Parade Stone is a biracial New York City-based writer for stage and screen and earned her MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University this year. 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, and a presentation of songs from “Work” at New York Theatre Barn’s New Work’s Series in September 2022. She presented a reading of her play, “Brother Johnny’s Homestyle BBQ,” at The Tank in August 2022. In 2023, her play, "Fishing," was presented at NYU's inaugural Festival of Short Works. Her thesis play, “An Invitation to Anna’s Wedding” was presented as a showcase reading at the Goldberg Theatre. Her play, "Cupid's Corner," produced virtually by the Star is Bored podcast, earned her a nomination for the 2020 OffWestEnd Awards in the UK. She was named a finalist for the Jane Chambers Playwriting Prize presented by the Association for Theatre in Higher Education in July 2022. This year she was named a semi-finalist for the 2023 Premiere Play Festival. You can find an excerpt from her play, “In the Same Space,” published in The Cincinnati Review.
As a writer for film and TV, Parade has written and produced a short film entitled, “Spiritual Shit,” which is in post-production. During her time at NYU, she has developed several screenplays and pilots. In 2023, she won the Graduate Screenwriting Award at the NYU Fusion Festival celebrating women writers and filmmakers.
Sep 2021 - May 2023
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing
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