Stacey is a proud Black woman, daughter, sibling, and mom. Her work celebrates and explores Blackness, Black identity, Black history, body politics, and the dilemma of life as "other." Stacey's work has been presented at: The Fire This Time Festival, The Lark, The Amoralists Theatre Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, National Black Theatre, and Pillsbury House Theater. Stacey has held fellowships/residencies with The Dramatists Guild, the Playwrights' Center, Sundance Theatre Lab, and The Goodman Theater. Stacey's play AMERICA v. 2.1, winner of the inaugural Burman New Play Prize, will world premier at Barrington Stage Company in June 2019. Her play Legacy Land, developed at the Playwrights' Center, will world premier at KC Rep in February 2020.
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.
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?
Stacey Rose has been awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative Commissions through Manhatten Theatre Club.
BOOM is excited to host their first Artist Residency with locally grown, theater artist and playwright, Stacey Rose, to develop an original work for BOOM 2020! Stacey will be continuing her play TRAPT with Zion "Nioz" Rose - which was developed at the Playwrights' Center and Joe's Pub.