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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 (Tristan Cunningham) has to decide how she'll support herself and her unborn child, Faye (Margo Hall) has to decide how and where she'll live, and Dez (Christian Thompson) has to figure out how to make his ambitious dreams a reality. Power dynamics shift as their manager Reggie (Lance Gardner) 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, and is a 2016 Obie Award-winner. 

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.

This production uses green tea cigarettes. MTC provides advisories for each production regarding special effects that may affect patron health and physical sensitivities. MTC does not provide advisories relating to content, because content sensitivities vary from patron to patron. If you have questions about content, please contact the box office prior to purchasing your tickets as we do not offer refunds to patrons who choose not to see a show based on subject matter. 

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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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  • SENIORS (65+) – $4 off any performances 
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Military and Under 30 discounts and special group 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 Circus Smirkus in Vermont. After touring for eight years, she changed her focus to acting and graduated with a BFA from State University of New York at Purchase Conservatory of Theatre Arts. Some of Tristan’s Bay Area credits include The Winter’s Tale, The Comedy of Errors, Measure for Measure, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (California Shakespeare Theater), The Arsonists (Aurora Theatre Company), and Tree (San Francisco Playhouse). She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Tristan received a TBA Award and a San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Excellence in Theatre Award for her work in The Taming at Marin Shakespeare Company. She is honored to be working with MTC for the first time. Tristan will return to TheatreWorks Silicon Valley with Skeleton Crew after playing Passepartout in Around the World in 80 Days.

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  • Lance Gardner*

    Lance Gardner*


    Lance Gardner most recently performed in An Octoroon at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. He previously acted here in Shakespeare in Love, Fuddy Meers, Equivocation, A Streetcar Named Desire, Lovers and Executioners, and A Short History of Nearly Everything.

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  • Margo Hall*

    Margo Hall*


    Margo Hall previously performed here in Gem of the Ocean, Fences, and Seven Guitars. She recently directed and performed in Barbecue at San Francisco Playhouse. Other credits include black odyssey, Fences, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Raisin in the Sun, The Winter’s TaleAmerican Night: the Ballad of Juan Jose, and SPUNK (California Shakespeare Theater), Ah, Wilderness!, Once in a Lifetime, Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet, and A Streetcar Named Desire (American Conservatory Theater), Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress (Aurora Theatre Company), and A World in a Woman’s Hands (Shotgun Players). Margo is a founding member of Campo Santo, a resident theater company for Intersection for the Arts. She has directed, performed, and collaborated on several new plays with many amazing artists such as Naomi Iizuka, Jessica Hagedorn, Phillip KanGotanda, and Octavio Solis. Margo wrote Be Bop Baby, a Musical Memoir, which featured Marcus Shelby’s fifteen-piece orchestra. She was a writer and part of the acting ensemble for The People’s Temple at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, which won the Glickman Award for best new play in the Bay Area for 2005. Film credits include Blindspotting with Daveed Diggs which screened at Sundance in 2017.

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  • Christian Thompson*

    Christian Thompson*


    Christian Thompson is so excited to be with this powerful show. He recently portrayed Smokey Robinson and Damon Harris in Ain’t Too Proud at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Other recent credits include the role of Benny and understudying Roger in the twentieth anniversary tour of Rent and Tap Brother 2 in After Midnight. Christian received his BFA in musical theatre from Pennsylvania State University. He thanks 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 has directed Sunset Baby (City Theatre) and Autumn’s Harvest (Lincoln Center Institute) by Dominique Morisseau, as well as Intimate Apparel (McCarter Theatre, best show in New Jersey for 2017), From the Author of (The Rep), The Piano Lesson (Hartford Stage, McCarter Theatre), Having Our Say (Hartford Stage co-production with Long Wharf Theatre), The Whipping Man (Portland Stage), A Raisin in the Sun (Juilliard and Perseverance), The Tempest (Chatauqua Theatre Company), Seven Guitars (People’s Light & Theatre Company and Point Park Conservatory), King Hedley II (Portland Playhouse), MrChickee’s Funny Money (Atlantic Theater), Janice Underwater (Premiere Stages), The Etymology of Bird (CitiParks Summer Stages), alondra was here (The Wild Project), Cherry Smoke (Theatre Row), Sex on Sunday (BE Company), The Basset Table (Adelphi), Marisol (West Virginia University), The History of Light, Samuel J&K, and The Summer House (Passage Theatre), The Persians and Splittin’ the Raft (People’s Light and Theatre), Spit (Intar), and A Member of the Wedding (Tennessee Williams Theater Festival). She served as associate director for A Streetcar Named Desire and The Gin Game on Broadway. Jade has developed works with playwrights Dominique Morisseau, Kirsten Greenidge, Chisa Hutchinson, Kia Corthron, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Joshua Allen, Kara Lee Corthron, James McManus, Darren Cannady, Nikole Salter, Jocelyn Bioh, Tom Matthew Wolfe, Keith Joseph Adkins, Kelli Goff, Don X. Nguyen, C.A. Johnson, Rob Zellers, and Liza Jessie Peterson, 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, Playwright’s Realm, Ars Nova, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Naked Angels, Classical Theatre of Harlem, and Lincoln Center Institute. In 2010 she 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 and awards include 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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  • Laura Brueckner

