Dominique Morisseau Biography
Dominique Morisseau is an American playwright and actress from Detroit, Michigan who has authored over nine plays, which are part of a cycle titled The Detroit Projects.
Dominique’s second play in the series, Paradise Blue, is currently in development at Signature Theatre Company. She is a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” for 2018.
She grew up in Detroit, Michigan with her parents. She later attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she received her BFA in Acting in the year 2000.
Dominique Morisseau Age
Dominique was born March 13, 1978, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Dominique Morisseau Husband
Dominique is married to J. Keys. She and J. Keys met at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. J. Keys was also born in Detroit but grew up in Southfield on the outskirts of the city. He is a music industry promoter, emcee and hip hop musician. Dominique and J.Keys got married in 2013.
Dominique Morisseau Detroit 67
Detroit ’67 is one of the plays by Dominique under the title The Detroit Projects. Detroit 67 “explores an explosive and decisive moment in a great American city. The play’s compelling characters struggle with racial tension and economic instability.”
The play began its development at the Public Theater in New York where it was workshopped. It eventually went on to be featured the Classical Theatre of Harlem with the National Black Theatre. The play was nominated for 8 AUDELCO Theatre Awards and received the 2014 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.
Dominique Morisseau Paradise Blue
The play Paradise Blue is about a former musician, Blue, who decides to sell his beloved jazz club in order to live out his dreams. Blue is left with the moral dilemma of leaving his partner, Pumpkin, and his loyal jazz band behind.
Dominique developed this play first at Williamstown Theatre Festival, where it would eventually go on to have its world premiere in July 2015. The play continued its development at the McCarter Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, and the Public Theater.
In 2012, she received the L. Arnold Weissberger Award for the play.
Dominique Morisseau Skeleton Crew
Skeleton Crew is the last play, in the cycle, The Detroit Projects. The play revolves around a group of auto-plant workers, grappling with the likely possibility of foreclosure and impending unemployment. The play received a developmental production at the Lark Play Development Center.
Skeleton Crew had its world premiere at the Off-Broadway Linda Gross Theater with the Atlantic Theatre Company in May 2016. The play also won Dominique the 2016 Obie Award Special Citation for Collaboration along with director Santiago-Hudson and the Atlantic Theater Company. in 2015, the play won the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
Dominique Morisseau Net Worth
Dominique’s net worth is under review.
Dominique Morisseau Pipeline
Dominique’s play, Pipeline, premiered at the Lincoln Center Theatre in New York City in June 2017. The play was under the direction of Lileana Blain-Cruz. The play won the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award in 2016.
Dominique Morisseau Shameless
Dominiques is currently a story editor for the television series Shameless on Showtime. The series illustrates the poor, dysfunctional family of Frank Gallagher, a single father raising six children. Frank spends his days drunk or in search of misadventures, and his children learn to take care of themselves.
Dominique Morisseau Mud Row
Mud Row is Dominique’s 2019 play. The play will premiere at People’s Light Theater in June 2019. It is under the direction of Steve H. Broadnax III.
Dominique Morisseau Sunset Baby
Sunset Baby is Dominique’s 2013 play. The play premiered at the LAByrinth Theatre Company on November 6, 2013. It was under the direction of Kamilah Forbes.
Dominique Morisseau Blood At The Root
Dominique’s play, Blood At The Root, premiered at the Penn State School of Theater in March 2014. The play was under direction of Steven Broadnax.
Dominique Morisseau Temptations
Dominique wrote the book for the jukebox musical Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations. It was directed by Des McAnuff. The musical opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre in March 2019.
It has played pre-Broadway engagements at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre (2017), the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles (August to September 2018), and the Kennedy Center (July 2018). This marked Dominique’s Broadway debut, and she received a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical nomination.