Can I access Stage from an AS3 Class with no DisplayObject?

I’m working on a project that requires creating and adding a Movie Clip to the Stage from a class file. Seemed like an easy task, however, referring to the Stage from my class turned out to be trickier than I thought.

I know that, although you can’t refer to Stage directly, it is a property of every DisplayObject named ‘stage’ (lower case ‘s’). For example, if my class extends Sprite, I can get the Stage width by referring to “stage.width”.

The problem arises when a class does not extend a DisplayObject and a DisplayObject is not passed to your class. The project I’m working on fell into this category. The purpose of my class is simply to create and manage instances of another class. The problem I ran into was that I could not refer to the Stage because my class had no reference to a DisplayObject.

I ended up working around the problem by passing a DisplayObject instance, but out of curiosity, I’d like to know if there is any way around this issue. Is there a way to refer to the Stage from a class file that has no DisplayObject instance?

-rG