about the artists
Virginia Grise is a recipient of the Alpert Award in the Arts, Yale Drama Award, Whiting Writers’ Award, 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). She is a founding member of a todo dar productions, an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, the Women’s Project Theatre Lab & the NALAC Leadership Institute. 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 Mia Theatre and a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University.
Quetzal is a Grammy-Award winning band rooted in the complex cultural currents of life in the barrio, its social activism, its strong feminist stance, and its rock and roll musical beginnings. As a prominent force in the East L.A. creative culturescape, Quetzal vividly portrays how music, culture, and sociopolitical ideology come together in a specific place. Tonight, we are joined by members of Quetzal including Martha Gonzalez, Tylana Enomoto on violin, Juan Perez on bass and guest musician, legendary guitarist, Bob Robles.
cast & crew
Written by Martha Gonzalez and Virginia Grise
Directed by Kendra Ware
Set Design by Tanya Orellana
Video Design by Yee Eun Nam
Music by members of Quetzal, including Martha Gonzalez, Tylana Enomoto, Juan Perez
Guest Musician: Bob Robles
Prop Artisan: Briittany White
Video Assistant: Yuki Izumihara