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Meet the Playwright: Dominique Morisseau

Dominique Morisseau

 

PLAY:

Skeleton Crew

ABOUT THE PLAY: 

2008. The start of the Great Recession. In the breakroom of one of Detroit’s last auto stamping plants, a makeshift family of co-workers is confronted with the life-altering news that the factory will close. Loyalties are tested, boundaries are crossed, and each is pushed to the limits of survival.

BIO: 

Dominique Morisseau is best known for the three-play “Detroit Project,” a series that includes Skeleton Crew. She is currently at work on the Broadway-bound Temptations musical, Ain’t Too Proud. Her plays have been produced at the Public Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, and Lincoln Center Theater, among others.

HOMETOWN:

Detroit, Michigan

CURRENT RESIDENCE: 

Los Angeles, CA

PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS AT THE ALLEY: 

Alley Theatre Debut

OTHER CREDITS:

Theatre: Detroit ’67 (Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama), Paradise Blue (Weissberger Award), Skeleton Crew (Obie Award), Pipeline (Edgerton Foundation New Play Award); Television: “Shameless”
Skeleton Crew

A compassionate tale following a family of co-workers 

Skeleton Crew

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Taibi Magar
Neuhaus Theatre
September 7 - October 7, 2018

In the breakroom of one of Detroit’s last auto stamping plants, a makeshift family of co-workers swaps stories, shares dreams, and takes pride in their work. Loyalties are tested and boundaries are crossed in this “deeply American play” (The New York Times).