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"Detroit's playwright," Dominique Morisseau on stage with the cast of Skeleton Crew.

All Detroit’s a stage

Dominique Morisseau (center), BFA ’00, is known as ‘Detroit’s playwright’ in NYC. The city is a main character in much of her work.

Author/illustrator Chris Van Allsburg, BFA '72.

Take a giant step outside your mind

Award-winning author/illustrator Chris Van Allsburg, BFA ’72, (‘Jumanji,’ ‘The Polar Express’) relies on a simple prompt to activate his creativity: “What if…?”

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Unstoppable force

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“Whenever the door opened, we would rush in,” says filmmaker Kim Ray, BA ’95, of her role executive producing the new documentary ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two.’

Davis singing in concert with his daughters

From Moog to Mannheim

’Tis the season for Mannheim Steamroller’s Chip Davis, BMus ’69, and his ‘18th-century classical rock’ renditions of holiday hits.

Whitney Building

Time traveler

Michigan historic preservationist Janet Kreger, BA ’72, is a forward thinker. She’s protecting thousands of local treasures – for the future.