Stacey hails from Elizabeth, NJ and Charlotte, NC respectively. She is a proud mom, daughter, and sibling. She earned a BA in theatre at UNC Charlotte and is an alum of the MFA program in Dramatic Writing at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. While at Tisch she was the recipient of an AAUW Career Development Grant, was a Future Screenwriting Fellow, and honored with The Goldberg Prize for her play The Danger: A Homage to Strange Fruit. Her work has been presented at: UNC Charlotte, On Q Productions, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, The Fire This Time Festival (Slavesperience, America v. 2.1), The Brooklyn Generator (As Is: Conversations with Big Black Women in Confined Spaces), The Bushwick Starr Reading Series (Igniting The Alabaster You!), Mosaic Theatre (The Black Jew Thing co-written with Alexis Spiegel), The Amoralists Theatre Company (Bones, Bonez, Bone$), Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre (Muva Death), National Black Theatre (The Ballad O' Nigg-O-Lee) and Pillsbury House Theater (Sven, Ole & The Armageddon Myth). She is a two time semi-finalist for The Princess Grace Fellowship (The Danger), a semi-finalist at Premiere Stages Play Festival (As Is), and a finalist at the Fusion Film Festival (Up-And-Coming). Stacey was a 2015-16 Dramatist Guild Fellow, a 2017-18 Playwrights' Center Many Voices Fellow, a 2018 Sundance Theatre Lab Fellow, and is a 2018-2021 Playwrights' Center Core Writer. She is a 2018 - 19 member of The Goodman Theatre's Playwrights Unit and The Civilians R&D Group. She served as writers assistant and script coordinator for season one of “She’s Gotta Have It,” The Series. Stacey’s work celebrates and explores Blackness, Black identity, Black history, body politics, and the dilemma of life as the “other.”
The Danger, a theatrical symphony in four movements, is the harrowing tale of the legacy of White supremest patriarchy and its effect on a set of disparate souls all lost in the same dilapidated rail road waiting room desperately trying to find their way. “He” and “She” an interracial couple, has stumbled upon this dystopic universe having escaped the dangers of home, only to find themselves part of a larger more sinister danger governed by Gyp, part mad woman/part sage. Gyp the self proclaimed Goddess of this world, wields her control over the flesh of The Three Mammies: Chastity, Hope, and Cherish who seek to escape from an impending slaughter on their plantation, and The Entertainers: Try and Vic whose sick sense of brotherhood keep them locked in a no win hustle. He and She, spellbound and enlightened by the power of Gyp’s magic, succumb to their truth and ultimately accept their part in the cyclical madness of the station.
Millicent Lane is a lifestyle guru who wants to empower YOU, her audience toward the igniting of your “Alabaster Selves”, the fearless, all-knowing, all-seeing White Male who lives within all people and who is the key to sustainable happiness. Over the course of the evening Millicent, guides the audience through the story of her struggle with identity and how she finally came to embrace her alabaster self … or has she?
Alice Johnson has crafted the ideal life for herself and her husband Howard. At the crux of her marital success? Her absolutely irresistible Apple Crumb Pie that contains a secret ingredient that makes it very difficult for Howard to say no. Tonight they celebrate Howard’s early retirement, a celebration that Alice has plotted for the last 28 years. What she hadn’t accounted for, were variables. When two unexpected guests arrive to sup, Alice’s plans for a tropical future begin to dissipate and madness ensues.