Playwriting workshop at Arcola Theatre to coincide with UK premiere of Anna Bella Eema

The Arcola is  producing the UK premiere of Anna Bella Eema by Lisa D’Amour (Pulitzer Prize finalist and New Orleans’ leading living playwright) in September at Arcola Theatre, London.  To coincide with the production, Lisa D’Amour will be coming to the UK and giving a talk at the Arcola on 13 September and running a playwriting workshop on 14 September.
How to book: (subsidised places £5; other places £30).

Anna Bella Eema opens at Arcola Theatre on 16 September, with previews from 11 September, and runs until 12 October. Jessica Lazar directs the star cast of Natasha Cottriall, Gabrielle Brooks and Beverly Rudd. Tickets can be purchased via the Arcola Box Office:

‘Something is coming. It’s either the interstate or the end of the world.’

Precocious Annabella lives in a deserted trailer park. Schooled by her eccentric mother Irene, she learns to co-exist with the vampires, werewolves and monsters that lurk in the world outside.

Desperate to ward off the new highway that threatens the demolition of their home, Annabella steps outside to build a girl out of mud. The girl comes to life. The girl is Anna Bella Eema.

Part ghost story, part fairytale, part coming-of-age fantasy, Anna Bella Eema is a dazzling burst of storytelling from the dark heart of American Gothic.

Lisa D’Amour is a multiple award-winning US playwright and New Dramatists alumnus. Her theatre credits include Detroit (National Theatre – which won the Obie Award for Best New American Play, was a finalist for both the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2011 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize), and Airline Highway (Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago/Samuel J. Friedman Theater – receiving a 2015 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Play.)
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