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At the start of the Great Recession, one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit is on shaky ground. Each of the workers have to make choices on how to move forward if their plant goes under. Shanita has to decide how she'll support herself and her unborn child, Faye has to decide how and where she'll live, and Dez has to figure out how to make his ambitious dreams a reality. Power dynamics shift as their manager Reggie is torn between doing right by his work family, and by the red tape in his office. Powerful and tense, Skeleton Crew is the third of Dominique Morisseau's Detroit cycle trilogy, which includes Detroit ’67 and Paradise Blue.

Dominique Morisseau is a Jane Chambers Playwriting Award honoree, two-time NAACP Image Award recipient, honoree for the Primus Prize by the American Theatre Critics Association, and winner of the Stavis Playwriting Award. University of Michigan has also awarded her their Emerging Leader Award, and the city of Detroit has honored her with a Spirit of Detroit award. Most substantially, Dominique has recently been awarded the esteemed Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, and she is the recipient of the 2014 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize Award for Skeleton Crew.

Performance Schedule


Tue - Sun 7:30pm


Sun (Preview) Jan 27, 4pm
Thu (Perspectives) Feb 8, 1pm
Sat, Feb 3 & 17, 2pm
Sun Feb 4, 11 & 18, 2pm

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Ticket Prices

Performance Center
Previews (Jan 25-28) $37 $37
Opening Night (Jan 30) $60 $55
Sat Eve $60 $55
Tue*, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sun Eve $49 $44
Matinees $49 $44
Best Deal (all shows, limited availability) n/a $25

* Excludes Opening Night.

Prices subject to change. 

Phone orders subject to a $10 per order fee; online orders subject to a $3 per order fee

Disabled seating is currently only available through the MTC Box Office (415.388.5208 or in person). We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Discounts and special rates available only by calling or visiting the Box Office in person: (415) 388-5208 

Promo Codes distributed for online redemption subject to availability.  Only ONE (1) Promo Code will be valid per order.  Promo Codes do not apply to Best Deal ($25) tickets.

MTC Engaged Special Events



Tues., Jan. 16 | 7:30 PM

Window on the Works series focuses on our production; design, casting and rehearsal process. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley.




Post-show question and answer sessions, led by a member of our artistic staff, immediately following most performances (except on Opening and Closing Nights and Saturdays).

Wednesday Pre-Show Talk

Wednesday Pre-Show Talk

7:00 PM

Pre-show talk before every Wednesday evening performance.



Sat., Feb. 10 | 10:00 PM

Help us celebrate our first production of 2018 at After Hours following the 7:30pm performance, with cocktails, music and more!

Perspectives Matinee

Perspectives Matinee

Thurs., Feb. 8 | 12:00 PM

Topical lecture one hour prior to the 1:00 PM performance.


  • Tristan Cunningham*

    Tristan Cunningham*


    Tristan started performing when she was ten with Vermont’s Circus Smirkus. After touring for eight years, she changed her focus to acting and graduated with a B.F.A from S.U.N.Y Purchase Acting Conservatory. Some of her Bay Area credits include A Winter’s Tale, The Comedy of Errors, Measure for Measure and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with California Shakespeare Theater, The Arsonists with Aurora Theater and Tree with the San Francisco Playhouse. She is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and a TBA and BATCC Award winner for her work in The Taming at Marin Shakespeare Theater. She is honored to be working with MTC for the first time and returning to Theatreworks after playing Passepartout in Around the World in 80 Days.

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  • Lance Gardner*

    Lance Gardner*


    Lance Gardner previously appeared in MTC productions of Shakespeare in LoveFuddy Meers, Equivocation, A Streetcar Named Desire, Lovers and Executioners, and A Short History of Nearly Everything. He most recently performed in Berkeley Rep’s An Octoroon.

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  • Margo Hall*

    Margo Hall*


    Margo Hall previously appeared at MTC in Gem of the Ocean, Fences and Seven Guitars. Her recent credits include Black Odyssey, Fences, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s DreamA Raisin in the Sun, A Winter’s Tale, American Night: the Ballad of Juan Jose and SPUNK at California Shakespeare Theater.  Ah, Wilderness!, Once in a Lifetime and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet  and A Streetcar Named Desire at the American Conservatory Theater. Alice Childresses' Trouble in Mind, at the Aurora Theater and  A World in a Woman’s Hands, for Shotgun Players. She is a founding member of Campo Santo, a resident theater company for Intersection for the Arts, and has directed, performed and collaborated on several new plays with many amazing artists such as Naomi Iizuka, Jessica Hagedorn, Phillip Kan Gotanda, and Octavio Solis.  Other credits include Be Bop Baby, a Musical Memoir, that Margo wrote featuring Marcus Shelby’s 15 piece Orchestra, and The People’s Temple at Berkeley Repertory Theater, which won the Glickman award for best new play in the Bay Area for 2005. She was a writer and part of the acting ensemble. Film credits include Blindspotting with Daveed Diggs which is headed to Sundance in 2017.

