Detroit '67

Black History Month Honoree 14
Posted on 02/17/2023
Image of Detroit 67Detroit '67 is a powerful play by African-American writer Dominique Morrisseu. It debuted in 2013. Detroit '67 "explores an explosive and decisive moment in a great American city. The play's compelling characters struggle with racial tension and economic instability." It began its development at The Public Theatre in New York where it was workshopped. Detroit '67 eventually went on to be featured at the Classical Theatre of Harlem with the National Black Theatre. It was nominated for eight AUDELCO Theatre Awards and received the 2014 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.

A synopsis: In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.

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