Parade Stone is a biracial New York City-based writer for stage and screen and is currently a Dramatic Writing MFA candidate at New York University. She is invested in telling intersectional stories featuring characters of color as well as exploring how our fantasy lives can interact with our reality on stage and screen.
Parade’s recent theatrical writings include a 29-hour reading of her musical, “Work” (Book and Lyrics) supported by the Shubert Organization's Artistic Circle Initiative and presented in August 2022, a presentation of songs from “Work” at New York Theatre Barn’s New Work’s Series in September 2022, a reading of her play, “Brother Johnny’s Homestyle BBQ,” presented at The Tank in August 2022, and her play, "Fishing," presented in NYU’s Bespoke Play Festival in March 2022. Her play, "Cupid's Corner," presented by the Star is Bored podcast, earned her a nomination for the 2020 OffWestEnd Awards in the UK. This year, she was named a finalist for the Jane Chambers Playwriting Prize presented by the Association for Theatre in Higher Education in July. Additionally, her short film “Spiritual Shit” is in post-production. Look out for an excerpt from her play, “In the Same Space” published in The Cincinnati Review.
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing Candidate
Sep 2013 - May 2017
The State University of New York at Purchase
Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, GPA: 3.8
Double Major: Theatre and Performance; Gender Studies