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  • Christian Thompson*

    Christian Thompson*


    Christian Thompson is so excited to be with this powerful show. Most recently, Christian portrayed Smokey Robinson and Damon Harris in, Ain’t Too Proud, at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Other recent credits include, 20th Anniversary Tour of Rent (Benny, Roger U/S), and After Midnight (Tap Brother 2). Christian received his B.F.A in Musical Theatre from Penn State. He would like to thank God, his family, friends, ATB Talent, and Crew 15’!

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Creative Team

  • ​Dominique Morisseau

    ​Dominique Morisseau


    Dominique Morisseau is the author of The Detroit Project (A 3-Play Cycle) which includes the following plays: Skeleton Crew (Atlantic Theater Company), Paradise Blue (Williamstown Theatre Festival), and Detroit ’67 (Public Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem and NBT). Additional plays include: Sunset Baby (LAByrinth Theatre); Blood at the Root (National Black Theatre) and Follow Me To Nellie’s (Premiere Stages). She is the book writer on the new musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Temptations premiering at Berkeley Rep this fall. Dominique is alumna of The Public Theater Emerging Writer’s Group, Women’s Project Lab, and Lark Playwrights Workshop and has developed work at Sundance Lab and Eugene O’Neil Playwrights Conference. Her work has been commissioned by the Hip Hop Theater Festival, Steppenwolf Theater Company, Women’s Project, South Coast Rep, People’s Light and Theatre, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival/Penumbra Theatre. She currently serves as Co-Producer on the Showtime series Shameless. Awards: Stavis Playwriting Award, NAACP Image Award, Spirit of Detroit Award, Weissberger Award, PoNY Fellowship, Sky-Cooper New American Play Prize, TEER Spirit Trailblazer Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama (Detroit ’67), Audelco and OBIE Award (Skeleton Crew).

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  • Jade King Carroll^

    Jade King Carroll^


    Jade King Carroll: Dominique Morisseau’s Sunset Baby (City Theatre); Autumn’s Harvest (Lincoln Center Institute); Intimate Apparel (McCarter Theatre-Best Show in New Jersey for 2017); From the Author of (The Rep); Hartford Stage: The Piano Lesson, Having Our Say (co-production with Long Wharf Theatre); Man (Portland Stage); The Piano Lesson (McCarter Theatre); A Raisin in the Sun (Juilliard & Perseverance); The Tempest (Chatauqua Theater Company); Seven Guitars (People’s Light and Theatre & Point Park University); King Hedley (Portland Playhouse); Mr Chickee’s Funny Money (Atlantic Theater); Janice Underwater (Premiere Stages); The Etymology of Bird (CitiParks Summer Stages); The Piano Lesson (Cape Fear Regional Theater); alondra was here (The Wild Project); Cherry Smoke (Theatre Row); Sex on Sunday (BE Company & Urban Stages); The Basset Table (Adelphi); Marisol (West Virginia University); The History of Light, Samuel J&K, The Summer House (Passage Theatre); The Persians, Splittin’ the Raft (People’s Light & Theatre); Spit (Intar); A Member of the Wedding (Tennessee Williams Theater Festival in Provincetown); Associate Director for A Streetcar Named Desire and The Gin Game (Broadway). 

    Jade has developed works with playwrights Kirsten Greenidge, Chisa Hutchinson, Aurin Squire, Jonathan Payne, Kia Corthron, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Joshua Allen, Dominique Morisseau, Kara Lee Corthron, James McManus, Darren Cannady, Nikole Salter, Jocelyn Bioh, Tom Matthew Wolfe, Keith Joseph Adkins, Janine Nabers, Kelli Goff, Don X. Nguyen, C.A. Johnson, Rob Zellers, Liza Jessie Peterson and many others, culminating with readings and workshops at Huntington Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, The O’Neill Theater Center, McCarter Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Two River Theatre, New Dramatists, Second Stage Theatre, The Lark, Primary Stages, Time Warner New Play Festival, LABryinth, PlayPenn, Joe’s Pub, Goethe Institute, Dramatist’s Guild, Premiere Stages, The New Black Fest, New Jersey Rep, Luna Stage, Playwright’s Realm, Ars Nova, Bay Area Playwright’s Festival, Naked Angels, NYMF, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Lincoln Center Institute, and many others. 

    In 2010 Jade was presented with the Paul Green Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Professional from the National Theatre Conference and The Estate of August Wilson. Past Fellowships & Awards: TCG New Generations Future Leader, New York Theatre Workshop, Van Lier, Second Stage Theatre, Women’s Project, McCarter Theatre and Gates Millennium Scholar. 

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  • Ed Haynes+

    Ed Haynes+

    Scenic Designer

    Regional Credits include: South Coast Rep. (Gem of the Ocean)The Mark Taper Forum (School for Scandal, Having Our Say, Carpa Clash), The Kirk Douglas Theatre (Solomania, All Wear Bowlers), Ebony Repertory Theatre Co. (Two Trains Running, Crowns, Fraternity,The Gospel at Colonus), Berkeley Rep.(Having Our Say, All Wear Bowlers), Shakespeare Santa Cruz (Coriolanus), The Intiman Theatre (Native Son), The Geffen Playhouse (Emergency!), Trinity Rep. (Voir Dire, From The Mississippi Delta), The Alley Theatre (Having our Say), The Hollywood Bowl (My Fair Lady), The Alliance Theatre (God of Carnage, Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean, Sleuth), Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Tunisia, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Aaronville Dawning), and many he can no longer remember.

