Stacey Rose invites YOU to participate in developing her new show!
BOOM is excited to host our first Artist Residency with locally grown, theater artist and playwright, Stacey Rose, to develop an original work for BOOM 2020!
With support from the North Carolina Arts Council, BOOM will bring Rose to Charlotte for a series of events beginning February and culminating with a work-in-progress presentation of her show, “TRAPT,” at BOOM 2020.
TRAPT, created in collaboration with hip-hop artist Zion “NO¡Z” Rose, is part fable and part documentary theatre piece that examines the perils, pitfalls and price of fame for today’s trap* music artists. TRAPT has been developed in Minneapolis, MN, at The Playwrights Center, as well as Joe’s Pub in partnership with “The Civilians.”
Ms. Rose’s work exemplifies her strong ties to the city/community, creating work focused on highlighting and celebrating the Black experience. Rose’s work has received numerous awards, most recently a 2018 Sundance Theatre Lab Fellowship, and she is also a 2018-21 Playwrights’ Center Core Writer. Rose has been part of several high profile projects, including Season 1 of Spike Lee’s TV series, “She’s Gotta Have It.”
Stacey hails from Elizabeth, NJ, and Charlotte, NC, and is a proud mom, daughter and sibling. Ms. Rose earned a BA in theatre at UNC Charlotte and is an alumna of the MFA program in Dramatic Writing at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Rose has largely moved from Charlotte to pursue her work in places more supportive of arts, and new play development in specific.
* Trap music is known for its ominous and often bleak, gritty vocals and lyrical content. Typical lyrical themes include general life and slang culture in the “trap” or in the actual Southern “trap house” where narcotics are sold. Trap music is a style of rap music that originates from Atlanta, as coined by Atlanta rapper T.I.
|Location:||Johnson C. Smith University Arts Factory
1545 W. Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28216
Parking will be available behind the JCSU Arts Factory or in the Mosaic Village Parking Deck.
Please note: parts of Beatties Ford Road are blocked, due to road construction.
Saturday, Feb. 8
Sunday, Feb. 9
Location: (tbd) in Charlotte’s West End
Friday–Sunday, April 17-19
Show at BOOM 2020
Location: (tbd) in Plaza Midwood
Email Camerin Watson if you would like to get involved or have questions.
BOOM is excited to bring home our locally grown playwright to share her work and expertise with our local theater community, as well as the community at large.