Stacy Raphael grew up in the Seattle area, performing in musical theater productions from the age of six. She graduated with a BA in Performing Arts from Colby College in Maine and studied theater in London as an undergraduate. She has worked with a variety of theater companies from EXITheatre in Seattle, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company in Vermont, Portland Stage Company in Maine, Around the Coyote Theater Festival and Bailiwick Theater in Chicago. In Vermont, Stacy’s worked for the Vermont Arts Council and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. She has a graduate degree in education and is an English teacher, although she continues to produce, direct, perform, and write all around Vermont's Champlain Valley region.
In Slow Food by playwright Wendy MacLeod, New York empty-nesters Irene and Peter head to Palm Springs to celebrate their anniversary. They are envisioning a carefree trip full of rest and relaxation but instead, they get stuck with a cargo van as their rental car, a nonfunctioning hot tub at their hotel, and Stephen, a waiter at the only restaurant that seems to be open late on a Sunday evening. While vans and hot tubs are minor hiccups on their anniversary trip, Stephen proves to be a formidable obstacle to their marital bliss when it becomes clear that their food will not be coming anytime soon.BWW Review: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF at Weston Playhouse Theatre Company August 18, 2019
Nearly 60 years after Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF first premiered to rave reviews, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's production, directed by Mike Donahue, breathes new life into the play, playing up the better angels of both George and Martha's natures through sustained, nuanced subtext that is in constant interplay with the nonstop onslaught of verbal ammunition being hurled across the living room late into the night.BWW Review: MRS. CHRISTIE at Dorset Theatre Festival Brilliantly Tackles Old Things in New Ways August 4, 2019
Middlebury Actors Workshop presents Henry James' 1898 gothic horror story The Turn of the Screw, adapted for the stage by Jeffrey Hatcher. Playing at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury through November 4th and then at the Flynn Center in Burlington November 15th & 16th.BWW Review: THE FANTASTICKS at ArtisTree Musical Theatre Festival September 26, 2018
Directed & Choreographed by Gary John La Rosa and featuring Broadway's Ken Prymus (Cats, The Wiz), this moving tale of young lovers who become disillusioned -- only to discover a more mature, meaningful love -- is punctuated by a bountiful series of catchy, memorable songs, many of which have become classics. Now through September 29th.BWW Review: PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Dorset Theatre Festival delights and astounds August 17, 2018
'Pride & Prejudice,' by Kate Hamill at Dorset Theatre Festival plays August 9-25 at Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset, VT 05251 $48-$58. For tickets or information, call 802-867-2223, or go online to dorsettheatrefestival.org.BWW Review: SKELETON CREW at Dorset Theatre Festival July 23, 2018
CRY IT OUT: A laugh-till-you-cry comedy for anyone who's ever known a baby. Jessie can't find any Mom Friends in her new Long Island neighborhood until she and larger-than-life Lina start sneaking out for coffee between their duplexes during nap times. When a wealthy neighbor comes down from the hill overlooking their hangout, the sleep-deprived comedy of new parenthood shows a different side of itself. CRY IT OUT is an honestly absurd look at the dilemma of returning to work after childbirth and how class impacts parenthood and friendship.BWW Review: ONCE at Saint Michael's Playhouse June 22, 2018
Saint Michael's Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin opens the Playhouse's 71st summer theater season of live professional theater with the Tony Award-winning Musical Once, based on the Academy Award-winning Irish independent film of the same name.BWW Review: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES at Weston Playhouse Theatre Company June 18, 2018
Three acts, three directors, three approaches to the same play script. Vermont Stage Company's annual season closer allows artists to play and experiment--this year, with Noel Coward's 1930 play Private Lives. Larry Connolly, Chris Caswell and Abbie Tykocki direct the three acts independent of one another with unique casting and directorial conceits.