Lisa D'Amour

Lisa D’Amour is a playwright and co-artistic director of PearlDamour, an OBIE-award winning interdisciplinary performance company. Most recently, Lisa’s plays have been produced by The Wilma Theater (Philadelphia), Woolly Mammoth Theater (Washington D.C.), Playwrights Horizons (NYC), ArtSpot Productions (New Orleans), The National Theater (London), Steppenwolf Theatre (Chicago) Her play Detroit was a finalist for both the 2011 Pulitizer Prize for Drama and Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and won the 2013 OBIE award for Best New American Play. Lisa frequently collaborates with ArtSpot Productions on devised theater pieces in New Orleans. She is a past recipient of the Alpert Award for the Arts, the Steinberg Playwright Award, and is a 2013 Doris Duke Artist. Lisa is a core alum of the Playwrights’ Center and a past resident playwright at New Dramatists. She lives with her husband, composer Brendan Connelly, in Brooklyn and New Orleans.