(Playwright) Lisa D’Amour is a playwright, solo performer and multidisciplinary theater artist. Recent projects include LANDMARK: 24 HOURS @ THE STONE ARCH BRIDGE, a site-specific performance on the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis; NITA & ZITA, which received a 2003 OBIE Award and toured in 2005 to the Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans) the Walker Arts Center (Minnneapolis) and HERE Arts Center (NYC); and DREAM OF A WEST TEXAS MARSUPIAL GIRL, a musical for children which will premiere at Children’s Theatre Company (Minneapolis) in 2007. Lisa has received fellowships from the Jerome and Mc Knight Foundations, as well as grants from the Multi Arts Production Fund and the Minnesota State Arts Board. She is the recipient of a 2005/6 NEA/TCG Playwright’s Residency to work on a new play with Infernal Bridegroom Productions (Houston). She received her M.F.A. in playwriting from UT Austin. She is a core member of the Playwright’s Center, a resident artist at HERE and a resident playwright at New Dramatists.