[<< wikiquote] Dominique Morisseau
Dominique Morisseau (born March 13, 1978) is an American playwright and actress.


== Quotes ==
When I’m writing, I can see myself in all of the characters I write.
On how she envisions writing in the eyes of an actor in “Playwright Dominique Morisseau: ‘When I’m writing, I can see myself in all my characters’” in The Stage (2019 Apr 22)“I’m tired of lip service…There’s a lot of: ‘We really want to do this’, and then I realise they just don’t listen. They say they want your voice, but when you use your voice, they don’t want to do anything you say.
On playwrights having to fight for their creative vision in “Playwright Dominique Morisseau: ‘When I’m writing, I can see myself in all my characters’” in The Stage (2019 Apr 22)It shocked me and concerned me how quickly we criminalize and don’t give second chances to young men of color, and particularly young African American men…
On how an incident involving a surrogate-nephew inspired her to write Pipeline in “An Interview with Dominique Morisseau” in The Interval (2017 Jul 25)I had been reading Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow, which talks about mass incarceration and mass incarceration being the new Jim Crow. But I really believe education is also the new Jim Crow right now because there is so much segregation in education, and there’s an excessive system of have and have-nots. So I was first and foremost interested in exploring the school-to-prison pipeline because of how personally it affected some people in my life.
On how she believes the educational system echoes some of the points that Michelle Alexander raised in “An Interview with Dominique Morisseau” in The Interval (2017 Jul 25)


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