    Television Credits include MTVs Spring Break 2012 & 2011, Hip Hop Harry for the Discovery Kids/TLC Channel and Culture Clash for Fox TV.

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  • ​Callie Floor

    ​Callie Floor

    Costume Designer

    Callie Floor has designed costumes for MTC’s productions of Miss Bennet: Christmas at PemberlyChoir Boy, Lasso of Truth, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Topdog/Underdog, Seven Guitars, Fuddy Meers, 9 Circles, Sunlight, boom, My Name is Asher Lev, Magic Forest Farm, Lydia, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and The Subject Tonight is Love. Her work was most recently seen in at Aurora Theatre Company. She has designed for many other Bay Area theaters including A.C.T., Berkeley Rep, Magic Theatre, San Francisco Mime Troupe and West Bay Opera. Floor is the resident designer for the California Revels and currently holds the position of Costume Rentals Supervisor for A.C.T. She has a BFA from the University of Utah and a Higher Diploma in Theatre Design from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. She is currently working on Persuasion for Livermore Shakespeare Festival.

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  • Steven B. Mannshardt +

    Steven B. Mannshardt +

    Lighting Designer

    Steven B. Mannshardt is currently the resident lighting designer and operations manager for TheatreWorks, where he has designed over 75 productions and won numerous awards for his work. His regional design credits include the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven; ACT Theatre in Seattle; American Repertory Theater in Cambridge; the Studio Arena Theatre in Buffalo; the Magic Theater in San Francisco; and the Pasadena Playhouse. Mr. Mannshardt taught lighting design at Santa Rosa Junior College for 14 years and currently teaches lighting design at San Jose State University.

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  • Mike Post

    Mike Post

    Projection Designer

    Mike Post is happy to be designing his third show for MTC after recently doing Thomas and Sally and Guards at the Taj. He has been working in theatre for over 25 years, primarily as a lighting designer and technician, as well as a production manager. Mr. Post’s lighting design credits include Idols of the KingThe Last Night of Ballyhoo, and Rocket City at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival; Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Odyssey, As You Like It, and Metamorphoses at Georgia Shakespeare, where he was also the production manager; Some Men at Actor’s Express; The 13th of Paris at the Horizon Theatre; The Guys and Silent Sky at Theatrical Outfit; and Les Miserables and The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown at the Aurora Theatre in Georgia. 

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  • ​Karin Graybash

    ​Karin Graybash

    Sound Designer

    Karin Graybash has created numerous sound designs for Regional Theater and Off Broadway, including: Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Berkeley Repertory, Dallas Theater Center, Yale Repertory, McCarter, Arena Stage, Portland Stage, Folger Theatre, People’s Light, and the Alliance, among others.  Her conceptual sound design for Popsicle’s Departure was also produced internationally. Her work has been nominated for a variety of awards and she is a recipient of the Bay Area Theatre Critics Award for her sound design of Polk County at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.  Karin was the original live sound consultant for the multi-media production Freedom Rising at the National Constitution Center.  Many of her soundscapes can be heard at The Franklin Institute’s exhibit entitled Your Brain. Karin also holds the position of Sound Supervisor for the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.  

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  • Christina Hogan

    Christina Hogan

    Stage Manager

    Christina Hogan is so excited to be back at Marin Theatre Company after last year's tour of Hare and Tortoise. Other theater credits include HamletMonstress, and Love and Information (A.C.T); The Baltimore Waltz, runboyrun, And I and Silence, Hir, Arlington, Every Five Minutes, The Happy Ones, Terminus, Se Llama Cristina, and Any Given Day (Magic Theatre); It Can't Happen Here (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); A Raisin in the Sun, Blithe Spirit, Much Ado About Nothing, The Verona Project, and Pastures of Heaven (California Shakespeare Theater); Hookman (Encore Theatre Company); and very still and hard to see(A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program). Hogan has a B.A. in theater arts from Saint Mary’s College of California.

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  • Chris Fitzer

    Chris Fitzer

    Props Master

    Christopher Fitzer is making his debut with Marin Theatre Company. He is a Bay Area-based freelance scenic designer, the properties master at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, and the resident creative at Sanguine Theatre Company in NYC. His design credits include productions at TheatreWorks, Aspen Opera Theater Center, World Literature Today’s Puterbaugh Festival, Oklahoma City Theatre Company, Flat Rock Playhouse, Los Altos Stage Company, Hillbarn Theatre, and Dragon Productions Theatre Company. He has held production and artistic positions at Aspen Music Festival, Curtis Opera Theatre at the Curtis Institute of Music, and Dallas Summer Musicals. He holds a BFA in drama from the University of Oklahoma.

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* Denotes member of Actors Equity Association
+ Member, United Scenic Artists
^ Member, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers

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