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Directing Reading Buddies, Season 2

Sure, everyone says "what I really want to do is Direct!", but Stacey has the degree to prove it! After studying Directing at Fordham University, Stacey continued honing her craft as a director in both live and recorded mediums. Her specialties are musical theater with visual storytelling -- often including elements of puppetry.

Her staging has been called "brisk and inventive" (Talkin' Broadway) and "full-blown theater" (NY Times). But perhaps her favorite review comes in the form of a single sentence from Theater That Matters, who said Rescue Rue was, "If Jonathan Larson directed Sesame Street" (if you know, you know).

In the TV/Film/Digital space, Stacey served as co-director to the award-winning short Beach Day which in turn lead to a commission with Heather Henson's Handmade Puppet Dreams, called Cone of Shame. She also directed Liz Hara's HedgeHearts, a 30-min short film/pilot rom-com about two spike-crossed Hedgehogs, and the entire second season of The Reading League's Reading Buddies, now airing on PBS stations across the country. Working through a control room to a live cut while directing the kids and puppets (and human host, Dott!) has been a career highlight and she can't wait to shoot Season 3!

Directing Reel

Directing Stills

Jason Jacoby, Lisa Helmi Johanson, Leanne Brunn, Fergie L. Philippe & Brendan Malafronte
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Lisa Helmi Johanson & Caitlin Kinnunen
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Carson Higgins & Brendan Malafronte
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Carson Higgins, Gabrielle McClinton, Spencer Clark & Melissa Hunter McCann
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