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Virginia Grise

Virginia Grise is a recipient of the Yale Drama Award, Whiting Writers' Award, the Princess Grace Award in Theatre Directing, and the Playwrights’ Center’s Jerome Fellowship. Her published work includes Your Healing is Killing Me (Plays Inverse Press), blu (Yale University Press), The Panza Monologues co-written with Irma Mayorga (University of Texas Press) and an edited volume of Zapatista communiqués titled Conversations with Don Durito (Autonomedia Press).

In addition to plays, she has created a body of work that is interdisciplinary and includes multimedia performance, dance theater, performance installations, guerilla theater, site specific interventions, and community gatherings. Virginia has taught writing for performance at the university level, as a public school teacher, in community centers, women’s prisons, and in the juvenile correction system. She holds an MFA in Writing for Performance from the California Institute of the Arts and is the Mellon Foundation Playwright in Residence at Cara Mía Theatre in Dallas, Texas, a Matakyev Research Fellow at the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands at Arizona State University, and a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University.

For more info: www.virginiagrise.com

a farm for meme (ASL-interpreted)
field of sunflowers.
Video

a farm for meme (ASL-interpreted)

A Zoom performance written by Virginia Grise

1 - 2 August 2020
Dallas, TX United States
Getting Down with Barrio Stories
Essay

Getting Down with Barrio Stories

Introduction

17 March 2016

In this first installment, Milta Ortiz discusses the backstory of Barrio Stories, while playwrights Virginia Grise, Martín Zimmerman, and Elaine Romero talk about their collaboration for this project.

Que Onda? with Virginia Grise
Essay

Que Onda? with Virginia Grise

19 November 2015

Jennifer S. Ponce de León interviews playwright Virginia Grise about her plays, her process, and her vision for the future of Latino/a theatre.

Sexy Bitches, Notes to God, and Unicorns
Essay

Sexy Bitches, Notes to God, and Unicorns

An Interview with Patricia Ione Lloyd

11 February 2013

Virginia Grise interviews Playwright Patricia Ione Lloyd about her work and process.

My Body, My Words
Essay

My Body, My Words

6 June 2011

Tracing the family she's created artistically and socially, Virginia Grise writes about art-making as a process of survival, self-actualization, and community building.

Talleres for Dreaming
Series

Talleres for Dreaming

An ongoing series featuring artists that explore creative and artistic processes driven by the insurgent possibility of collective dreaming

About the Series