Grant Recipient Details

Los Angeles, CA
Project Title
Riding the Currents of the Wilding Wind
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
National Theater Project Creation & Touring Grant
Grant Amount

Riding the Currents of the Wilding Wind is a concept album and concert about displacement and freedom inspired by Helena Maria Viramontes’ novel, Their Dogs Came with Them. This new work centers music as a driving narrative force, drawing on the theatrical possibilities of a concert to create a sonic landscape and rich visual world steeped in symbolism and poetry. Created in collaboration with musical director Martha Gonzalez of the Grammy Award–winning band Quetzal, writer Virginia Grise, director Kendra Ware, and designer Tanya Orellana.

Riding the Currents of the Wilding Wind is created on the unceded lands of the Chumash and Tongva people. 

Projected Touring Availability

Please contact the tour coordinator for more information.

Tour Coordinator

Virginia Grise 
Creative Producer  
a todo dar productions 
Tel. (661) 312-1285;

Work Samples

A woman poses with a vase and a suitcase.
photo by Pablo Aguilar
In black and white, a man and woman play music behind a music stand.
photo by Marlene Beltran