The Black Theatre Ensemble

Thursday and Friday, October 8 and 9 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 10 at *2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 11 at 2 p.m.

A Workshop Production

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Caitlin Ouano (COL ’17)
Produced by Taylor Oster (COL ’17)

In this workshop production of 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. 

$6 general | $5 faculty, staff, senior, student
Contains adult themes

*Please note that the 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 has been cancelled.

Dates and venues TBA

BTE Coffeehouses

Coordinated by Mollie Rodgers (COL ’17)

The Black Theatre Ensemble’s season will also include a series of their signature coffeehouses in venues across the campus. These popular open-mic events provide a forum for students to express self and share perspectives through song, dance, and poetry, while enjoying free pancakes, waffles, fresh fruit, and coffee!