The Victory Theatre was founded in 1979 by Tom Ormeny and Maria Gobetti. The mission of the Victory Theatre is to develop and produce new works by American playwrights and to foster the emergence of new talent. The Victory's history attests to its commitment to developing new works and talent. Since 1979, the Victory Theatre has presented 79 productions and over 67 dramaturgical workshops. Over 80% of these productions and workshops were of previously unproduced new plays. The Victory's founders wanted this theatre to challenge audiences and artists with equal vigor works. To achieve this goal the VT has brought together the talents of writers, directors, designers and actors to produce plays which stimulate audiences and challenge artists. Since then, the theatre has inspired critical praise for its development of new works and its high quality productions of world premieres and revivals.