In her play “Anna Bella Eema,” which is being presented by Houston’s Catastrophic Theatre, D’Amour invites us into the densely lyrical world that she imagines somewhere between the trailer homes. A contemporary Alice in Wonderland, “Anna Bella Eema” is the story of a mother, her daughter, and the twin her daughter sculpts from living mud.
Houston art-lovers are no stranger to D’Amour’s work. Her art installation piece, “How to Build a Forest,” was presented by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts in 2009. “How to Build a Forest” invited audience members to watch — and participate — while D’Amour and her collaborator built a forest from scratch, and then dismantled it.