Video: Atlantic Theater Company Presents Live with Atlantic: Remix – Lynn Nottage in Conversation with Dominique Morisseau

Atlantic Theater Company’s Fall Reunion Reading Series, a free virtual reading series of plays that had their World Premieres at Atlantic Theater Company, kicked off with broadcasts of AUDELCO Award winner Skeleton Crew by MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Dominique Morisseau.

Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Photo by Lia Chang

Helmed by Tony Award winner and original director Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Skeleton Crew featured original cast members Jason Dirden, Wendell B. Franklin, Nikiya Mathis, and Adesola Osakulumi, along with new cast member Caroline Clay.

Caroline Clay, Jason Dirden, Wendell B. Franklin, Nikiya Mathis, and Adesola Osakulumi

Following each weekend of performances, Atlantic Theater Company will present Live with Atlantic: Remix, a free creative conversation about the artistic process of each play. On Sunday, October 25th at 4PM, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage will interview Dominique Morisseau about Skeleton Crew and her celebrated body of work. Click here to register.

Jason Dirden and Nikiya Mathis in Atlantic Theater Company’s Skeleton Crew. Photo by Ahron R. Foster
Jason Dirden and Nikiya Mathis in Atlantic Theater Company’s Skeleton Crew. Photo by Ahron R. Foster

Skeleton Crew made its World Premiere during the Atlantic Theater Company 2015-2016 Season at Stage 2 and transferred later that season to the Linda Gross Theater. In Dominique Morisseau’s third play in her Detroit trilogy, a makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift, and they are pushed to the limits of survival. When the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred, how far over the lines are they willing to step? Skeleton Crew will feature choreography by Adesola Osakulumi, video editing by Jaime Vallés, original music & sound design by Robert Kaplowitz, original songs by Jimmy “J. Keys” Keys, and original video content by Nicholas Hussong. Kat West serves as stage manager.

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Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs. All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2020 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

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