Reading & Listening by Moonrise

Reading by Moonrise: Virginia Grise & Aleshea Harris

$5 Suggested Donation


Reading & Listening by Moonrise

Reading by Moonrise: Virginia Grise & Aleshea Harris

$5 Suggested Donation



November 5, 2017


Bowtie Project

2780 W Casitas Ave

Los Angeles, CA

Gates: 5:30 pm

Reading: 6:00 pm

Moonrise: 6:51 pm




Join us at The Bowtie Project for an evening around the fire as playwrights Virginia Grise & Aleshea Harris read new and favorite works while the full moon rises over the LA River.

Playwrights Virginia Grise & Aleshea Harris will read excerpts from new works that explore the myriad challenges of diagnosing mysterious health issues and finding adequate care. Their work touches on the tragic, comical, mundane and otherworldly aspects of pursuing health and happiness. Books will be available for sale courtesy of Skylight Books.

This event is free and open to the public. Clockshop suggests a $5 donation to support our Reading and Listening by Moonrise series.

Some content may be inappropriate for children.

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 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). 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, Pregones Theatre’s Asuncion Award for Queer Playwriting, and is a Time Warner Fellow Alum at the Women’s Project Theatre Lab. Her new performance manifesto titled Your Healing is Killing Me will be published by Plays Inverse Press in fall 2017.

Aleshea Harris work as a playwright and poet has been presented a number of places, including the Costume Shop at American Conservatory Theater, Playfest at Orlando Shakespeare Theater, VOXfest at Dartmouth, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, La Comédie de Saint-Étienne-National Drama Center in France, the Skirball Center, The Theatre @ Boston Court, REDCAT and in the 2015 anthology, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. Harris is a MacDowell Fellow, Hedgebrook Alum and winner of the 2016 Relentless Award from the American Playwriting Foundation for her play, Is God IsIs God Is was published by 3 Hole Press in the spring of 2017 and will premiere off-Broadway in early 2018.

Please note that seating is not provided for this event. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic items and blankets. S’mores will be provided between readings.

There are several all-gender public restrooms and portapotties on site.