Thursday, March 31, 2011


Playwright Stacie LentsNEW MOON READING SERIES
By Stacie Lents

College Colors looks at racism on the American college campus in both the tumultuous 60s and the present day. This funny and moving new play follows two pairs of students as they grapple with questions of identity and inclusion, and asks, how far have we really come in the fight for equality?

WHERE: Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange
TICKETS: There is a suggested donation of $5 and reservations are not required.

There will be a talkback session with the playwright after the reading.

Stacie Lents 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. Other writing credits include Tidal Waves in the Neighborhood, Focus, Laugh out Loud (cry quietly), a comedy about internet dating, which Peter Filichia of TheaterMania wrote "is the best comedy I've seen all year," and Written on Her Face which was recently given staged readings at Luna Stage and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey.

This past fall she was commissioned to write Just in Case for The New Brunswick Play Festival/ Collaborative Arts. She also wrote three plays for the 2011 New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival. She adapted and directed Black History, Black Voices in celebration of FDU's Black History Month 2010.

Professional acting credits include the Jose Rivera play Boleros for the Disenchanted (Florida Studio Theatre), Bread and Butter, 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.) as well as the film 7 to the Palace by Aasif Mandvi and Jonathan Bines. She originated the one-woman play Six Hands by Eric H. Weinberger, at Luna Stage in New Jersey and on tour to several other venues. Stacie is an assistant professor of theater at Fairleigh Dickinson University and previously taught at Rutgers University. She is a member of both Actors' Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild. Stacie received her MFA from Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts and her B.A. in Theater from Yale University.