Skeleton Crew

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by William (Bill) Earl Ray

September 2, 2018 – September 30, 2018

Morrison Stage

It's 2008, and one of the last auto plants in Detroit is dying on the vine. The factory workers that remain are living paycheck-to-paycheck but amidst the backbreaking work and brutally long shifts, they have somehow shaped themselves into a makeshift family. Faye, a factory lifer, is the glue that holds everything together. But with less than six months before she can retire with a full pension, Faye learns that management has a plan that could threaten her whole existence, leaving her torn between loyalty to her coworkers or her own survival. Heartbreakingly tense with moments of ethereal beauty, Skeleton Crew reveals the struggle to stay relevant in a society that constantly changes.

  • Awards for Dominique Morisseau: 2016 OBIE Award (for Skeleton Crew)
  • "A deeply moral and deeply American play, with a loving compassion for those trapped in a system that makes sins, spiritual or societal, and self-betrayal almost inevitable." -Ben Brantly, The New York Times
  • "A deep vulnerable blend of frustration, conversation, and denial." -Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

Performances

Cast and Production Team

Cast

Vin Shambry +^

Dez

Tamera Lyn ±

Shanita

Bobby Bermea +

Reggie

Creative

Production

Choreographer: Kemba Shannon

Scenic Designer: Megan Wilkerson #^

Costume Designer: Wanda Walden

Lighting Designer: Miranda K. Hardy

Sound Designer: Sharath Patel ^

Dramaturg: Luan Schooler

Stage Manager: Carol Ann Wohlmut +^

Props Master: Robert Amico

Production Assistant: Karen Hill ±

Board Op: Jason Coffey

Fight Choreographer: Jonathan Cole *

Intimacy Director: Amanda K Cole

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

* Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

# The scenic, costume, lighting, projection & sound designers are represented by United Scenic Artists

± Equity Membership Candidate

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist

Special Events

Post-Matinee Talkbacks: September 9, 16, 23

Oregon Psychoanalytic Center Post-Matinee Talkback: September 30

Open Captioned Matinee: September 29

Resources

Prep for Skeleton Crew with this book and movie list  inspired by the play from the Multnomah County Library.