to see photos from
past productions as
far back as 1981.


Detroit ’67
written by Dominique Morisseau
directed by Shariffa Ali
Fri Feb 16 - Fri Feb 23
The Riverside Theatre
(91 Claremont Ave, NYC)
Detroit ’67 (Brooklyn College 2018)

Detroit ’67 is about big issues: race, home, Motown,
family and a city under siege. In the tradition of A
Raisin in the Sun
and The Piano Lesson, Morisseau’s drama is at its core about two siblings — Chelle and
Lank — clashing over the right to maintain family
stability or reach for a dream of economic progress.
When a white, female stranger enters their lives, the
lines of the legacy they’re both fighting to protect
become blurred. Set against the explosive racial tensions
of the 1967 Detroit riots, which occurred over the
course of five days, Morisseau might be letting us
know that, despite it all, the music keeps us together.



The Brooklyn College Department of Theater produces seven to ten shows a year — up to four Mainstage productions in the proscenium-style Whitman Theater and up to six "black box" productions in the 120-seat New Workshop Theater — directed by faculty and MFA directing candidates.

These shows provide undergraduate and graduate students plenty of hands-on experience in all phases of theatrical production.

This production activity also provides cultural enrichment for the community, which has shown great appreciation and support for departmental productions.

For information and reservations, call 718-951-4500.

In 2012, Brooklyn College broke ground to build the new Tow Center for the Performing Arts, a state of the art theater facility housing the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, the Music Department, and the Theater Department.

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