Alumna Stacey Rose has been named a 2018 Theatre Lab Fellow by the Sundance Institute. Rose, a playwright, received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from UNC Charlotte in 2008 and subsequently completed an MFA in Dramatic Writing at New York University.
The Sundance Institute was founded in 1981 by Robert Redford. The Theatre Lab, which will take place from May 6-27 in Morocco, comprises three weeks of consultation, mentorship, and workshop performance of new work for the stage, led by Sundance Institute Theatre Program Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma. While at the Theatre Lab, Rose will workshop her play, America v. 2.1: The Sad Demise & Eventual Extinction of the American Negro, with New York-based director Logan Vaughn.
This is Rose’s third prestigious fellowship. She was also a 2015-16 Dramatists Guild Fellow in New York City and is currently a 2017-18 Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellow in Minneapolis.
For the 10th anniversary of the College of Arts + Architecture, members of the Department of Theatre semi-staged two excerpts from Rose’s play, The Waiting Place, which she wrote while a student at UNC Charlotte. Watch those pieces here.