20 Facts About Dominique Morisseau


Dominique Morisseau was born on March 13,1978 and is an American playwright and actress from Detroit, Michigan.


Dominique Morisseau has written more than nine plays, three of which are part of a cycle titled The Detroit Project.


Dominique Morisseau received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2018.


Dominique Morisseau attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she received her BFA in Acting in 2000.


Dominique Morisseau began her performance career as a live poetry speaker, primarily in her hometown community of Harmonie Park in Detroit.


Dominique Morisseau continues acting but has said that she would not act in any of her plays' premieres.


Dominique Morisseau has said that the lack of suitable roles at the University of Michigan drove her to write plays and create the roles she wanted to perform.


Dominique Morisseau wrote The Blackness Blues: Time to Change the Tune, A Sister's Story at this time.


Dominique Morisseau has worked as a Teaching Artist with City University of New York's Creative Arts Team.


Dominique Morisseau has said that music plays a huge part in her work and often informs the work that she is writing.


Dominique Morisseau is a story editor for the television series Shameless on Showtime and is credited as a co-producer.


Dominique Morisseau received a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, the third Black woman to do so.


Dominique Morisseau has written a three-play cycle, titled The Detroit Project.


Dominique Morisseau is left with the moral dilemma of leaving his partner, Pumpkin, and his loyal jazz band behind.


Dominique Morisseau developed this play first at Williamstown Theatre Festival, where it eventually had its world premiere in July 2015.


Dominique Morisseau won the 2016 Obie Award Special Citation for Collaboration, along with director Santiago-Hudson and the Atlantic Theater Company for Skeleton Crew.


Dominique Morisseau received a MacArthur Fellowship fin 2018, which included a stipend of $625,000.


Dominique Morisseau is one of 25 fellows in the 2018 Class.


Dominique Morisseau was named an Honoree for the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, which recognizes plays and performance texts created by women that present a feminist perspective and contain significant opportunities for female performers.


Dominique Morisseau is a two-time award winner of the NAACP Image Award, which celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.