The Black Jew Thing
Part of the 2016-17 Workshop Series
The Black Jew Thing
By Stacey Rose & Alexis Spiegel
Directed by Logan Vaughn
September 25-26, 2016
In conjunction with Satchmo at the Waldorf
Two playwrights, one Black, the other Jewish, test the boundaries of interracial friendship the only way they know how - by trying to write a play. Brutally honest, utterly absurd and deeply tender, this meta-theatrical experiment leaves nothing unsaid.
Meet the Artists
Stacey Rose (Playwright) is a proud mom, theatre artist, and filmmaker from Charlotte, NC by way of Elizabeth, NJ. She is a 2015-16 Dramatists Guild Fellow. Stacey is an alum of the MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she was honored with the Goldberg Prize, NYU Grey Gallery Prize in collaboration with The Studio Museum of Harlem for her short play My Pet, was awarded the department’s 2015 Outstanding Writing for Stage playwriting award, was a 2014-15 Tisch Future Screenwriter Fellow, and was a 2015 Fusion Film Festival finalist for her television pilot Up-And-Coming. Stacey’s play Igniting The Alabaster YOU! was presented as part of the 2015-16 Bushwick Starr Reading series. Her one minute play Aren’t We All Animals? was presented as part of the #1MPF at The New Ohio Theatre. Stacey strives to create work which entertains, challenges, educates and empowers both the audience and her collaborators with a focus on issues of Black identity, race disparity, the dilemma of “otherness.”
Alexis Spiegel (Playwright) is a playwright and teaching artist and a native New Yorker who mostly grew up in New Jersey. A graduate of NYU Tisch’s MFA in Dramatic Writing, Alexis writes plays about characters who stay awake too long and often characters losing what they had and changing. She’s thrilled to be working with Stacey, Logan and Jillian on The Black Jew Thing.
Logan Vaughn (Director) is a New York based Director from Chicago. In 2008 Logan was awarded the Goodman Theater's prestigious Joyce Arts Fellowship in Casting and subsequently worked as the Tony Award winning theater's Associate Casting Director for five seasons. In addition to the Goodman she has cast for Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Repertory, Cardinal Stage and Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival. Logan was Playwrights Horizon's Director in Residence 2012-2013, where she assistant directed Amy Herzog's The Great God Pan and Lisa D'Amour's Obie Award winning play, Detroit. In 2012 Logan was also named a Member of the Director's Lab, Lincoln Center. As a Director and Assistant Director, she has worked with Lincoln Center, The Public Theater, 59E59, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Playwrights Horizons, Second City Theater, National Black Theatre, Victory Gardens, Teatro Vista and Court Theatre. Her work in film includes assisting the Academy Award winning producing team behind Precious and Monster's Ball as well as serving as head of casting for several award winning Independents including My Name is Jerry and Southern Cross. She most recently directed the Off- Broadway premiere of Stella Fawn Ragsdale's Love Letters To A Dictator in Summer Shorts Festival at 59E59 and is currently directing Lena: A Moment with a Lady written and performed by Syndee Winters.