. Virginia has crisscrossed the centuries in her interpretive work, but feels most comfortable in the 1700’s. Her love of tavern lore, women’s history, art, and minor obsession with Yellow Fever, make Virginia a lively and unique interpreter.

Characters portrayed by Virgina Loomis:

Lucy Say