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Lisa D'Amour writes plays for theaters and creates interdisciplinary performance. She often makes work with her collaborator, Katie Pearl. Currently, they are creating How to Build a Forest, a performance installation that will premiere at The Kitchen in New York City in June 2011. Other recent projects include Terrible Things, a dance-theater piece she created with Pearl and choreographer Emily Johnson (PS122 in New York), Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea (a performance for a fleet of seven handmade boats on the Hudson River designed by SWOON) and Stanley 2006 (a solo she wrote for her brother Todd to perform, HERE Arts Center in New York). Lisa's work has been presented by theaters such as Salvage Vanguard, Infernal Bridegroom Productions, the Walker Arts Center, Crowded Fire Theater, Children's' Theater Company, Clubbed Thumb, HERE Arts Center, New Georges, Theater of a Two-Headed Calf and the Women's Project, and has been supported by the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, NYSCA, the MAP Fund, Creative Capital and the NEA/TCG Residency for Playwrights. She received an OBIE Award along with Katie Pearl and Kathy Randels for Nita & Zita, and received the Alpert Award in the Arts for theater in 2008. Lisa often collaborates with ArtSpot Productions in her hometown of New Orleans. She is core alum of the Playwrights' Center and a recent alumna of New Dramatists. D'Amour has been commissioned to write two new plays for Steppenwolf over the next two years through support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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