• Dominique Morisseau

    Dominique’s play, PARADISE BLUE, won the 2013 L. Arnold Weissberger Award for Playwriting from the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Her play SUNSET BABY had its world premiere at the Gate Theater in London, UK in 2012, and played at the Labyrinth Theatre Company in NYC in Fall 2013. DETROIT '67, which premiered in the 2012-2013 season of the Public Theater and the Classical Theatre of Harlem, won the 2014 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. Her play SKELETON CREW received a BareBones production at the Lark Play Development Center in 2014, and won Marin Theatre Company’s Sky Cooper New American Play Prize.

    Dominique was granted the 2013 Emerging Leader Award from the University of Michigan Detroit Center for her notable achievements in her field, and for her potential to make significant national and/or global contributions of merit. Dominique has been a member of the 2011 Public Theater Emerging Writer's Group, the Women's Project Playwrights Lab, and was a 2011-2012 Lark Playwrights Workshop fellow. Dominique is a Jane Chambers Playwriting Award Honoree, a two-time NAACP Image Award recipient, a runner-up for the 2011 Princess Grace Award, and a recipient of the Elizabeth George commission from South Coast Rep.

    As an actress, Dominique has performed with BET/Viacom, The Lark, Women's Project, McCarter Theater, NYSAF, and MCC Theater. In Fall of 2013, she starred in Katori Hall’s THE MOUNTAINTOP, presented by The Actors Theatre of Louisville. As a poet, she has rocked stages with The Last Poets, Sonia Sanchez, and Jessica Care Moore.

    Dominique received her BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Michigan.

     

     

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