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Virginia Grise

 
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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. Her play blu was the winner of the 2010 Yale Drama Series Award and was recently ... (read complete bio)
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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. Her play blu was the winner of the 2010 Yale Drama Series Award and was recently ... (read complete bio)

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Virginia Grise Biography

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. Her play blu was the winner of the 2010 Yale Drama Series Award and was recently published by Yale University Press. Her other published work includes Your Healing is Killing Me (Plays Inverse Press), The Panza Monologues co-written with Irma Mayorga (University of Texas Press) and an edited volume of Zapatista communiqu s titled Conversations with Don Durito (Autonomedia Press). Virginia is a recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award, the Princess Grace Award in Theatre Directing, the Playwrights? Center?s Jerome Fellowship, the Loft Literary Center?s Spoken Word Fellowship, and Pregones Theatre?s Asuncion Award for Queer Playwriting. She is a Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab Alum & a Time Warner Fellow Alum at the Women's Project Theatre Lab. Her work has been produced, commissioned and/or developed at the Alliance Theatre, Borderlands Theater, Bihl Haus Arts, Company of Angels, Cornerstone Theatre, Highways Performance Space, Playwright?s Center, Pregones Theatre, REDCAT, Victory Gardens, Women?s Project and Yale Repertory Theatre. In addition to showing people her panza in college classrooms, cafeterias and conference halls all across the nation, she has also performed both nationally and internationally at venues including the Jose Marti Catedra in Havana, Cuba and the University of Butare in Rwanda, Africa. As a curator, artist and activist she has facilitated organizing efforts amongst women, immigrant, Chicano, working class and queer youth. 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.




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Jeremy O. Harris Announced as Next Presiding Playwright for 2023 Yale Drama Series Pr Photo Jeremy O. Harris Announced as Next Presiding Playwright for 2023 Yale Drama Series Prize
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

The 2023 Yale Drama Series Prize has chosen Jeremy O. Harris, the Yale alum and Tony-nominated author of Slave Play, as the presiding playwright for its landmark 15th anniversary year. As his first order of business, Harris is assembling an international group of readers to help evaluate submissions as part of a larger effort to infuse the process with a more global point-of-view.

JAR OF FAT by Seayoung Yim Announced as Winner of 2022 Yale Drama Series Prize Photo JAR OF FAT by Seayoung Yim Announced as Winner of 2022 Yale Drama Series Prize
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2022

The 2022 Yale Drama Series Prize, one of the theater world’s most prestigious playwriting prizes, will be awarded to Seayoung Yim for her play Jar of Fat.

Inaugural Short List Announced for 2022 Yale Drama Series Prize Photo Inaugural Short List Announced for 2022 Yale Drama Series Prize
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2022

The 2022 Yale Drama Series Prize, one of the theatre world’s most prestigious playwriting prizes, announced today the eight plays chosen for its first-ever Short List.

Cara Mía Theatre's 2021-2022 Season Bridges Dallas Artists With Latinx And BIPOC The Photo Cara Mía Theatre's 2021-2022 Season Bridges Dallas Artists With Latinx And BIPOC Theatre Leaders And Activists 
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 16, 2021

Announcing the upcoming theatrical season, “Seeds of  Transformation”, Cara Mía Theatre continues to reimagine what a theatre can be by  establishing deeper connections with diverse Dallas artists, audiences and neighborhoods. 

19th Annual Black And Latino Playwrights Celebration To Host Tribute To José Rivera Photo 19th Annual Black And Latino Playwrights Celebration To Host Tribute To José Rivera
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2021

Playwright José Rivera will be the subject of a career tribute during the 19th annual Black and Latino Playwrights Celebration, Aug. 30-Sept. 5 at Texas State University.

2021 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Award and Scholarship Recipient Photo 2021 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Award and Scholarship Recipients Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the national awardees of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, which was held virtually in convenings for each discipline that began on March 8, 2021 and continued through May 22, 2021.

Rachel Lynett's APOLOGIES TO LORRAINE HANSBERRY (YOU TOO AUGUST WILSON) Wins 14th Ann Photo Rachel Lynett's APOLOGIES TO LORRAINE HANSBERRY (YOU TOO AUGUST WILSON) Wins 14th Annual Yale Drama Series Prize
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2021

This year the Yale Drama Series Prize once again saw a robust and talented group of applicants dedicated to writing for the theater, receiving over 2050 submissions from 60 countries.

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, February 24- with Laura Bell Bundy, Victoria Clark  Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, February 24- with Laura Bell Bundy, Victoria Clark and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 24, 2021

Today (February 24) in live streaming: Stars in the House celebrates William Finn's Birthday, Laura Bell Bundy on Backstage Live, and more!

New York Theatre Workshop Announces February and March Programming Photo New York Theatre Workshop Announces February and March Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 10, 2021

New York Theatre Workshop announced today programming for the months of February & March, including Hilton Als Presents by Artistic Instigator & Pulitzer Prize winner Hilton Als; a benefit reading of For Which It Stands by Lee Edward Colston II; and Open Office Hours, a new NYTW pilot program; as well as free Virtual Programming events.

BWW Blog: Creating Theater That Fully Embraces the Virtual Format Photo BWW Blog: Creating Theater That Fully Embraces the Virtual Format
by Student Blogger: Kate Semmens - Aug 17, 2020

When this pandemic started, my initial reaction to virtual theater was fairly skeptical.

Virginia Grise Videos

CalArts Center for New Performance Announces 2019-20 Season VideoCalArts Center for New Performance Announces 2019-20 Season
by Julie Musbach - Sep 26, 2019

The CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) announces its current season for the 2019-2020 year. The professional producing arm of California Institute of the Arts, CNP provides a unique artist- and project-driven framework for the development and realization of original theater, music, dance, media, and interdisciplinary projects.

Borderlands Theater And A Todo Dar Productions Presents THEIR DOGS CAME WITH THEM VideoBorderlands Theater And A Todo Dar Productions Presents THEIR DOGS CAME WITH THEM
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 18, 2019

From the award-winning writer of Your Healing is Killing Me, blu, and The Panza Monologues, Virginia Grise returns to Tucson with Their Dogs Came with Them, a new play about the destruction and displacement of a Mexican-American community, roaming dogs, quarantines, earthmovers and ancient voladores.

Cara MĂ­a Theatre Announces Upcoming Season VideoCara MĂ­a Theatre Announces Upcoming Season
by Julie Musbach - Jul 9, 2019

Cara Mia Theatre's 24th anniversary season will be the most diverse and inclusive season in the company's history, according to Executive Artistic Director David Lozano.