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Lisa D'Amour

Lisa D'Amour is co artistic director of the interdisciplinary performance making company PearlDamour. She is a proud board member of ArtSpot Productions in New Orleans and collaborates with them frequently. Lisa's play Detroit was produced last Fall at Playwrights' Horizons in New York City, directed by Anne Kauffman.

Take it To The Street
Essay

Take it To The Street

Parading and Theater Making in New Orleans

17 January 2013

How does the culture of parading—both watching and participating in parades— affect, create, and sustain the New Orleans New Work ecosystem?

One performer sits downstage, three at a table in the background
The Bounty of Big Institutions and the Glory of Grass Roots
Essay

The Bounty of Big Institutions and the Glory of Grass Roots

30 January 2011

Playwright Lisa D'Amour considers the inherent differences between big institutions and grassroots theatres, and the possibilities that could arise were the two to collaborate.