Dominique Morisseau

Dominique is a Writer and Actress in New York City, and a current member of the 2010 Public Theater Emerging Writer's Group and the 2010-2012 Women’s Project Lab. Her produced plays include: Black at Michigan (Cherry Lane Studio/DUTF), Socks (Center Stage NY), Roses Are Played Out (Center Stage NY, American Theatre of Harlem), and Love and Nappiness (Center Stage NY, American Theatre of Harlem). Her full-length play, Retrospect For Life, has been workshopped with the Frank Silvera Writer’s Workshop, the National Black Theatre Festival, Lark Play Development Center, Hip Hop Theatre Festival, and the Classical Theatre of Harlem. Her full length play, Follow Me To Nellie’s, was selected for the 2010 Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference.Additionally, Follow Me To Nellie’s has received readings with the Black Mondays Reading Series, The Standard Theatre Collective, Penumbra Theatre Company, and the Classical Theatre of Harlem.Currently, Dominique is developing a three-play cycle on her hometown of Detroit. Her most recently completed play, Detroit 67, based on the riots of 1967, is the first of the cycle. It is currently being developed at the Public Theatre.She has authored several short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays, and has performed as an Actress with such companies as New York Stage and Film, McCarter Theatre, Lark Theatre Co, MCC Theatre, and Women’s Project. Her literary work has been published in the New York Times bestselling series- Chicken Soup for the African American Soul, the Harlem-based literary journal, Signifyin’ Harlem, and featured on Robert Townsend’s MBC Networks series, Spoken and in Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Poetry: Expression in the Right Direction. As a playwright, Dominique is a Jane Chambers Playwriting Award Honoree, a two-time NAACP Image Award Recipient, a two-time nominee for the Wendy Wasserstein Prize in Playwriting, and a scholarship recipient to the Black Women Playwrights Conference. She has a passion for writing stories with strong Women of Color as protagonists, and beautifully human stories- no matter who the protagonist.

Shows participated in:
Ten Minute Plays (2010 - 11) Playwright