September 20, 2018 – October 14, 2018

“With a compelling story and a killer cast, ArtsWest has produced another winner…This is a story that needs to be told. The only question is if we are ready to listen.” – Broadway World


September 20 – October 14, 2018

By Dominique Morisseau

OBIE and Steinberg Playwright Award-winning playwright

Time Magazine – 10 Best Shows of 2016

In the depths of the 2008 Great Recession, rumors of shutdown start to spread at one of Detroit’s last auto-stamping plants, forcing a tight-knit family of workers to face a devastating question: what will you sacrifice to survive? In the spirit of August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau’s bold and compassionate new play lays bare the trials of the human spirit with verve, wit, and an electrifying voice of uncommon poetry.

“Clifford Odets’ dramas come to mind and so does the great Pittsburgh cycle of August Wilson. But Skeleton Crew is squarely in the tradition of Arthur Miller…A deeply moral and deeply American play.” – The New York Times (Critic’s Pick)

“A social observer of invigorating insight, [Morisseau] reveals a knack in this absorbing comedy-drama for nuanced accounts of the travails of blue-collar men and women and the questionable choices that illuminate their complicated lives.” – The Washington PostCast

Tracy Michelle Hughes – Faye

Allen Miller III – Reggie

Charles Wright – Dez

Allyson Brown – Shanita


Creative Team

Jay O’Leary – Director

Malie Fujii – Stage Manager

Ryan Dunn – Lighting Designer

Sadiqua Iman –  Costume Designer

Burton Yuen – Scenic Designer

Robin MacCartney – Properties Manager

Stephon Jamaa’l Dorsey – Sound Designer‘Skeleton Crew’: in conversation with Jay O’Leary and Tracey Michelle Hughes | CityArts

New play spotlights Detroit, ‘metaphor for Black America’ | Crosscut

10 plays to see this fall | Seattle Times

Skeleton Crew at ArtsWest | Broadway World

ArtsWest Begins a Promising Season with the Excellent Skeleton Crew | Drama in the Hood

Skeleton Crew tells the personal stories of a failing Detroit auto plant | CityArts

A Moving Skeleton Crew at ArtsWest | Seattle PI

ArtsWest’s Skeleton Crew presents a moving portrait of autoworkers during the Great Recession | The Seattle Times

ArtsWest’s Skeleton Crew a deeply moving production | Seattle Gay News

Must-see Theater at ArtsWest… | Seattle Gay Scene