NJ Women Playwrights ProjectSperanza

Written on her Face

By Stacie Lents

New Jersey Women Playwrights Project

Time: 7 pm

Location: Jersey City Theatre Center – 335-337 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

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How much is a professor willing to risk to save her student? How much is too much? When young Professor Jenny Milder refuses to give up on a failing student, there is concern that she’s crossing the line. As her student starts wanting more and more from her, Jenny is forced to ask herself what really matters…Love? Passion? Career? Ethics?

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, the New Jersey One Minute Play Festival, Horse Trade Theater Group, Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture, Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, Rutgers University and Fairleigh Dickinson University, among others. Her plays Fire Exit, Henry’s Law, and Laugh Out Loud (cry quietly) are published by Playscripts, Inc. Backstage.com included Henry’s Law, a play about bullying, in their 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.” Stacie 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 will open at Crossroads Theatre in 2016. Stacie will also be working on a commission for Prison Performing Arts in Fall, 2016. Stacie is also an actor who has performed regionally and in New York; she performed her own piece “Visiting Hours” at the Carter Studio Theatre at Lincoln Center as part of the 2013 A-T Children’s Benefit and she recently originated the role of Joan in the new Richard Dresser play 100 Years. Stacie is the Director of Acting and the Director of the Barn Theater at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she is an Associate Professor. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Actors’ Equity Association, 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 in Theater from Yale University.

Part of New Jersey Theatre Alliance Stages Festival

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