Stacey Rose Residency

Stacey Rose Residency in Charlotte

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  • Feb. 8-9: Workshop and Panel Discussion
  • March 21-22 (TBD): Auditions and Call Backs
  • mid-March-mid-April: Residency, Rehearsal and Feedback Showing
  • April 17-19: Show at BOOM 2020

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

  • Workshop: “Creative responsibilities in the Development of New Work for Stage.” – Noon to 2pm
    Suggested donation = $10 at the door
  • Auditions for BOOM Show in April    2:30 – 4:30pm
    — POSTPONED to March 21-22 (TBD), for auditions and call backs. Please see Facebook Event for updates.

Sunday, Feb. 9

  • Panel Discussion on devised theatre experiences, playwrights and directors working with performers to develop a new work entitled, “New work in the Queen City: How do we make Charlotte part of the national theatrical conversation?”    5 – 6:30pm
  • Artists Reception    6:30 – 7:30pm
  • Panelists:
    • Heidi Breeden (moderator), director/artistic director, “Arts for All”/Educator
    • Lynne Conner, chair, UNC Charlotte Department of Theatre
    • Liz Fitzgerald, program director, Grants & Services, Arts & Science Council
    • Stacey Rose, playwright/Charlotte artist
    • Quentin Talley, founding artistic director, OnQ Performing Arts
    • Robin Tynes-Miller, co-founder/artistic director, Three Bones
    • Martin Wilkins, freelance director/Charlotte native

Residency, Rehearsal and Feedback Showing:

Location: (tbd) in Charlotte’s West End

  • Rose will return in March to rehearse and develop the show she’ll present at BOOM 2020 in April. Stay tuned for open rehearsals and feedback showings.

Friday–Sunday, April 17-19
Show at BOOM 2020
Location: (tbd) in Plaza Midwood

  • TRAPT will be presented at the 2020 BOOM festival..
  • Artists and audience members will reflect upon and provide feedback on this new work, thereby contributing to its further development.

Participate & Partner with BOOM:

  • Participate: If you would like to be a part of the Residency and/or audition for the new work, check the Residency activities and email us.
  • Partner: If you have or know of a space(s) in Charlotte’s West End, join us as a venue or community partner for this exciting collaboration. Rose’s work will specifically resonate with the residents of the West End.

Venue Partners:

  • Charlotte’s Off-Broadway
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Shook Kelley Architects
  • West End Investments/Griffin Brothers Companies

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.

Visit the Stacey Rose website