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Dominique Morisseau

DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU

  

Nationality:    USA
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Dominique Morisseau, a rising star of the playwriting world and recipient of the 2014 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History takes the audience on a journey to 1967, in the city of Detroit. Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pentup feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots. Following an acclaimed run at The Public Theater in association with the Classical Theatre of Harlem and the National Black Theatre

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        Black At Michigan         Detroit '67         Follow Me To Nellie's         Love and Nappiness         love.lies.liberation         Made In the D         Paradise Blue         Roses Are Played Out         Socks         Sunset Baby         Third Grade, The         We Play For the Gods



Black At Michigan

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Based on a true story about the campus protests at the University of Michigan

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Detroit '67

Detroit '67
It's 1967 in Detroit. Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over more much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.

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Public theater
425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003    26 Feb 2013

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Classical Theatre of Harlem and the National Black Theatre

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musical 120 min

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Follow Me To Nellie's

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O'Neill National Playwrights Conference    2010

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Love and Nappiness

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love.lies.liberation

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Made In the D

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Paradise Blue

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Roses Are Played Out

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Socks

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Sunset Baby

Sunset Baby
Kenyatta Shakur is alone. His wife has died, and now, this former Black Revolutionary and political prisoner, is desperate to reconnect with his estranged daughter Nina. If Kenyatta truly wants to reconcile his past, he must first conquer his most challenging revolution of all - fatherhood. Sunset Baby is an energised, vibrant and witty look at the point where the personal and political collide. One of the most exciting and distinctive undiscovered voices in America.

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part of Resist !

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Play/Drama

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Third Grade, The

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This is A program of six new short plays by African American writers, presented As part of the Fire This Time Festival. the plays Are: the Scorpion And the Fox by Jesse Cameron Alick, the Big Crunch or. . .(the eternal return) by Christine Jean Chambers, Exodus by Camille Darby, the Bitter Seraph of Sugar Hill by Marcus Gardley, Breakfast by Yusef Miller, And Third Grade by Dominique Morisseau.

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the Red Room
85 East 4th Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10003    20 Jan 2011

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We Play For the Gods

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"We Play for the Gods was prompted by the question 'on whose shoulders do we as women theater artists stand?'" says Women's Project Producing Artistic Director Julie Crosby. This question led 14 artists of the Women's Project Lab to Ellen Stewart, the legendary founder of La MaMa who in the 1960s blew open the doors of Dramatic expression and gave voice to an extraordinary and diverse generation of theater artists. Inspired by her words, 'We play for the Gods and in return, they play for us,' this collaborative play was developed at Womens Project over eighteen months, three workshops, abundant good humor, and the occasional mojito." We Play for the Gods is the tale of four ordinary women working in a research institute and one trickster goddess who messes around with their lives as only a deity can.
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Created By: Alexandra Collier, Elizabeth R. English, Charity Ballard, Jessi D. Hill, Andrea Kuchlewska, Manda Martin, Dominique Morisseau, Kristen Palmer, Sarah Rasmussen, Mia Rovegno, Melisa Tien, Nicole A. Watson, Stephanie Ybarra, Stefanie Zadravec

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Cherry Lane theatre
38 Commerce Street, New York, NY 10014    01 Jun 2012

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