Vickie Plummer comes to The PIT after being the Director of Broadway Classroom for the last 16 years where she created 18 different types of educational workshops for groups from around the world to participate in while visiting NYC and working directly with Broadway professionals. She’s excited to be working with The PIT and embracing creativity along with not only teaching but learning as much as she can.
Vickie declared at the age of ten that she was going to be a stand-up comedian. In her small NH community she did plays, summer theatre, and talent shows until graduating from UNH with a degree in Musical Theatre. She’s toured to 48 of the 50 states with a number of theatre companies. One of her favorite experiences was touring with Missoula Children’s Theatre where she had the opportunity to perform in and direct over 150 full scale musical productions in different towns. The casts were made up of local children in each stop with only a week to go from auditions to performance. While on tour, she taught hundreds of classes in Improv, Creative Drama, Musical Theatre, and Basic Acting.
Vickie relocated to NYC after touring where she was not only a spectacular waitress and bartender but also studied Improv with Gotham City Improv and Second City in NYC. She taught classes with Camp Broadway to student groups from elementary to High School level while continuing to audition and study acting and sometimes scrounging for change in the couch to buy some ramen after paying rent.
Her childhood dream of becoming a stand-up comedian became a reality in the early 2000’s as she performed in clubs, restaurants, bars, and once even on the street (after a fire alarm went off) in NYC. After taking a 12-year hiatus she returned to her passion of stand-up. Since returning she was a Semi-Finalist in The Empire State Stand Up Showdown, performed at the Baltimore Comedy Festival, was selected to perform in the Road to Billtown Comedy Festival Comedy Competition in PA, and was recently accepted to perform at the upcoming New South Comedy Festival in Greenville, SC. She’s thrilled to have been able to open for some incredible NYC comedians during her career including Jim Gaffigan, Judy Gold, Jim Mendrinos, and Tom Papa. She hopes to one day meet her idol, Carol Burnett, and give her a hug to thank her for inspiring her throughout her life.
Vickie is a fighter and has battled her way back from cancer and other life- threatening medical issues and uses humor to poke fun at the weird and crazy things that have shaped her life. She’s always ready to have a good time and to make audiences laugh and say “I can relate! I do the same thing!”
Some of her hobbies include trying to keep a plant alive and failing miserably, fighting insomnia, traveling as much as possible, and writing silly facts in her bio. Come laugh at the absurdity of life with her!