Stacy, here.

               Author and Playwright.                                                            Welcome! 

 
 

AUTHOR.

Stacy is the author of the four-book middle grade series Camp Rolling Hills, published by Abrams Books. The titles include Camp Rolling Hills, Crossing Over, Breakout! and Freefall. Stacy is also the author of the Hanazuki chapter book series, three original stories based in the world of Hasbro's Hanazuki: Full of Treasures on YouTube. 

 

Most recently, Stacy co-authored a middle grade novel with Tony Award- winning actress, Ali Stroker, titled The Chance to Fly, about a Broadway superfan who uses a wheelchair and the summer she defies expectations - and gravity - in her town's production of Wicked. It's been an Amazon Bestseller, #1 New Release, and Editor's Pick; and has been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Tamron Hall Show, Parents Magazine, The Associated Press, New York Live, Broadway World, Kirkus Reviews Magazine, Story Monsters Ink Magazine, and Lollipop Theater Network.


 

PLAYWRIGHT.

Stacy has had plays developed regionally and internationally. Her full-length plays include THE RUBBER ROOM (Old Vic, London; Naked Angels), PINK! (NYIT Nominee; Lark Finalist; Wesleyan), SACRED WATER (Rag and Bone; Fundamental Theater Project), and MIRACLE  VILLAGE  (Shakespeare’s Sister Semifinalist; Leah Ryan FEWW Finalist).

 

Her co-written musicals include HANK & GRETCHEN (produced in schools regionally), CAMP ROLLING HILLS (NYMF; Center Stage; Hoboken Children's Theater; produced in schools and camps regionally), and ONE DAY (Big Block Entertainment). Her short plays have been produced at/through The Flea, Sam French OOB Festival, Williamstown, NYMadness, Amios, Naked Radio, NYMF, etc.

 

Published by Broadway Play Publishing, Indie Theater Now, Steele Spring Stage Rights, and YouthPLAYS.

SCREENWRITER.

 

Stacy's indie feature IN THE RUBBER ROOM was optioned by All The Way Around Productions in NYC. She is currently being commissioned by Initiative 26 to adapt IN THE RUBBER ROOM to a television series. Stacy is also working on a musical television series with Michael Sottile titled INAPPROPRIATE.

EDUCATION: Tufts University, B.S.; Columbia University, MFA in Acting.

 

 

BOOKS

“Unique, inspirational, and full of heart. Ali Stroker and Stacy Davidowitz will make readers laugh, cry, and teach them the true meaning of defying gravity.”

CHRIS COLFER, New York Times bestselling author and Golden Globe winning actor

“An example of what is possible. I only wish that The Chance to Fly was written when I was a teenager.” 

JUDITH HEUMANN, International Disability Rights Activist

“This book reminds everyone that it is a beautiful thing to be different and to be passionate.” 

SOPHIA GENNUSA, Tony Honored Actress for her title role in Matilda 

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“The perfect read for any dream chaser . . . You’ll realize how unlimited your possibilities are.”

KRISTIN CHENOWETH, Tony and Emmy Award winning actress and singer

“Bolstered by realistic dialogue and Nat's engaging internal narrative, this endearing novel will entrance a new generation of theater lovers and charm older ones with its allusions to beloved shows.”

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, **STARRED REVIEW**

“The authors know their stuffTony-Award winner Stroker was the first wheelchair user to be cast in a Broadway play, and Davidowitz is a playwrightand it shows. Fun, honest, and uplifting: applause!”

KIRKUS REVIEWS


plays + Musicals

Pink!
The Rubber Room
Sacred Water
Miracle Village
Camp Rolling Hills
Hank + Gretchen
Yonder Mountain
Joan: Voices in the Fire
Show More
 
 

NEWS + EVENTS

Labor Day Weekend - September 4 - 6, 2021

National Book Festival, Washington D.C. 

I have been invited to participate in the National Book Festival, along with my co-writer of THE CHANCE TO FLY, Ali Stroker! Typically held in Washington, DC, this year it will be completely virtual. We're pumped!

July 7, 2021 at 5:30 PM EST

Merrick Library - Merrick, Long Island 

THE CHANCE TO FLY, a workshop visit in the Merrick Library garden. Calling all tweens and teens! Come chat with me about the book, theater, and all things Merrick. **This one is close to my heart. I grew up in Merrick and attended Lakeside Elementary School, MAMS, and Calhoun. So much of the book is inspired by my experience with Calhoun's On Tour Company under the direction of the amazing Sal Salerno. :)

May 16, 2021 at 11 AM EST

CAMP Virtual Book Event, NYC 

I am so excited to talk to my co-writer, Ali Stroker, about our book, THE CHANCE TO FLY, live at CAMP's fifth avenue store! The event will be filmed and streamed online. 

May 1, 2021 

Kirkus Reviews Magazine - May 1 Issue

THE CHANCE TO FLY will be featured in Kirkus Reviews in their May 1, 2021 print issue on Diversity! My incredible co-author, Ali Stroker, was interviewed...check it out soon!

May 2021 

Tattered Cover Book Store Virtual Event - Denver, CO

Join me and co-author Ali Stroker as well as fellow ABRAMS authors whose children's books are set in the theater world as we participate in a Broadway/theater trivia show! 

April 23, 2021 

Broadway World TV: Stroker + Davidowitz Open Up About Chance to Fly

Ali Stroker and I opened up to Richie Ridge in a televised interview for Broadway World following our storytime with Lollipop Theater Network. Read and watch here!

April 23, 2021 at 6:30 PM EST

Word Up Community Bookstore + Uptown Stories, NYC - Virtual Event 

THE CHANCE TO FLY, a talkback with Stacy Davidowitz and Ali Stroker. Ali and I discussed and took questions about disability representation in the arts, our childhood theater experiences, and why our middle-grade novel THE CHANCE TO FLY is so important for readers now. **This one was close to my heart. I've been teaching through Uptown Stories in Washington Heights, NYC for four years and my students perform their creative writing at Word Up each semester. 

April 22, 2021 at 10 AM EST

The Tamron Hall Show

Ali Stroker went LIVE on Disney/ABC's The Tamron Hall Show to talk about our book, THE CHANCE TO FLY! Watch here! Plus, she sang Defying Gravity - watch her sing here!

April 19, 2021 

NBC's New York Live

Ali Stroker went on NBC's New York Live to talk about our book, THE CHANCE TO FLY! Watch here!

April 19, 2021 

Publishers Weekly - **STARRED REVIEW**

Tony Award-winning Broadway star Stroker and veteran author Davidowitz combine their talents in this resonant middle grade debut. Bolstered by realistic dialogue and Nat's engaging internal narrative, this endearing novel will entrance a new generation of theater lovers and charm older ones with its allusions to beloved shows. Read full review here!

April 17, 2021 at 2 PM EST

Parents Magazine - IG Live + April Book Club Pick

Ali Stroker went on Instagram Live to chat with theatre writer Raven Snook about our book, THE CHANCE TO FLY. CHANCE TO FLY is Parents Magazine's April Raising the Future Book Club pick!

April 16, 2021 at 3 PM EST

Lollipop Theater Network Virtual Storytime Event

Lollipop Theater Network is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to bringing current movies and entertainment to children confined to hospitals nationwide due to chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Ali Stroker and I led “Story Time with Lollipop Theater Network,” a moderated, virtual visit for pediatric patients around the country. The kiddos were AWESOME. They acted with us, and one kiddo even performed his favorite song from Six the Musical!

April 15, 2021 at 9:30 AM EST

The TODAY Show

Ali Stroker went on The TODAY Show to talk about our book, THE CHANCE TO FLY! Watch here!

April 14, 2021 at 7 PM EST

University Bookstore Virtual Event - Seattle, WA 

Ali Stroker and I had the best time doing a virtual event with University Bookstore, a fantastic indie bookstore in Seattle! Watch here!

April 14, 2021 

The Associated Press

Ali Stroker was interviewed by The Associated Press about our book, THE CHANCE TO FLY! Also picked up by MSN, Detroit Free Press, The Bradford Era/Bradform, PA and more! Watch here! Plus, you can read the text story here! It was also picked up by Washington Post, WRAL, Chicago Daily Herald, The Daily Progress, Minneapolis Star Tribune, etc.

April 13, 2021 at 6 PM EST

Bookends in Ridgewood Virtual Event, NJ 

Ali Stroker and I had a fab time doing a virtual event with Bookends, a fantastic indie bookstore in Ali's hometown of Ridgewood, New Jersey. We discussed our collaboration, did a short reading, followed by a Q + A. :)

April 13, 2021

Pub Day for THE CHANCE TO FLY

Musical lovers, rejoice! Tony-award-winning actress Ali Stroker and I have written an inspiring middle-grade novel about a theater-loving girl who uses a wheelchair for mobility and her quest to defy expectations . . . and gravity.  Buy here!

April 8, 2021 at 5:45 PM EST

MPIBA SpringCon Virtual Event

MPIBA (Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association) is made up of independent booksellers in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. SpringCon is an educational show for indie booksellers, and Ali Stroker and I had such a great time discussing our book, THE CHANCE TO FLY at their author event, Right Book, Right Hands: Books for Every Young Reader.

March 2021

Story Monsters Ink - Feature in March 2021 Issue

Check out the interview Ali Stroker and I gave for Story Monsters Ink Magazine, featured in the March 2021 issue alongside Meena Harris, Mayim Bialik, David Levithan, and more! It's the literary resource for teachers, librarians, and parents. Our interview can be read here!

January 23, 2021 at 10:30 AM EST

ALA Midwinter Virtual - Coffee Talks with Ali + Stacy

Ali Stroker and I had an awesome time chatting up our book, THE CHANCE TO FLY, at the American Library Association's Midwinter Conference. Our thirty minute "Coffee Talk" can be viewed here

January 7, 2021

Broadway.com: THE CHANCE TO FLY

Ali Stroker, who made history with her Tony Award win for her performance in Oklahoma!, is releasing a novel. The Chance to Fly is co-written with Stacy Davidowitz and tells the story of 13-year-old Nat Beacon, a theater-loving girl who uses a wheelchair for mobility, who goes on a quest to defy expectations—and gravity—in her town's production of Wicked. Read here!

January 7, 2021 

Broadway World: THE CHANCE TO FLY will hit shelves this spring!

Tony Winner Ali Stroker and Stacy Davidowitz's THE CHANCE TO FLY Book Will Hit Shelves This Spring

"Writing Nat's story brought me back to my childhood, when auditioning made my stomach flip and opening nights gave me the butterfly-iest butterflies," said Davidowitz. "Something I held onto as a kid-and something Ali and I want our readers to take away from The Chance to Fly now is that no matter who you are and what challenges you face, creativity is key. You can break boundaries. You can burst through boxes. YOU can find solutions." 

 

Read here!

December 31, 2020 at 1 PM EST

Cover Reveal on GMA3 (Good Morning America 3)

Ali Stroker went on GMA3 (Good Morning America 3) to talk about our book, THE CHANCE TO FLY, zooming to shelves on April 13th! Watch here!

 

CONTACT

For author visits to schools, camps, and libraries, please contact Stacy directly. She does virtual visits as well. :)

Stacy excitedly welcomes a hello from readers!

Theatrical Literary Rep (plays + screenplays):

Ally Shuster at Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

 

Literary Representation (books):

Hannah Mann at Writers House

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