Former UI playwright Pulitzer Prize finalist

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 20, 2011 7:20 AM

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Former University of Iowa playwright-in-residence Lisa D'Amour was a finalist in the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for playwrights in the drama category.

According to a UI press release, her play Detroit is a "tragicomic" play that focuses on life in a dilapidated inner-ring suburb. It premièred in Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater.

The Pulitzer Prizes were announced on April 18; the winning play was Clybourne Park, by Bruce Norris.

D'Amour came to the UI as part of the Iowa Playwrights' Workshop, according to the press release.

Her other works include: Hide Town, Red Death, 16 Spells to Charm the Beast, and The Cataract.

— By Madison Bennett

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