Faye has spent her career at one of the last auto-stamping plants in Detroit. Shanita is pregnant, Dez has a whole future to plan, and their manager Reggie owes a nearly unpayable debt to his work family. As rumors spread of a plant shutdown, these tight-knit workers face what they’re willing to sacrifice to survive. A timely and searing portrait of livelihoods under siege from Detroit native Morisseau.
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
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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