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Script Club

Script Club

Presented by Little Theatre of Norfolk and Peninsula Community Theatre

Script Club is like a book club for theatre lovers! We will read play scripts instead of novels. Some plays may be considered for future seasons, while others have elements limiting the ability to produce them locally. Each play follows its own schedule of virtual meetings.

Current Series:

  •  By the Way, Meet Vera Stark By Lynn Nottage: December 10

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BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK by Lynn Nottage

Facilitated by Janae Thompson

In her first new play since the critically acclaimed Ruined, Lynn Nottage examines the legacy of African Americans in Hollywood in a dramatic stylistic departure from her previous work. Fluidly incorporating film and video elements into her writing for the first time, Nottage’s comedy tells the story of Vera Stark, an African American maid and budding actress who has a tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star desperately grasping to hold onto her career. Stirring audiences out of complacency by tackling racial stereotyping in the entertainment industry, Nottage highlights the paradox of black actors in 1930s Hollywood while jumping back and forward in time and location in this uniquely theatrical narrative. By the Way, Meet Vera Stark premiered in New York in 2011 and received subsequent productions at Los Angeles’s Geffen Playhouse in fall 2012 and Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and The Lyric Stage Company of Boston in spring 2013.

 

Discussion Date

Thursday, December 10, 6pm

 

Register in advance

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/script-club-by-the-way-meet-vera-stark-tickets-128717416257

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting.

 

Where to find the script

 

About Janae Thompson

Janae Thompson graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She has performed in various productions in the Hampton Roads area and toured with Virginia Repertory theatre.