Lisa D’Amour is a playwright and co-artistic director of PearlDamour, a genre-defying performance company. Her plays have been produced on Broadway at Manhattan Theater Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theater, Playwrights Horizons (NYC), Steppenwolf Theater (Chicago), The Wilma Theater (Philadelphia), Woolly Mammoth (Washington D.C.), The National Theater (London), Southern Rep (New Orleans), and many other theaters across the globe.
PearlDamour creates interdisciplinary, often site-specific works which range from the intimate to large scale. These include How to Build a Forest, an 8-hour performance in which PearlDamour builds a majestic, fabricated forest by hand, and Lost in the Meadow, a performance made for the 40-acre Meadow in Longwood Botanical Gardens, created with set designer Mimi Lien.
Lisa’s play Detroit was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and won the Obie Award for Best New American Play. 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 an alumna of playwright residencies at New Dramatists and the Playwrights’ Center.