gripp

FILM, POETRY, THEATER, MUSIC

gripp is a writer / programmer / educator based primarily on the internet. gripp has a B.S. and an M.S. in Computer Science. Eir work is multimedia and interdisciplinary, ranging from written word to performance art to electronic installation. Ey have appeared onstage as an actor and a poet, self-published and been printed in literary magazines, built digital chapbooks and chatbots, taught college courses and workshops, and have written, produced, and appeared in short films. In 2021, gripp released eir sixth studio album, Eternalist; ey are also the Executive Producer of fifteen other independent music releases. In 2021, eir first book, a collection of closet screenplays titled The Fainting Game (and Other Stories), was released by Game Over Books. Eir television pilot Offbeat / But On Point won the 2020 Table Read My Screenplay competition and was produced and broadcast as a professionally-staffed table read. In 2016 and 2017, gripp logged back-to-back appearances on the National Poetry Slam final stage. gripp also won the February 2016 Rap Slam at AS220 in Providence as well as the MFA Boston Late Nite Rap Slam in October 2017.

Much of gripp's work is fantastical, surreal, and absurdist. It confronts race, gender, mental imbalance, loneliness, existential dread, and life as a cyborg. In eir spare time, ey enjoy board games, avoiding attention, and writing biographies in the third person.

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gripp is a writer / programmer / educator based primarily on the internet. gripp has a B.S. and an M.S. in Computer Science. Eir work is multimedia and interdisciplinary, ranging from written word to performance art to electronic installation.

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eternalist

gripp's sixth studio album

all tracks produced by curveBREAKERS. all vocal performances by gripp. tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12 written and performed by gripp. tracks 2, 7, 10, 13 written and performed by gripp/D. Griffith.

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The Fainting Game (And Other Stories)

$18.00 | Closet Screenplays | Game Over Books

Award-winning writer, performer, and filmmaker Marshall "gripp" Gillson presents their first collection of shorts with The Fainting Game (and Other Stories). After spending a decade earning accolades as a spoken word artist, this collection offers the author's perspective in a new format: closet screenplays.

The scripts, written to be enjoyed on the page and in the mind rather than onscreen, explore the influence of racial capitalism on art, notions of self in the digital age, juvenile depression, and the surreal experience of an antinormative life. Characters in six short scripts invite readers to discover the magical in the worlds of their stories, and in turn the wonder in our own.