Skeleton Crew opens in the breakroom of the last small auto plant still standing, where a makeshift family of workers swap stories, share dreams, and take pride in their work. When confronted with the possibility of the factory closing, power dynamics shift and each is pushed to the limits of survival. In this extraordinarily well-crafted play, she masterfully tells a story that examines class and identity with searing brilliance. This is a night at the theatre that will satisfy, and stay with you.
Burkett performs and directs with Detroit-area theatres on a regular basis. Her work has been recognized with several local theatre awards and nominations.
Her work has been published in the International Journal of Arts in Society.
InWinkler relocated to Metro Detroit and has been working as an actor with select Michigan theatres since arriving. She has produced and performed in numerous critically-acclaimed films and plays in New York City and around the country. She has been featured numerous times in local, regional, national, and international media for her work in prisons and as an artist.
Among her accomplishments at Partridge Creek, Wendy has led her team to exceed income projections for five years consecutively, despite the fluctuating climate in retail real estate.
Additionally, she has led several new development projects on the property, one of which entailed manipulating an underutilized asset and transforming it into a revenue generator. Previously, at the age of 22, Wendy founded and operated a retail business in Ann Arbor for 10 years.
During this time, she led her business to profitability within three years by developing income generating strategies that included the launch of an in-store private label.
Wendy understands the importance of community involvement, and serves on the board of directors for Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Macomb Community College, and Macomb County Chamber; and she is excited to contribute to the board at Detroit Public Theatre.
Debbie sits on the Board of the Fred A. Over the years, Debbie has chaired many fundraising events throughout the metropolitan area. Over the past 20 years, Susan has had an extensive career working with several leading international consulting firms and Fortune companies.
She has worked extensively with companies experiencing pervasive change, providing financial restructuring and turnaround advisory services along with capital advisory and merger and acquisition assistance.
Her clients ranged from manufacturing-based middle market companies, to public conglomerates and financial services firms. These experiences have provided Susan with a particularly strong ability to trouble-shoot problems at the front end of a transaction and identify strengths and flaws in both the organizational and financial structures of business plans.
She is a frequent lecturer at professional forums, and a former Adjunct Finance Professor at Walsh College. Susan is completing the coursework to receive the Certified Forensic Financial Analyst designation. David spent 24 years at Guardian Industries Corp.
He has been Chief Counsel of Stoneridge, Inc. David has been married for over 30 years to another fervent DPT supporter, Erica Peresman, and they have two splendid adult children.
During Detroit's economic downturnNiki created the first regional online fashion magazine and e-commerce site focused on showcasing Detroit's creative community. Detroit Fashion Pages was instrumental in successfully launching and growing the careers of many nationally renowned photographers, designers, journalists, public relations professionals and event planners.
Niki earned her M. Felicia has authored two books and is the mother of two children. She is a big fan and supporter of the performing arts. Among her playwriting credits are: Her produced one-acts include: Kennedy Prize for Drama. She is an artist that believes wholeheartedly in the power and strength of community.
Previous employers and experience include project management and analyst roles with: Ford Motor Company, Microsoft Corp. Marlowe possesses a toolkit of technical, social and business skills with a proven track record of delivering value-added, sustainable and difference-making results that influence and impact next generation leadership, entrepreneurship and community building.
Known as an independent thinker, Marlowe is trusted and respected by mentors, peers and young professionals for being loyal, ethical, and non-political.The book jackets say a great deal about Barrie Stavis's ideas and plays. A review and appreciation of Barrie Stavis by Ezra Goldstein; Recent Publications About Barrie Stavis Larner, Daniel.
"Barrie Stavis." Dictionary of Literary Biography , Twentieth Century American Dramatists, Fifth Series. New York: Gale, , An accomplished director, actor and an award-winning costume designer, Miller is a professional free-lance theatre artist in Santa Barbara and has worked with nearly every company in the area.
Recent acting credits include, Baba Yaga for Santa Barbara Children’s Theatre, John Hancock for Cabrillo Music Theatre, and William Barfee for Santa. Our - Writing Fellows. Each year we award four promising playwrights with our annual Writing Fellowship, and this year was a very competitive one: Azul was featured on the Kilroys List and selected as an Honorable Mention for the Arch Bruce Brown Playwriting Competition.
The deadline for the Essential Theatre Playwriting Award competition is April 23, Past Essential Theatre Playwriting Award winners include Karen Wurl, Karla Jennings, Vynnie Meli.
Her work has been supported by awards, commissions, fellowships, and residencies including Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor, Civilians’ R&D Group, Hedgebrook, JAW, LAByrinth, Playwrights Realm, South Coast Rep, . Ethan has received a NYFA grant, a Drama-Logue Award, and commissions from Playwrights Horizons, True Love Productions, NSYCA (via Clubbed Thumb), Barrington Stage Co.
and the NEA (via Joe’s Pub). He has been a Kesselring Prize nominee, an O’Neill Conference finalist, a Kleban award finalist, and a resident playwright at New .