“Pipeline confirms Dominique Morisseau’s reputation as a playwright of piercing eloquence.” —Ben Brantley, New York Times
“Powerful, passionate, and intelligent.” —Michael Feingold, Village Voice
“Pipeline showcases an American playwright in full blaze.” —Steven Suskin, Huffington Post
“If Dominique Morisseau wasn’t already established as one of the most exciting theater voices that have emerged in this young century, Pipeline should surely confirm that status.” —Michael Dale, BroadwayWorld
“This emotionally harrowing drama raises barbed questions about class, race, parental duty, and the state of American education.” —Marilyn Stasio, Variety
With profound compassion and lyricism, Morisseau brings us a powerful play that delves into the urgent issue of the “school-to-prison” pipeline that ensnares people of color. Issues of class, race, parenting, and education in America are brought to the frontlines, as we are left to question the systematic structures that ultimately trap underserved communities.
Dominique Morisseau’s work includes Ain’t Too Proud to Beg: The Life and Times of the Temptations; Sunset Baby; and The Detroit Project: a three-play cycle examining the sociopolitical history of Detroit, Morisseau’s hometown (Paradise Blue, Detroit ’69, and Skeleton Crew). She has been awarded the Steinberg Playwright Award, the Spirit of Detroit Award, a PoNY Fellowship, the Sky Cooper New American Play Prize, and two Obie Awards.