“In a new comedy from the Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright of Ruined, Lynn Nottage draws upon the screwball films of the 1930s to take a funny and irreverent look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood. BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK is a seventy-year journey through the life of Vera Stark, a headstrong African-American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star desperately grasping to hold on to her career. When circumstances collide and both women land roles in the same Southern epic, the story behind the cameras leaves Vera with a surprising and controversial legacy scholars will debate for years to come.” Directed by AnuRa Harrison.
Sign up for a time to audition at By the Way, Meet Vera Stark on www.VirginiaARTfactory.org. Auditions will be in the form of cold readings. Download the Audition Form and bring with you to auditions along with a headshot or recent photo.
Audition Dates: Saturday, January 14 from 1pm – 3pm at the ARTfactory. Callbacks are Sunday, January 15 at 1pm.
Performances: March 23 – April 2, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays at the ARTfactory from 7pm – 9:30pm and Saturdays at the ARTfactory from 1pm – 4pm.
The ARTfactory is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, ages and abilities, including d/Deaf, to attend every audition.
For any questions, please contact Kimberly Kemp, Director of Theatre Arts at Kimberly@VirgninaARTfactory.org or call (703) 330-2787.
Kimberly Kemp, Director of Theatre Arts