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Mary Griffin

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Mary Griffin is a writer of fiction, poetry, and screenplays. With composer Joseph Hannan she has written Christina the Astonishing, and Lovers and Sick Cattle, the first two sections of a trilogy of operas based on the lives of saints. Excerpts from the third opera in the trilogy, Paradise, were performed at Roulette in 2003. Griffin and Hannan' work has been produced at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Roulette, and The Performing Garage. She also collaborates with composer, Frankie Mann, and Welsh video artist, Terry Dimmick. She is a recipient of a fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts, and her work has been supported through residencies at Harvestworks, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, and Atlantic Center for the Arts, and with grants from The Phaedrus Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation/MAP program, and The Lifton Foundation. The present focus of Griffin's work is Coincidents, a multi-media opera in collaboration with composer, Leroy Jenkins.