Stacey Picard has been involved with the Theatre Lab Life Stories program at N Street Village in Washington, DC since 2013, and has directed that program since 2015. She has also directed similar stories programs for middle school children in the inner-city of Cleveland, Ohio, including a program specifically designed to empower young women.  Inspired by this work, she launched the Urban Stories Project in 2017. 


She holds a Masters degree from John Carroll University and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Case Western Reserve University.


She is a graduate of the Theatre Lab’s Life Stories Institute, and has apprenticed under Thom Workman and Elizabeth Pringle. 


She has a lifelong passion for theatre and for community work, especially with the poor and marginalized, and has served on numerous boards of organizations supporting those communities. 


She is a story coach for Shout Mouse Press at Ballou High School and has taught in the immigrant community of Northern Virginia since moving to the area in 2012.