Reviews from Valerie's 4 & 5-star FRINGE HIT solo show Naked In Alaska

"★★★★ Fearless Performance. Surprisingly Complex." - Time Out New York

"★★★★★ Absolutely go see it!" - Broadway Baby

"★★★★ Valerie Hager tackles the challenges of a solo show magnificently in Naked In Alaska." - Three Weeks

"★★★★ Naked in Alaska is a visual masterpiece: An audiovisual feast. Dynamically performed and produced with flair, Naked in Alaska is an honest, funny and fast-paced walk on the wild side." - A Younger Theatre

"Hager's performance is astonishing!" The List UK

"★★★★ Heartbreaking and wonderful." - LoveFringeReview

"★★★★ This is one of those plays you leave feeling someone has just shared a part of her soul with you." - Zurika Edinburgh Fringe Reviews

"★★★★ Breathtakingly sensual" - The Scotsman UK

"★★★★ A spectacular performer who has the range and versatility of a Lily Tomlin or Whoopi Goldberg!" - Performing Arts Insider NYC

"★★★★ A dazzling artist! One of the very best shows of the New York Fringe Festival!" - Hy Reviews

OCTOBER 2014

My one woman show Naked In Alaska receives the Charles Sullivan Grant for Arts and Humanities for a Special Engagement performance and a solo writing workshop at CCRI Rhode Island March 26-27th 2015

SEPTEMBER

Travelling throughout Scotland like a rockstar celebrating the success of Naked In Alaska in the Worlds Largest Arts Festival—The Edinburgh Fringe

AUGUST 2014

5 Star Reviews for Naked in Alaska at the Edinburgh Fringe

Multiple SOLD OUT shows at Edinburgh Fringe prestigious Assembly Roxy

Naked In Alaska chosen for The New Current UK's "Pick of the Edinburgh Fringe"

JULY 2014

Naked In Alaska FRINGE HIT sells out shows at 59E59 Off-Broadway East to Edinburgh Festival!

APRIL 2014

Playing the Lioness in OFF-OFF Broadway production The Reimagining of The Wizard of Oz at The Celebration of Whimsy

FEBRUARY 2014

Naked In Alaska holds rockin’ raved reviewed Limited OFF-OFF Broadway Run at The Celebration of Whimsy with multiple sold out shows!

Time Out New York’s Recommend OFF-OFF list!

Four-star critics pick!

JANUARY 2014

Naked In Alaska returns from a year of National Tour, Accolades, Awards, Rave Reviews and a Press filled 2013:
Naked In Alaska won the "Overall Excellence Award" in Solo Performance FringeNYC and the "Audience Favorite Award" Chicago Fringe.
I'm chosen as an editorial cartoon drawing in The New Yorker!
Naked In Alaska is rated top five sexiest events of the week - Time Out New York
I’m featured in a full-page article in The Daily News for Naked In Alaska

Valerie Hager is a "not to be missed" (NoHo LA) award-winning actor, improviser, and movement artist. She has appeared in film and TV including WarnerBrothers' The Invention of Lying with Ricky Gervais, Comedy Central's, Mind of Mencia, Discovery Channel's Guilty or Innocent, and the award-winning short film The Harshest Place.

Her theatrical performances include Dracula at Symphony Space, The Ensemble Workshop at LAByrinth Theater, Meet the Lady at 92Y, and many others.

Valerie's third solo show, Naked In Alaska is a five-star Fringe sold out HIT! Naked In Alaska won the "Overall Excellence Award" for Solo Performance in FringeNYC 2013 and "Audience Favorite Award" in the Chicago Fringe. Immediately after Valerie toured with great success to Santa Fe, New Mexico and in 2014 with much acclaim Naked In Alaska returned to NYC for an Off-Off Broadway Limited Run at The Celebration of Whimsy where she was featured in Time Out New York's recommended Off-Off list. Naked In Alaska held an Off-Broadway debut at 59E59 Theatre's East to Edinburgh Festival with sold out shows July 2014. Most recently, Naked In Alaska took home a "Pick of The Fringe" in The International Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014.

Valerie and her solo show Naked In Alaska have also been featured as an Editorial cartoon in The New Yorker, a featured full front page in The Daily News, rated top five sexiest events of the week and Critic's Pick by Time Out New York and had a featured story in The Sun-Times..

Valerie has studied dramatic acting with Ivana Chubbuck,Tony Greco, Jeffrey Tambor, and Cinda Jackson of The Loft Studio. She is a graduate of the LAByrinth Theater Master Class.

Masterful in comedy as much as in drama, Valerie has studied improv at Upright Citizen's Brigade (UCB), The PIT, and Second City. She is a graduate of Bang Comedy Theatre's five-level improv program and has performed throughout Los Angeles with her improv group George.

Valerie began performing as a child alongside her father, mime artist Jerry Hager, as his silent sidekick Punky the Clown. Her earliest training came from her father in the form of mime, movement, and the art of storytelling. Later, she continued to train in mime and movement under Rick Wamer at The School for Mime at Kenyon College and Lorin Salm at Mime Theatre Studio.

An improv, acting, and creative movement teacher in Los Angeles and New York, Valerie teaches for renowned arts and outreach organizations including Lifetime Arts, Wingspan Arts, and Elders Share the Arts. She earned her teaching artist certifications from New York City's Community-Word Project and the Mark DeGarmo Teaching Artist Institute. Valerie lives New York City.

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