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Premiere Stages presents ‘Mud Row’ by Dominique Morisseau

UNION, NJ — Premiere Stages at Kean University opened its first scheduled full season in two years with “Mud Row,” a play by 2022 Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau, as directed by Marshall Jones III. The story is about the grip history has on two pairs of...
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‘Confederates’ Off Broadway Review: Dominique Morisseau Suggests College Is the New Plantation

It’s only March, but already this year New York theatergoers have been treated to plays like Aleshea Harris’s “On Sugarland” and Joshua Harmon’s “Prayer for the French Republic.” These are big plays, running around three hours each, with big casts that create vibrant families and communities on stage to tell important stories. We not only learn, we experience.
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Playwright Dominique Morisseau Wants To 'Dismantle' Broadway

“Who's running Broadway needs to look like who lives in New York City,” said the MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ winner. Dominique Morisseau is adamant about ensuring Black voices are thriving on Broadway. “I want visibility for Black theater makers and the Black folks who’ve been doing this work,” the actress and award-winning playwright told ESSENCE.
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Playwright Dominique Morisseau Talks ‘Skeleton Crew’ And Her Native Detroit

On the latest episode of One Hundred: The Ed Gordon Podcast, host Ed Gordon speaks with Tony Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau about her latest Broadway play, the importance of honoring the working class, her hometown of Detroit, and the renewed interest in Black media. Morriseau’s Skeleton Crew is the third...
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Broadway Playwright Dominique Morisseau Reveals the Advice Chadwick Boseman Gave Her

Playwright Dominique Morisseau has a lot going on right now — but then, she’s just following the advice that the late Chadwick Boseman once gave her. Listen to this week’s “Stagecraft” podcast below: A few years ago, Boseman and Morisseau, the writer of the current Broadway play “Skeleton Crew,” connected by phone, and “he was like, ‘Dominique, you always gotta have nine irons in the fire,'” Morisseau recalled on the new episode of Stagecraft, Variety’s theater podcast. “I was like, ‘Nine? That’s a lot, Chad!'” But, she added, he was right: “My job as an artist is to just be prolific. I always say I...
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Playwright Dominique Morisseau shows love for Detroit on Broadway

There’s no denying the creativity, ingenuity, and will to survive that Detroit breeds. The city’s spirit of resilience is evident in our music, culture, and civil rights history. Local playwright Dominique Morisseau puts those stories center stage in her work. Her play Skeleton Crew, which tells the story...
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Playwright Dominique Morisseau – From 6 Mile to Broadway

Playwright Dominique Morisseau showcases Detroit on the world’s top stages. For Tony Award-nominated playwright Dominique Morisseau, work isn’t just a creative outlet, it’s a chance to pay homage to her hometown. Morisseau, whose 2018 play Ain’t Too Proud, about Motown’s own Temptations, was nominated for 12 Tonys, including Best Musical (it snagged the award for Best Choreography), says her inspiration comes from Detroit and its music. “Detroit has raised me and given me my sense of artistry,” she says. “My mission as an artist is to serve and give back to this city.”
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