Members of the Case Western Reserve University community are invited to “Your Healing Is Killing Me,” a performance manifesto that will be offered as part of the 2023 Cleveland Humanities Festival Wednesday, March 29, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Samson Pavilion, Room 176.
“Your Healing Is Killing Me” is based on lessons learned in San Antonio free health clinics and New York acupuncture schools; from the treatments and consejos of curanderas, abortion doctors, Marxist artists, community health workers and bourgie dermatologists. It is playwright Virginia Grise’s reflections on living with post-traumatic stress disorder, ansia and eczema in the new age of trigger warnings, the master cleanse and crowd-funded self-care.
Grise is a recipient of the Yale Drama Award, Whiting Writers’ Award, the Princess Grace Award in Theatre Directing and the Jerome Fellowship from the Playwrights Center. She is an alumna of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, the Women’s Project Theatre Lab and the NALAC Leadership Institute.
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, and a Matakyev Research Fellow at the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands at Arizona State University.