Kitchen Dog Theater presents DETROIT by Lisa D'Amour
"A sharp X-ray of the embattled American psyche as well as a smart, tart critique of the country's fraying social fabric"
The New York Times
The Play: In a "first ring" suburb outside a midsize American city, Ben and Mary fire up the grill to welcome the new neighbors who've moved into the long-empty house next door. The fledgling friendship soon veers out of control, shattering the fragile hold that newly unemployed Ben and burgeoning alcoholic Mary have on their way of lifewith unexpected comic consequences. DETROIT is a fresh, offbeat look at what happens when we dare to open ourselves up to something new.
The Playwright: Lisa D'Amour is a playwright and one half of PearlDamour, an OBIE Award-winning interdisciplinary performance company she runs with Katie Pearl. Lisa's plays have been produced by theaters across the U.S., including the Women's Project, Clubbed Thumb, Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf, New Georges (all in NYC), Salvage Vanguard Theater (Austin, TX), Catastrophic Theatre (Houston, TX), ArtSpot Productions (New Orleans, LA) and Children's Theater Company (Minneapolis, MN). Lisa collaborates on site-specific performances. In 2008, Lisa created a performance for visual artist SWOON's "Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea," a flotilla of six boats created from salvaged materials that navigated the Hudson River, performing in riverfront parks from Troy, NY to New York City. Lisa's play DETROIT, originally produced by Steppenwolf Theater Company, was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and winner of the 2013 Obie Award for Best New American Play. In 2008, she was awarded the Alpert Award for the Arts in theater and in 2011 she received the Steinberg Playwright Award. Lisa received her MFA in playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin and is a New Dramatists alumni. She lives with her husband, composer Brendan Connelly, in Brooklyn and New Orleans.
The Director: KDT Artistic Company Member Tim Johnson
The Cast: H. Francis Fuselier, KDT Artistic Company Member Jenny Ledel, KDT Co-Artistic Director Tina Parker, Jeremy Schwartz and Ira Steck
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (MAC) (View)
3120 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|