About Lacey Schwartz

Lacey Schwartz is a director/producer currently producing/directing “Outside the Box,” a documentary which traces Lacey’s upbringing in a white Jewish family, discovery at eighteen that her biological father is Black and personal exploration of her mixed-race identity; all the while exploring her connection to other Black Jews in America. For more info on the film, check out www.goldglassproductions.com.

Lacey has worked with a variety of production companies and networks, including MTV, BETJ, @radical.media and Drive Thru Pictures. She has a BA from Georgetown University and a JD from Harvard Law School. She is a member of the New York State Bar. Lacey wrote, directed, edited and produced her first two films; Schvartze, a short autobiographical film, and Legally Black, Brown, Yellow and Red, a feature-length documentary on minority experiences at Harvard Law School.

On Being Black, White, and Jewish

By February 3, 2010

The news this week has been saturated with issues of race, otherness, and problems of identity in a society that’s most comfortable drawing boundaries and lines. On Sunday, the New York Times ran a story on Rabbi Capers C. Funnye, … Read More

Black and Jewish on Broadway

By May 19, 2008

This year's recently announced Tony nominations included seven for Broadway's "daring musical" Passing Strange, among them best musical, best original score, and best performance by a leading actor. I first started hearing buzz about the show many months ago when … Read More