Stacie Lents

Playwriting:

Stacie Lents' work has been produced and developed by Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, coLAB Arts, New Brunswick Theater Festival, Mile Square Theatre, StrangeDog Theatre Company, Luna Stage, Crossroads Theatre Company, Vital Theatre Company, Horse Trade Theater Group, Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture, Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, Take Two Theatre in Canada, Rivier Theater Company, University of New England, Rutgers University and Fairleigh Dickinson University, among others. Backstage.com included Henry’s Law, a play about bullying, in their list of 15 Must-Read Plays for Tweens. Stacie also wrote the book and lyrics for the children’s musical Daisy in Disguise.

Stacie's play College Colors, which she first developed for a student cast at FDU, premiered at Crossroads Theatre Company in 2016. She will be working on a commission about the experiences of incarcerated women for Prison Performing Arts in fall, 2016. Stacie was selected by Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey as one of the four New Jersey Women Playwrights for 2016.  

Acting:

Stacie has performed regionally and in New York; she recently originated the role of Joan in the new Richard Dresser play 100 Years. Other credits include: the Jose Rivera play Boleros for the Disenchanted (Florida Studio Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The New Brunswick Theater Festival), Bread and Butter and Recklessness (New York’s Provincetown Playhouse); Between the Lines (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Ikke, Ikke, Nye, Nye Nye (Ohio Theatre); As Bees in Honey Drown (Hangar Theatre); o you (Terra Firma Dance Theatre); Beau Jest and The Last Night of Ballyhoo (What Exit? Theatre Co.) among others. She originated the one-woman play Six Hands by Eric H. Weinberger.

Education and Professional Associations:

Stacie is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, and sits on the advisory board of the Jewish Plays Project. Stacie received her MFA from Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts and her BA from Yale University.

 


Short Abstract

Publications:

Lents, S. (2014). Laugh Out Loud (cry quietly). New York: Playscripts, Inc. www.playscripts.com/play/2693

Lents, S. (2014). Henry's Law. New York: Playscripts, Inc. www.playscripts.com/play/2692

Selected monologues reprinted in In Performance: Contemporary Monologues for Teens, edited by J. V. Mercanti. Milwaukee: Applause, 2015.  

Lents, S. (2015). Fire Exit. New York: Playscripts, Inc. https://www.playscripts.com/play/2820