OCTOBER Membership Podcast (Live): Theater Begins Here

Hannah Joyce, Alayna Jacqueline, and guest Stacey Rose
Wednesday, October 26th @ 12pm -1pm CT
Online via Zoom

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Structure: Webinar.

Captioning: For all recording sessions, we enable Zoom's auto-generated captioning. Closed captioning will be available with the podcast (audio-only recording) published on the website. 

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I think it's imperative for theatre artists to understand that they have options and there's no one achievement that defines success.
—Stacey Rose


Your career path as a writer is unique to you. Success looks different for everyone. In this episode of Theater Begins Here, we have our first guest, Stacey Rose, joining us to talk about starting a playwriting career later in life. As always, we will respond to questions from the live audience or those submitted via the Membership Podcast: Theater Begins Here Questions Form.

This Episode is for Those Who:

  • Are interested in different writing career paths.
  • Have recently come to playwriting as an adult or after retirement. 
  • Feel discouraged because their career didn't start in their early 20s and they didn't follow the "right" path.
  • Feel stuck or that there is no way forward with their career.
  • Love Stacey Rose's work and want to listen to her thoughts, ideas, and experiences.

What to Expect:

  • This is in webinar format. Therefore, we will not be able to see or hear you. You will only be able to communicate with us through the Q&A section of the Zoom webinar.
  • We are running our own tech, so we may take a beat to get set up :)
  • All participants must agree to comply with the Membership Participation Agreements.



Stacey Rose is a Charlotte-based, award-winning, nationally produced playwright. Her work celebrates and explores Blackness, Black identity, body politics and the dilemma of life as the “other.” Stacey has held fellowships/residencies with The Arts & Science Council, The Dramatists Guild, The Playwrights’ Center, Sundance Theatre Lab, The Goodman Theatre, The Civilians, and Tofte Lake Center.  Her work has been presented at: The Fire This Time Festival, The Lark, The Amoralists Theatre Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, National Black Theatre, Pillsbury House Theater, Barrington Stage Company, and Kansas City Rep. Stacey’s plays America v. 2.1As Is, and Legacy Land were featured on the Kilroys’ list. Stacey is a recipient of a 2019 Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Women’s Commissioning Grant in partnership with Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre and an Alfred P. Sloan foundation commission in partnership with Manhattan Theatre Club. She currently writes for 9-1-1 on Fox. Stacey, along with director Martin Damien Wilkins, co-founded the Queen City New Play Initiative to support local and southern playwrights in the creation of new work for the stage.

TEXT: Playwrights' Center, Theater Begins Here with headshot of Stacey Rose, a Black woman wearing winter green eye glasses, and a hunter green shirt, with braids.