Stacey A. Bryan

Stacey A. Bryan

Stacey A. Bryan is a fifth generation St.Thomian. She attended Peace Corps Elementary School and graduated from Sts Peter and Paul High School. Stacey also attended the InterAmerican University in San German, Puerto Rico. Stacey grew up loving stories and voraciously enjoys poems, novels, short stories, shows and movies. She considers herself a student of the human condition. Stacey sincerely thanks her...
Stacey A. Bryan is a fifth generation St.Thomian. She attended Peace Corps Elementary School and graduated from Sts Peter and Paul High School. Stacey also attended the InterAmerican University in San German, Puerto Rico. Stacey grew up loving stories and voraciously enjoys poems, novels, short stories, shows and movies. She considers herself a student of the human condition. Stacey sincerely thanks her beloved family and friends for their wonderful inspirations.

Plays

  • Bone is for Dog; Meat is for Man
    Bone is for Dog, Meat is for Man is a story that exemplifies a common fear and insecurity women have about their body, appearance and sexuality. It is presented with a comedic undertone and characters that identify the average person living in a world of social media and reliance on the self-reflection of the cyber world. It also taps in to certain social mores associated with body size. There is also an...
    Bone is for Dog, Meat is for Man is a story that exemplifies a common fear and insecurity women have about their body, appearance and sexuality. It is presented with a comedic undertone and characters that identify the average person living in a world of social media and reliance on the self-reflection of the cyber world. It also taps in to certain social mores associated with body size. There is also an examination of culturally accepted views on women’s appearance and how one may unconsciously be passing certain fear based behavior of self-worth on to other generations. The story focuses on the life of Layla, a young, early 30s woman and her struggles with her body and her disappointments that she relates to her being “overweight” and thereby “unworthy.” As the story develops, there is a scene that exposes that Layla was a victim of molestation at a young age and blames her mother for not protecting or believing her. There ensues a confrontation between the three generations (grandmother/mother/daughter). Layla struggles with personal relationships. She has a young daughter, Tory that she loves and cherishes; but, she is unaware that her daughter is taking on many of her habits of self-critiquing, negative opinions of her appearance and assigning too much value to what is on the outside.
  • Sad Mangoes
    This story is about a young woman stunted in life by the death of her mother. The main character, Josephine lives with grief and regret about her mother’s death. We only get to know the mother in memories or flashbacks. The bond between their love of mangoes prior to her death and the revulsion of them after the mother’s death runs throughout the story. Her relationship with her tough as nails grandmother is...
    This story is about a young woman stunted in life by the death of her mother. The main character, Josephine lives with grief and regret about her mother’s death. We only get to know the mother in memories or flashbacks. The bond between their love of mangoes prior to her death and the revulsion of them after the mother’s death runs throughout the story. Her relationship with her tough as nails grandmother is the focal point of the story. Josephine has broken relationships with men and lives a repressed life because of an underlying feeling of guilt from the death of her mother. Clashing with her grandmother’s ideals and struggling with her own mortality, Josephine has a defining moment of clarity when she and her grandmother engage in an epic battle of words. Her grandmother insists that she free herself from this self- imposed bondage. Josephine forgives herself for something she had no responsibility for or ever had, and is finally able to enjoy mangoes again.