Faye has spent her career at one of Detroit’s last auto-stamping plants. Shanita is pregnant, Dez has a whole future to plan, and their manager Reggie must navigate his debt to his work family and need to support his family at home. As rumors of a plant shutdown spread, these tight-knit workers must decide what they will sacrifice to survive. A timely and searing portrait of the African-American working class from Detroit native Morisseau.
Studio welcomes Dominique Morisseau, one of the most significant and talented voices in the theatre, to DC for the first time. Starring DC native Caroline Clay, Skeleton Crew is an important work by an important writer that excavates the lives of working class people in America today.
Dominique Morisseau's ferocious hometown pride inspired The Detroit Project, a trilogy of dramas set at three distinct periods in the city’s history.Read More
Playwright Dominique Morisseau lays out her "rules of engagement" for attending a performance of her productions.Read More
Set during the 2008 recession, Skeleton Crew explores the lives of auto workers at a struggling Detroit stamping plant. Read more about where Dominique, the Motor City, and the auto industry have recently hit the news.Read More
Made famous in 1908 for producing the first Model T, Detroit’s car factories once earned it the nickname “Motor City.” Now a century has passed, and Detroit is watching her assembly plants close—except the stamping plant where Faye, Dez, Shanita, and Reggie make their living.Read More