Ilasiea Gray


Ilasiea Gray excitedly made her return to the Curious mainstage in THE MINUTES as Ms. Johnson. Previous Curious credits include DETROIT ’67, SANCTIONS, BLACK. WITH A CAPITAL B. (tour), and other CNV and Curious projects. She does stage and on-camera work and made history in Colorado playing the title role in Sleeping Beauty (Denver Children’s Theatre) as a Black actress. Her latest production was the world premiere of Calamitous Affair (VF Productions) in Washington D.C., and she has been seen on many stages across Colorado.

In addition to performing, Ilasiea is a multi-hyphenate social practice artist who has been featured in many publications and panels discussing the intersection of arts, activism, and youth advocacy. She works as a performing arts educator in several capacities nationwide as well as speaks at conferences nationwide about her internationally published essay on inequities in the arts for kids of color (including South by Southwest Education Conference). She was also the first Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access Coordinator at Arvada Center.

Ilasiea has an MFA in Social & Environmental Arts Practice from an inaugural program led by BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors.