Stacie Dugan Vourakis was born in Brooklyn, NY. Her plays have been produced in New York and London and have won awards including the John Golden Award, Mathews Theatre Fund Scholarship, and the Willard Theatre Scholarship and have been Julie Harris Award and Mildred and Albert Panowski Award semifinalists.
Although she was always passionate about writing, she spent her early career working as a chemical engineer in New York, New Jersey, Tennessee. and Louisiana. After obtaining her master’s in chemical engineering at Columbia, she went on to study playwriting and completed an MFA at Columbia, one month later she gave birth to twins. Despite going back to engineering and teaching both math and English at the college level, she continued to write part-time. Fast forward 15 years and this mother of teenagers is now focusing solely on theater and playwriting.
Our Last Night on Earth asks ”Don’t people ever get tired of old news?” and states ”Sex, violence, and a beautiful girl–No, they never do.”
Our Last Night on Earth is a modern Gothic tale of love and murder set against the moving target of lingering racism in the American South. Five people spend a night together as they await the execution of the two men who ruined their lives. Each reveals their own dark contributions to the murder, ultimately exposing an ugliness more malignant than the act that brought them together. Adult themes and language, brief nudity.
You can see Our Last Night on Earth at the NY Winterfest at the Hudson Guild, 441 West 26th St. Jan 21st at 6:15 , Jan 25th at 9pm and Jan 27th at 3:30.