DETROIT ’67 CREATIVE TEAM
Dominique morisseau (Dramaturge) is the author of the Detroit Project (A cycle of 3 games), which includes the following games: Skeleton crew (Atlantic Theater Company), Paradise blue (Signature Theater), and Detroit ’67 (Public Theater, Harlem Classical Theater and NBT). Additional games include: Pipeline (Lincoln Center Theater), Baby sunset (LAByrinth Theater); Blood at the root (National Black Theater) and Follow me to Nellie’s (Stages of the first). She is also the Tony-nominated writer for the new Broadway musical. Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of Temptations (Imperial Theater). Dominique is an alumnus of the Public Theater Emerging Writer’s Group, the Women’s Project Lab, and the Lark Playwrights Workshop, and has developed work at the Sundance Lab, the Williamstown Theater Festival, and the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference. She was recently a co-producer of the Showtime series Shameless (3 seasons). Additional rewards include: Spirit of Detroit Prize, PoNY Fellowship, Sky-Cooper Prize, TEER Trailblazer Prize, Steinberg Playwright Prize, Audelco Prize, NBFT Drama Prize August Wilson, Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, Obie Prize (2), Ford Foundation Art of Change, Impact’s Variety’s Women for 2017-2018, and a recent MacArthur Genius Grant fellow.
Candis C. Jones (Director) NEW YORK: The Public Theater: shadow / earth, vsullud wattah; NYU Tisch: Everybody; Joe’s pub: Trap; Fault Line Theater / New group: shadow / earth; American Academy: Wolves; New black festival: Brother Rabbit; The Dramatic League: New shoes; Primary stages: Morning in america. DC ZONE: Kennedy Center: Name call. REGIONAL: Alliance Theater: 53% OF; Bay Area Playwright Festival: Mad Negro House; Detroit Public theater: Pipeline; ACT New Strands Festival: Nike. INTERNATIONAL: Zanzibar International Film Festival: TEMBO!. AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS: 2016 Lilly Award, WP Theater’s 2018-2020 Lab, Drama League Alumni. COMING SOON: Page 73: Bitch; Williamstown Theater Festival: solo pieces by Black Playwrights; Cincinnati Playhouse: School girls; Or, average African girls play. www.candiscjones.com
Milagros Ponce de León (Scenic Design) DC ZONE: Ford: Artistic Associate: Silent sky, In the woods, Jefferson’s Garden, Ragtime; Olney Theater: I miss you like hell, Mathilde, In the heights, Sweeney Todd, Carousel, once on this island; Hispanic Gala Theater: Life is a Dream, Elliot a Soldier’s Fugue, The Sins of Sor Juana; Imagination stage: The little Mermaid, Heidi, 101 Dalmatians, Rapunzel; Kennedy Center Family Theater, Stage Rep, Round House Theater, Theater Alliance, Studio Theater 2sd Step. REGIONAL: Ensemble Studio Theater in New York, Children’s Theater of Charlotte, Everyman Theater, Penn State Center Stage. AWARD: 5 Helen Hayes nominations. TEACHING: Head of BFA Theater Design & Technology at Penn State, member of USA-829. EDUCATION: University of Maryland: MFA Scenic Design, MFA Studio Arts; Pontifical Catholic University of Peru: BFA Drawing & Painting.
Moyenda Kulemeka (Costume Design) DC ZONE: 1st Step: The size of the brothers; Trying; Hispanic Theater GALA: La tía Julia y el escribidor; Exquisita Agonia; La vida es sueño; Chocolate Como agua para; In el tiempo de las mariposas; The picture ; Mosaic Theater: To manufacture; The Till Trilogy (in production), Adventure theater: Tinker Bell; NextStop Theater: East of Eden; Sing in the rain; Fallen angels. The welders: Switch; The In series: From U Street to the Cotton Club; We are happy a few: Macbeth; The dog in the manger; Pericles; Young playwright’s theater: Three cheers to grace. REGIONAL: Caine Lyric Theater: A raisin in the sun.
John D. Alexander (Lighting design) OFF BROADWAY: Migration – Reflections on Jacob Lawrence (National tour). DC ZONE: This bitter land, Topdog / Underdog (Nomination Helen Hayes), Fabulate or Reeducation of Ondine, Marie and Rosetta, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Airness, Darius and Twig, Black Nativity, Disgraced, HERstory, Black Berry Winter, The Gospel at Colonus, Happiness (and Other Reasons to Die), King Lear, Broke -ology, American Moor, Anne and Emmett (National and European tour). REGIONAL: paradise Blue, Skeleton Crew, Royale, Snow Day and other stories. Television: PBS: No children. OTHER: Afrika stage! (National and European Tour), Green is the new black (National tour). TO COME UP: Sheepdog, House of the Mad Negro, Haint Blu.
