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By the Way, Meet Vera Stark Lynn Nottage

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

Lynn Nottage

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ISBN : 9781559364003
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96 pages
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Nottage is one of our finest playwrights, a smart, empathetic and daring storyteller who tells a story an audience wont expect.—Time Out New YorkLynn Nottages work explores depths of humanness, the overlapping complexities of race, gender,MoreNottage is one of our finest playwrights, a smart, empathetic and daring storyteller who tells a story an audience wont expect.—Time Out New YorkLynn Nottages work explores depths of humanness, the overlapping complexities of race, gender, culture, and history—and the startling simplicity of desire—with a clear tenderness, with humor, with compassion.—Paula Vogel, winner of the Pulitzer PrizeIn 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, Nottages comedy tells the story of Vera Stark, a headstrong 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—a topic that remains largely unexplored in mainstream arts and entertainment—Nottage highlights the paradox of black actors in 1930s Hollywood while jumping back and forward in time and location in this uniquely theatrical narrative.Lynn Nottages plays include the Pulitzer Prize–winning Ruined- Intimate Apparel, the most widely produced play of the 2005–06 theater season in America- Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine- Crumbs from the Table of Joy- Las Meninas- Mud, River, Stone- Porknockers- and POOF!