january 2023 Events

14jan1:00 pm3:00 pmRooftop Announces Auditions for By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage Saturday, January 14 from 1 - 3 pm Callbacks are Sunday, January 15 at 1 p.m.

Event Details

Rooftop Productions announces auditions for By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage.

“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, The cast requirements are as follows:


Vera Stark (Black/African Descent)

Gloria Mitchell (White/European Descent)

Leroy Barksdale/Herb Forrester (Black/African Descent)

Lottie McBride/Carmen Levy-Green (Black/African Descent)

Anna Mae Simpkins/ Afua Assata Ejobo (Black/African Descent)

Fredrick Slasvick/Brad Donovan (All Ethnicities)

Maxmillian Von Oster/Peter Rhys-Davies (White/European)


Audition Dates:  Saturday, January 14 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the ARTfactory.  Callbacks are Sunday, January 15 at 1 p.m.

Performances:  March 23-April 2nd,Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Rehearsals:  Tuesdays and Thursday at the ARTfactory from 7 – 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays at the ARTfactory from 1 – 4 p.m.

Audition Details

Sign up for a time to audition at By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

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.
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.



(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



9419 Battle Street



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