Theater Faculty - Stacie Lents
Stacie Lents, who directs the acting program and the Barn Theater, is a professional playwright and actor. Her plays Fire Exit, Henry’s Law, a play about bullying, and Laugh Out Loud (cry quietly) are published by Playscripts, Inc. Henry's Law was included in Backstage.com’s list of 15 Must-Read Plays for Tweens and Teens. Peter Filichia of TheaterMania wrote that Laugh Out Loud (cry quietly), about internet dating, “is the best comedy I’ve seen all year.” She wrote the book and lyrics for Daisy in Disguise, which ran off-Broadway through Vital Theatre Company with an original cast recording released during the run. Her play College Colors, originated at FDU, will open at Crossroads Theater in 2016. Her work has also been produced and developed at theaters such as Playwrights Theater of New Jersey, Luna Stage, StrangeDog Theatre Company, Rutgers University, and Horse Trade Theater Group.
Stacie is also an actor who has performed regionally and in New York; she recently played Joan in 100 Years, a new play by Richard Dresser and she performed her piece “Visiting Hours” at the Carter Studio Theatre at Lincoln Center as part of the 2013 A-T Children’s Benefit. She has performed at Florida Studio Theatre, The New Brunswick Theater Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York’s Provincetown Playhouse, Hangar Theatre, Ohio Theatre, and Dreamcatcher Repertory, among others. She originated the one-woman play Six Hands by Eric H. Weinberger, both at Luna Stage in New Jersey and on tour to other venues. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Actors’ Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, and the artistic advisory board of the Jewish Plays Project. Stacie received her MFA from Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts and her BA in Theater from Yale University.