dominique morisseau

WAM Theatre's Pipeline

Oct 29, 2019

As part of WAM Theatre’s 10th anniversary season, they are presenting a powerful and thought-provoking examination of race, class, and the American education system – "Pipeline" by Dominique Morisseau.

Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher is committed to her students, and desperate to give her only son opportunities they’ll never have.  When a controversial incident in his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent.  

Pipeline is Dominique Morisseau’s story of a mother’s fight to give her son a future without turning her back on the community that made him who he is.

To tell us more we welcome Kristen van Ginhoven, WAM Artistic Producing Director and Lia Russell-Self, WAM Associate Producing Director and Assistant Director on this production.

In “Skeleton Crew,” Dominique Morisseau’s third play in her Detroit Cycle, 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?

The Dorset Theatre Festival in Dorset, Vermont presents “Skeleton Crew” through August 4, directed by Jade King Carroll.

We are joined by actors Mirirai Sithole, Gabriel Lawrence, and Leland Fowler.