Dominique Morisseau

Dominique Morisseau is an American actor and playwright. She has authored numerous plays, three of which are part of a cycle she is currently working on called "The Detroit Projects.

Dominique was granted the 2013 Emerging Leader Award from the University of Michigan Detroit Center for her notable achievements in her field, and for her potential to make significant national and/or global contributions of merit. Dominique has been a member of the 2011 Public Theater Emerging Writer's Group, the Women's Project Playwrights Lab, and was a 2011-2012 Lark Playwrights Workshop fellow. Dominique is a Jane Chambers Playwriting Award Honoree, a two-time NAACP Image Award recipient, a runner-up for the 2011 Princess Grace Award, and a recipient of the Elizabeth George commission from South Coast Rep.

As an actress, Dominique has performed with BET/Viacom, The Lark, Women's Project, McCarter Theater, NYSAF, and MCC Theater. In Fall of 2013, she starred in Katori Hall’s THE MOUNTAINTOP, presented by The Actors Theatre of Louisville. As a poet, she has rocked stages with The Last Poets, Sonia Sanchez, and Jessica Care Moore.