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Overview

Memory, history, and culture collide with the starlit rooftop dreams of a myth-inspired character as Soledad and her partner, Hailstorm, redefine family on their own terms after the death of their eldest son in Iraq. blu, steeped in poetic realism and contemporary politics, challenges us to try to imagine a time before war.

Selected as the winner of the 2010 Yale Drama competition from more than 950 submissions, Virginia Grise's play blu takes place in the present but looks back on the not too distant past through a series of prayers, rituals, and dreams. Contest judge David Hare commented, "Virginia Grise is a blazingly talented writer, and her play blu stays with you a long time after you've read it." Noting that 2010 was a banner year for women playwrights, he added, "Women's writing for the theatre is stronger and more eloquent than it has ever been."

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Editorial Reviews

El Paso Times

"A timely and thought-provoking play, blu deserves the stage productions it will probably get. No one who comes to the show will have nothing to say about it."—Rigoberto Gonzalez, El Paso Times

— Rigoberto Gonzalez

Backstage

“A knowing, provocative, and lyrical work that is as gorgeous as it is powerful.”—Jennie Webb, Backstage

— Jennie Webb

Theatre Journal

“Absorbing . . . the play’s lean, poetically metered language and its ensemble-storytelling style [are] arresting.”—Irma Mayorga, Theatre Journal

— Irma Mayorga

El Paso Times - Rigoberto Gonzalez
"A timely and thought-provoking play, blu deserves the stage productions it will probably get. No one who comes to the show will have nothing to say about it."—Rigoberto Gonzalez, El Paso Times
Backstage - Jennie Webb
“A knowing, provocative, and lyrical work that is as gorgeous as it is powerful.”—Jennie Webb, Backstage
Theatre Journal - Irma Mayorga
“Absorbing . . . the play’s lean, poetically metered language and its ensemble-storytelling style [are] arresting.”—Irma Mayorga, Theatre Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300169225
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Series: Yale Drama Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 787,217
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Virginia Grise received her MFA degree from the California Institute of the Arts and is a recipient of the 2010 Princess Grace Award in Theater Directing. In addition to the Yale Drama Award, her play blu was a finalist for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Latino/a Playwriting Award and the Alliance Theatre's Kendeda Award.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    Owlheart to turtlestar URGENT!!!!!!

    If you speak with frogstar of fishclan, tell her that fishclan camp has moved to fish land (with the space) all results. Thank you ~owlheart

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Goldenstr

    Be right there!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Swiftstar

    I must return to camp. If you ever need hwlp. Send word. And i will defend your cl with all my nine lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Cfg

    K bye

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    Hi

    Can i join my name is Lilyfire i am silver with dark gray paches with black and white spots my eyes are pale sky blue

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    Heartpaw

    Will you join LegendClan?Its at uncle remus result:2

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    Stoneclaw and Snowstorm

    Stoneclaw takes no intrest in Cobrafang that is obvious. Snowstorm pricks her ears curiously.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    Mistycloud

    Hmm. "Lets mow down the pittiful amercans with bullets!!!"stil in a russian accent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    May we join?.

    A pregnat queen named silverheart and her mate named stormfur

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Starstear

    A pregnant she-cat pads in, belly swollen to the brim with kits. She is a pure white cat with silver eyes and a blue tear shaped birthmark on her cheek. Starstear winces and falls to the ground. "Help... kit... coming!" (I am not going to be Starstrear. I will be her kit.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Starclan cat

    Heartpaw..... u can transform into anything or anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Smoke

    Wait so ou guys dont know any other clans?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    To lightstar

    There is allready a lightstar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Bkaze/icepaw

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Tigerpelt

    Oh ok so do i just pick one or u get it for me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Turtlestar

    Thank you! Lightclan will ever be greatful and we will repay you in anyway we can!

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