Victoria Racimo has an extensive career in the entertainment industry as producer, writer, director and actress. She is Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Palomino Entertainment Group, a full service production company.
- In 2012, Victoria wrote a special interactive digital book project for Alicia Keys called THE JOURNALS OF MAMA MAE AND LEELEE which was launched November, 2012.
- In 2012, Victoria was hired by Steven Spielberg to stage two theatrical sequences for his award winning film, LINCOLN, starring Daniel Day Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones. Victoria staged a scene from ALADDIN and Gounod’s opera FAUST. LINCOLN opened nationwide November 16, 2012. Victoria received screen credit as “Theater Consultant”.
- Victoria is currently in post-production on the documentary ONE DAY about a thoroughbred horse rescue farm and famed racehorse, OUR MIMS, winner of the 1977 Eclipse Award. Victoria wrote, directed and is producing.
CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT
Victoria and Emmy Award-winning producer Phil Goldfarb have been developing an opera based on the classic film ON THE WATERFRONT. Tobias Picker is composer and Pulitzer-nominated writer, J.D. (Sandy) McClatchy is librettist.
PEG is developing a film based on the critically acclaimed book, DANGEROUS MUSE by Nancy Schoenberger. Palomino is partnering with Goldenring Productions on this biography of Lady Caroline Blackwood, heiress to the Guinness fortune and muse to three great artists of the 20th century.
Victoria and Tony Award-winning & Oscar-nominated writer, Mark Medoff, co-wrote the screenplay, CLEMENTE, about baseball legend Roberto Clemente. Project is in development.
Victoria was Executive Producer of the award-winning film, CASI CASI, which she sold to HBO. It was broadcast on HBO and released on HBO DVD.
Victoria wrote two animation television specials: A TOUCAN CAN starring Jason Alexander and Donna Summer, and PIRATE JACK AND THE LEGEND OF HALLOWEEN starring Alice Cooper. Victoria also wrote the theatrical version of PIRATE JACK, performed live several weeks for five years during Halloween at Madison Square Garden Theatre in NYC. Music by Alice Cooper.
Victoria was commissioned by the State of Virginia to write and direct the original drama JOURNEY OF DESTINY, a Signature Event for the commemoration of America’s 400th Anniversary of the landing by the English at Jamestown, VA. JOURNEY was performed before an audience of more than 24,000, had a cast of 55 and was accompanied by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine were in attendance. Victoria was also involved in the video editing of JOURNEY for "American's 400th Anniversary" special which aired on CBS.
Victoria and PEG produced concerts for the young, award-winning Chinese piano virtuoso, Xiayin Wang, from 2007 – 2010. In 2007, PEG produced Ms. Wang’s Carnegie Hall debut with George Manahan conducting. Victoria and PEG produced Ms. Wang’s 28 city American tour, including two concerts at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. Ms. Wang garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, New York Magazine, and was featured on all major classical music stations. With PEG, Ms. Wang recorded an all Gershwin CD for Chandos and “The Enchanted Garden” by Richard Danielpour & "Scribian" released by Naxos.
Victoria has helmed productions at regional theatres around the country including the New Jersey Rep, the Williamsburg Regional Theatre, Circle Repertory in New York and the Kumu Kahua Theatre in Honolulu. Her productions include OTHELLO, GLASS MENAGERIE, THE KING AND I, THE DUCHESS OF MALFI, PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, among others.
Includes: starring roles opposite Charlton Heston in Columbia’s THE MOUNTAIN MEN, in John Frankenheimer’s PROPHECY for Paramount, Disney’s ERNEST GOES TO CAMP, two Peabody Award and Humanitas Award winning dramas on television and the acclaimed PBS American Playhouse mini-series, ROANOKE. Her body of work includes starring roles in 14 films, 3 mini-series and 31 episodic television shows. She was a series regular on CBS in THE CHISOLMS and in NBC’s FALCON CREST. Original cast in MELONS by Bernard Pomerance at the Yale Rep and David Rabe’s THE BASIC TRAINING OF PAVLO HUMMEL at the Public Theatre among others.
She created and supervised the Harlem Music Program for underprivileged and abused children in NYC day care centers. Due to its wide success, LA County, CA, recruited Victoria to institute a similar program in East LA.
Victoria attended Columbia University and graduated from the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School of Music majoring in piano. She also studied ballet at the School of American Ballet.
Society of Directors & Choreographers
Screen Actors’ Guild
Actors’ Equity Assoc.