This Detroit-based playwright is famous for her dynamic productions that center the city she loves. Her most famous plays, known as the Detroit cycle trilogy, pay homage to Detroit's vibrance, from which she draws her inspiration. Her latest play in the trilogy, Skeleton Crew, focuses on the start of the Great Recession and one of the last remaining auto plants in Detroit. But Morisseau hasn’t stopped there. Her crowd-pleasing musical, Ain’t Too Proud, a theatrical retelling of the life of the music group The Temptations that made a splash on Broadway last year, is now being performed on stages across the country. For her outstanding contribution to the world of Black storytelling, Morisseau easily cements herself onto The Root 100 list.