a todo dar: An Artist Talks

Virginia on stage with candles

The Department of Performance Studies welcomes Virginia Grise to discuss the evolution of her work as an artist, from panzas to prisons, from street theatre to large-scale multimedia performances, from princess to chafa. The artist talk will include excerpts of her work and artistic practices for creating ecologies of care in the face of state violence, how we dream when our communities are under attack, how we create spaces for movement, joy and celebration amidst all of it - to study, think, work, collaborate, imagine and create together.

This talk will be moderated by Professor Fred Moten. 


Virginia Grise is a recipient of the Herb Alpert Award, Whiting Award, Yale Drama Award, and Princess Grace Award. Her published work includes Your Healing is Killing Meblu, and The Panza Monologues. In addition to plays, she has created an interdisciplinary body of work in multimedia performance, dance theater, performance installations, guerilla theater, site specific interventions, and community gatherings. She holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and is a founding member of a todo dar productions, the Mellon Playwright in Residence at Cara Mia Theatre and a Matakyev Research Fellow at Arizona State University.


Virginia and Fred