Skeleton Crew

by Dominique Morisseau
directed by Jade King Carroll

July 19 – August 4, 2018


A riveting and timely new play

In Dominique Morisseau’s third play in her Detroit trilogy, a makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift, and they are pushed to the limits of survival. When the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred, how far over the lines are they willing to step?

"Clifford Odets' dramas come to mind and so does the great Pittsburgh cycle of August Wilson. But Skeleton Crew is squarely in the tradition of Arthur Miller...A deeply moral and deeply American play."

-The New York Times



Dominique Morisseau (Playwright) is the author of The Detroit Project (A 3-Play Cycle) which includes the following plays: Skeleton Crew (Atlantic Theater Company), Paradise Blue (Signature Theatre), and Detroit ’67 (Public Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem and NBT). Additional plays include: Pipeline (Lincoln Center Theatre), Sunset Baby (LAByrinth Theatre); Blood at the Root (National Black Theatre) and Follow Me To Nellie’s (Premiere Stages). She is also the book writer on the new musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations (Berkeley Repertory Theatre). Dominique is an alumna of The Public Theater Emerging Writer’s Group, Women’s Project Lab, and Lark Playwrights Workshop and has developed work at Sundance Lab, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Eugene O’Neil Playwrights Conference. Her work has been commissioned by Steppenwolf Theater, Women’s Project, South Coast Rep, People’s Light and Theatre, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival/Penumbra Theatre. She most recently served as Co-Producer on the Showtime series Shameless. Awards include: Spirit of Detroit Award, PoNY Fellowship, Sky-Cooper Prize, TEER Trailblazer Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, Audelco Awards, NBFT August Wilson Playwriting Award, Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, OBIE Award, Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship, and being named one of Variety’s Women of Impact for 2017-18.

Dates & Times

Thurs. 7/19 7:30 PM (Preview)
Fri. 7/20 7:30 PM (Opening)
Sat. 7/21 7:30 PM
Sun. 7/22 2 PM
Wed. 7/25 2 PM & 7:30 PM
Thurs. 7/26 7:30 PM (Community Partners Night)
Fri. 7/27 7:30 PM
Sat. 7/28 7:30 PM
Sun. 7/29 2 PM*
Wed. 8/1 2 PM & 7:30 PM
Thurs. 8/2 7:30 PM
Fri. 8/3 7:30 PM
Sat. 8/4 2 PM & 7:30 PM

*Post-show talk back to follow

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Season Sponsor

Season Support provided by the Rodgers Family Foundation

Skeleton Crew Individual Underwriters

Wenke & William Sterns

Skeleton Crew Co-Production Sponsors

Cindy Loudenslager, Gretchen Schmidt, and the
John & Dorothy Caples Fund