Kendric Maxey (Sound design) ZONE DC: Hallam Players: A Christmas Carol, Notre-Dame of 121st Street, Farm animal, Circle Mirror Transformation.
Anne Nesmith (Wig Design) SIGNATURE: great hotel, Passion, A Little Night Music, La Cage aux Folles, Road Show, West Side Story, Star girl, Cabaret, Children’s victory, Elmer gantry, The Threepenny Opera, Miss Saigon, Hairspray, Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd, Ace. ZONE DC: Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Arena Stage, Ford’s Theater, Shakespeare Theater Company, Woolly Mammoth Theater, Folger Shakespeare Theater, Washington Ballet, Washington National Opera. REGIONAL: Opera Philadelphia, Opera Boston, Wolf Trap Opera, Castleton Festival, Delaware Theater Company, Annapolis Opera, Opera Delaware, Children’s Theater of Charlotte, Baltimore Opera Company (Resident Wig / Makeup Artist). INTERNATIONAL: Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Nishinomiya, Japan; Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival, Matsumoto, Japan. Television: MD Public television: Francis Scott Key and the song that built America; Military chain: Large planes; Discovery of the investigation: Frozen killers. OTHERS: The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s Cultures in motion Programs; The US Army Tour Spirit of America.
Kim Bey (Dialect Coach) SIGNATURE: Scottsboro Boys. DC ZONE: The Shakespeare Theater: Amen corner; Round house: School girls; Or, average African girls play, Once on this island; Mosaic Theater: Queens Girl in Africa, Queens Girl in the World, Fabulation, Blood Knot, A Human Died That Night; Arena scene: Turn Me Loose, Ruined, Cuttin ‘Up, The Piano Lesson, Born Yesterday; Each man: Series Queens Girl, Brothers Size, A Raisin in the Sun; Woolly mammoth: The convert; Studio theater: Passing Strange, in the red and brown water; Theater J: In Darfur, the call. TEACHING: Professor / Acting, Howard University; Certified Fitzmaurice Voicework Associate Teacher; National Alliance of Temporary Teachers.
Martine Kei Green-Rogers (Playwright) DC ZONE: The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Long way down; Maison Ronde Theater: She brought her heart back in a box, Murders in the State of Ohio. REGIONAL: Compagnie du Théâtre Marin: The catastrophist; Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Hair spray, The book of the will, Shakespeare in love, Comedy of errors, Kill a mockingbird, Fences, African Company Presents Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s dream; Court Theater: King Hedley II, Radio-Golf, Five guys named Moe, Blues for an Alabama sky, Jewel of the ocean, Waiting for Godot, Seven guitars, The top of the mountain, Home; The man : Sweat.
Kerry Epstein (Production coordinator) SIGNATURE: Resident manager: Fifteen seasons and over 65 productions. Selected credits include Simply Sondheim, Gun and Powder, A choir line, Assassins, Black beard, great hotel, Ain’t that bad behavior‘, Billy Elliot, Passion, Scottsboro Boys, John, Light years, Crazy of you, A little night music, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mrs. Miller does her thing, Titanic, Horrible friday, The last jelly jam, West Side Story, Cabaret, Sunday in the Park with George, Miss Saigon, Company, Shakespeare’s R&J, Dreamgirls, Hairspray, Sunset Boulevard, First You Dream, Les Misérables, La Visite, Le Baiser de la Femme Spider, The Studio, The Witches from Eastwick, In the woods, Never again. Mentor in staging for Signature in schools. INTERNATIONAL: Dublin Theater Festival. DC ZONE: Kennedy Center New Visions / New Voices, Arena Stage / Georgetown University. REGIONAL: Lyric Theater of Oklahoma, Steppenwolf Theater, Goodman Theater, Northlight Theater, Rivendell Theater Ensemble, EDUCATION: Dickinson College.
Justin chiet (Director of Photography) SIGNATURE: After midnight, Midnight to Never Get, Jam: Only Child by Daniel J. Watts, Simply Sondheim, Iconic vinyl, over 7 years of Signature marketing content. DC ZONE: Ford Theater: A destiny; Olney Theater Center: A Christmas Carol, Sing in the rain; arena scene; Washington Theater; Synetic Theater Company; Woolly Mammoth Theater Company; Folger Shakespeare Theater Library. TV: PBS: Live at 9:30 a.m. FILM: The glowmedia project: King of the world, other short films in the mental health educational series. OTHERS: Several outdoor music festivals for iHeartRadio, Shakespeare’s American adaptation feature film King Lear.
Jacques Gardiner (Associate producer / Editor) SIGNATURE: After midnight, Midnight to Never Get, Jam: Only Child by Daniel J. Watts, Simply Sondheim, Iconic vinyl and over 500 marketing, education and development videos. DC ZONE: Ford Theater: A destiny; Olney Theater Center; Woolly Mammoth Theater Company; Folger Theater; Synetic Theater Company; Washington Theater.