    Laura Brueckner

    Production Dramaturg

    Laura Brueckner has been supporting productions and playwrights with her dramaturgical work for over 20 years, with an emphasis on digital dramaturgy, world premieres, and commissions. During this time, she has been proud to count among her collaborators stellar artists such as MTC Playwright in Residence Lauren Gunderson, Christopher Chen, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Mina Morita, Marissa Wolf, Idris Goodwin, Lachlan Philpott, and Dominique Serrand, as well as groundbreaking companies Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Crowded Fire Theater, The New Harmony Project, Playwrights Foundation, and, now, Marin Theatre Company. As an artist, she is committed to theatre as a path of social action, critical inquiry, discovery, and delight. Her journalistic writing on artistic process and audience engagement has been published by HowlRound and Theatre Bay Area; her dramaturgical writing has been published by Berkeley Rep, California Shakespeare Theater, and Crowded Fire. A current member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, she holds a B.A. in English dramatic literature (magna cum laude) from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. in dramaturgy from U.C. San Diego.

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  • Dori Jacob

    Dori Jacob

    Casting Director

    Dori Jacob joined Marin Theatre Company as the casting director in May 2015. For the previous four seasons, she served as the director of new play development for Magic Theatre in San Francisco, and dramaturged its world premieres of Octavio Solis’ Se Llama Cristina, Linda McLean’s Every Five Minutes, Christina Anderson’s PEN/MAN/SHIP, and John Kolvenbach’s Sister Play. As resident producer for Magic Theatre’s developmental programming, Ms. Jacob’s credits include 2011-2015 Virgin Play Series, the 2012 Asian Explosion Reading Series, and the 2013 Costume Shop Festival. Further Bay Area dramaturgy/producing/casting credits include: Assassins at Shotgun Players, Marilee Talkington’s The Creative Process at SOMArts, Laura Schellhardt’s The Comparables, and Elizabeth Hersh’s Shelter in Place at Playwrights Foundation. Ms. Jacob previously served on the executive board and literary committee for the National New Play Network, is a current member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, and is a graduate of U.C. Santa Cruz and N.Y.U.’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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  • Giselle Boustani-Fontenele

    Giselle Boustani-Fontenele

    Assistant Director

    Giselle’s directing credits include Susan Glaspell’s Trifles in London’s fringe theatre scene and Dustin Lance Black’s 8 in Los Angeles’s North Hollywood Arts District. She has assistant directed Jon Fosse’s Someone is Going to Come in London’s fringe theatre scene and Donald Margulies’s Sight Unseen at the Boston University School of Theatre. Giselle is a recent graduate of Boston University (BU), where she majored in Anthropology and Religion and completed a rigorous Theatre Arts minor at the BU College of Fine Arts. At BU, she studied dramaturgy and dramatic literature under dramaturg Ilana M. Brownstein and British contemporary theatre under British theatre critic Aleks Sierz. She also spent ten weeks with The Pasadena Playhouse’s Artistic Department as its Community Organizer Summer Intern. Giselle enjoys rapping, trying not to fall off her longboard, and is fascinated by the power of communal art. 

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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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