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Virginia Grise

From panzas to prisons, from street theatre to large-scale multimedia performances, from princess to chafa Virginia Grise writes plays that are set in bars without windows, barrio rooftops, and lesbian bedrooms. A recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award, the Princess Grace Award in Theatre Directing, and the Yale Drama Series Award, her published work includes 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). She earned her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and currently lives in New York. 

For more info: www.virginiagrise.com

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.