Lisa D'Amour Wins Doris Duke Performing Artist Award
02 May 2013
Playwright Lisa D'Amour is among the recipients of the Doris Duke Performing Arts Awards, which were announced this week.
The recipients of the award receive an unrestricted grant of $225,000 over the span of three to five years, and an additional $50,000 is available to each of the winners based on other criteria.
This year's other recipients are Anthony Braxton, Billy Childs, Ping Chong, Kelly Copper, DD Dorvillier, Amir ElSaffar, David Gordon, Pat Graney, Stacey Klein, David Lang, Pavol Liska, Rudresh Mahanthappa, John Malpede, Miya Masaoka, Myra Melford, Tere O'Connor, William Parker, Elizabeth Streb and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar.
The Doris Duke Performing Artists Award was launched in 2011 to honor individuals in the fields of theatre, dance, jazz and related interdisciplinary work. The honors are part of the Doris Duke Performing Artists Initiative, a 10-year, $50-million commitment from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in partnership with Creative Capital, a cultural investment group.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.