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Writer

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Sometimes Rue helps her mom write

Stacey loves arranging and rearranging words, and scripts with songs are her jam. She specializes in developing new works, and believes some stories are better suited to certain mediums the same way some sing and some don't.

Her writing has been called "imaginative" (Theatremania), "a crisp delight, hilarious and moving by turns" that "knows how and when to strike your heart and funny bone" (Talkin' Broadway).

Stacey co-wrote the award-winning short Beach Day which in turn lead to a commission with Heather Henson's Handmade Puppet Dreams, called Cone of Shame. Recently, she was a contributing writer on Season 2 of The Reading League's Reading Buddies (PBS). She's also the showrunner/head writer for Monica's Mixing Bowl.

A former Dramatist Guild Fellow, Stacey made her Off-Broadway writing debut with last season's Rescue Rue, an original musical fairytale based on her dog's adoption story. Her dog also inspired a second musical, Runaway Rue, which is currently looking for a furever home of its own! Other favorite projects for the stage include 5th Republic, a chanson-and-Arabic-music-infused piece set against the backdrop of the Algerian War for Independence; Madame, a gender-affirming tale set in 1890s New Orleans; and Ludo's Broken Bride, a time-travelin' sci-fi rock opera being adapted from the concept album by the same name. She also writes standalone songs and non-musical works from time to time because she can't help herself. Excerpts from her real-life-inspired spirits: the bar plays have been presented on both coasts.

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