Run On Sentence by Stacie Lents

In the summer of 2016, Stacie Lents spent over 70 hours interviewing women prisoners at the Women’s Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center (WERDCC) in Vandalia, Missouri as part of a commission for Prison Performing Arts. Run On Sentence is a work of fiction based on those interviews, and the play will be performed at the prison in late 2017. The play is an astute and often humorous look at the lives of these women as they deal with issues associated with their incarceration.

Date: March 16 at 7:30 pm
Venue: Jersey City Theater Center – Show In Map
Tickets:  Available Here
About Stacie Lents

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.

About the New Jersey Women Playwrights Project

About the New Jersey Women Playwrights Project

The New Jersey Women Playwrights Project provides writers an opportunity to work on new plays with professional actors and directors in a 12-18 month development process. Now in Round Five, 18 writers are a part of this brilliant community. For more information on the NJWPP, click here.

About the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival
This event is presented as part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance‘s Stages Festival, a month-long celebration of theatre throughout the state. For more information on the New Jersey Theatre Alliance or the Stages Festival, click here or here respectively to visit their websites.