It is our responsibility to tell our stories. Specifically. Artfully. And in Truth. That’s exactly what happens in Dominique Morisseau’s play, Pipeline.
As an educator, writer, actor, activist, playwright, and poet, she combines all of her talents in this script. Dominique holds no punches when telling the story of a quasi-single parent and her struggle to raise her African-American son, in a world that isn’t systematically designed for him to succeed in. Although we may have heard or seen versions of this story told before, Dominique’s use of prose and schematic language add a soulful layer to the story. She uses two highly regarded pieces of work throughout the play to help tell her story; “Native Son” by Richard Wright and the iconic poem “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks.