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By the Way, Meet Vera Stark Directing Opportunity

Bay City Players is currently accepting director applications for By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage. To be a director at Bay City Players, we ask that a person has previously directed at Bay City Players, assisted twice with extensive experience in Bay City Players productions, have relevant theatre education (a degree), or equivalent experience elsewhere as a director. Directors will receive a $750 stipend. All productions and production dates are subject to change at the discretion of the Board of Directors. If you would like a copy of a script to peruse, please contact our Operations Administrator, Jessica Lowe, at jlowe@baycityplayers.org or by calling 989.893.5555. Players is always looking for new directors so please share if you know someone who is qualified and would be interested.  Applications must be completed online here. Applications will be accepted through October 7, 2022, at 5:00 PM. Please make your application as complete as possible. Based on evaluation of applications, potential directors will be interviewed on October 8 or 9.

Show Synopsis: It’s the Golden Age of Hollywood. Aspiring starlet Vera Stark works as maid to Gloria Mitchell, an aging star grasping at her fading career. As Gloria fades more, Vera becomes more noticeable. Rubbing shoulders with studio heads and movie directors, Vera lands an outstanding role in a costume epic starring…her boss, Gloria. Vera’s portrayal of a slave turns out to be groundbreaking and career-making. However, decades later scholars and film buffs still argue about Vera’s legacy in Hollywood, and the impact that race had on her controversial career. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage uses the pace and satire of 1930s movie comedies to take you on a seventy-year journey through Vera’s life and the cultural climate that shaped her. Rated PG-13. Mature language and content. Tickets $21 adults and $11 students. BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (www.dramatists.com)

Script Preview: https://www.dramatists.com/previews/4432.pdf



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