Written by Dominique Morisseau,
2018 MacArthur Foundation Fellow
Directed by Ralph Remington,
TCA Producing Artistic Director
Winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, this powerful play unfolds during an explosive moment in Detroit when the soulful sounds of Motown are breaking records and breaking down barriers. Siblings Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. When a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, tensions escalate both in their home and in their community—and they find themselves caught in the middle of the ’67 race riots. Set to the soundtrack of 1967, this journey to an important moment in history debuts in Arizona.
Dominique Morisseau’s work has been commissioned by Steppenwolf Theater and Oregon Shakespeare Festival/Penumbra Theatre. She most recently served as Co-Producer on the Showtime series “Shameless.” Awards include: Spirit of Detroit Award, PoNY Fellowship, Sky-Cooper Prize, TEER Trailblazer Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, Audelco Awards, NBFT August Wilson Playwriting Award, Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship, and being named one of Variety’s Women of Impact for 2017-18.
“CRACKLING WITH HUMOR! Fire up some Motown, get those hips moving and everything will work out fine.”
- The New York Times
“If Detroit '67's sequels prove as good as it does, the search for the next Wilson or Hansberry could nearly be over.”
- Talkin’ Broadway