It’s the Golden Age of Hollywood, and aspiring starlet Vera Stark works as a maid to Gloria Mitchell, an aging star grasping at her fading career. Worlds collide when Vera lands a trailblazing role in an antebellum epic starring…her boss. While Vera’s portrayal of a slave turns out to be groundbreaking, decades later scholars and film buffs still grapple with the actress’ legacy in Hollywood and the impact that race had on her controversial career. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage’s fast-paced, sly satire, directed by Kamilah Forbes, will take you on a seventy-year journey through Vera’s life and the cultural climate that originally shaped her and continues today.


WRITTEN BY Lynn Nottage
DIRECTED BY Kamilah Forbes

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage begins her Residency 1 in the 2018-19 Season with Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine under the direction of Obie Award-winner Lileana Blain-Cruz and By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. A new play by Nottage will be presented during the 2019-20 Season.