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. 2.1, As 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.
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.
The new Victory Gardens Playwrights Ensemble are Marisa Carr, Keelay Gipson, Isaac Gómez and Stacey Rose. They will serve a three-year term from 2021–2024, and during that time will have the opportunity to present a new work at the Ignition Festival of New Plays, as well as a world-premiere production as part of the VG season at the Biograph. Our Ensemble Playwrights will also help me select the next cohort of playwrights, whose term will begin with the 2024/25 Season.
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.” Along with director Martin Damien Wilkins, she co-founded the Queen City New Play Initiative to support local and southern playwrights in the creation of new work.
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.