KUAF’s Kyle Kellams in conversation with Lisa D’Amour that at the Fayetteville Public Library February 9 at 6:30p, will focus on the wide range of her playwriting work. Her work includes Detroit, her hugely original interdisciplinary work for which she nominated for Pultizer Prize, her eight-hour How to Build a Forest, and Milton, a community engagement performance project involving a handful of American small towns named Milton. This promises to be a lively and inspiring evening with one of the American theatres most exciting new voices.The program is free and open to the public.
Lisa D’Amour is a playwright and co-artistic director of Pearl Damour, an OBIE-award winning interdisciplinary performance company. Her plays have been produced at theaters across the U.S., most recently, on Broadway at the Manhattan Theater Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theater as well as at Steppenwolf Theater (Chicago), The Wilma Theater (Philaelphia) among many others.Her play Detroit was a finalist for both the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. She is a past recipient of the Alpert Award for the Arts, the Steinberg Playwright Award and was the 2013 Doris Duke Artist. Lisa received her B.A. from Millsaps College and her M.F.A. in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin.
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