Sunset Baby

01.30.24–03.10.24 / Tue–Sun



Sunset Baby

2023.24 Season

Written by

Dominique Morisseau

Directed by

Steve H. Broadnax III

About this Event

East New York, Brooklyn. Nina’s estranged father Kenyatta, a former Black revolutionary and political prisoner, reappears to obtain a coveted piece of her late Mother’s legacy. While Kenyatta had visions of changing the world, his daughter became everything he feared. Now he’s at her mercy for his own redemption. This is a story about love, political action, and one woman’s journey from a brutal existence to her own liberation.

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01.30.24–03.10.24 / Tue–Sun


The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre


Premiere Residency

New York Times Critic's pick

"ELECTRIFYING" - Zachary Stewart, TheaterMania

"Morisseau is one of those rare playwrights who never lets an audience down." - David Finkle, New York Stage Review

4 STARS - Kyle Turner, New York Theatre Guide

About the

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 (Signature Theatre), and Detroit ’67 (Public Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem and NBT). Additional plays include: Pipeline (Lincoln Center Theatre), Sunset Baby (LAByrinth Theatre); Blood at the Root (National Black Theatre), and Follow Me To Nellie’s (Premiere Stages). She is also the Tony-nominated book writer on the new Broadway musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations (Imperial Theatre). 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, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference. She most recently served as Co-Producer on the Showtime series Shameless (3 seasons).

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 02: Playwright Dominique Morisseau poses at a photo call for the new broadway play "Skeleton Crew" at Manhattan Theater Club Rehearsal Studios on December 2, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)

The Cast

Russell Hornsby

Russell Hornsby


Moses Ingram

Moses Ingram


J. Alphonse Nicholson

J. Alphonse Nicholson


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