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By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

Vera Stark, aspiring film actress, is determined and talented. The time is 1933, and the place is Hollywood, USA, and Vera is Black. What awaits this young, ambitious woman is a string of roles as slaves, maids, cooks, and mammies. Public recognition of her contribution to the arts emerges only after several decades in the business, when she is invited to appear on a popular TV talk show, and years later, when she becomes the subject of a movie retrospective and an academic symposium. This life story of an actress of color in America is bitter, but also wildly humorous – a full-blown satire that takes on old-time Hollywood, latter-day pop culture, and private and public hypocrisies.

Playwright awarded Pulitzer Prize for RUINED (2009) and SWEAT (2017)

By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Suki
June 10,11 8pm, June 12 2pm
June 16,17,18 8pm, June 19 2pm
June 23,24,25 8pm, June 26 2pm

THE STAGECRAFTERS

The Stagecrafters is a non-profit theatrical production company which has been serving Philadelphia and its surrounding areas for over 90 years. We exemplify a high level of professionalism and commitment to excellence in the art and craft of live performance.Situated in the heart of historic Chestnut Hill in northwest Philadelphia, the theater can accommodate an audience of up to 180 and is fully handicapped accessible.

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Visit us at 8130 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA 19118

Questions: 215.247.8881 • Reservations: 215.247.9913
For other questions, email info@thestagecrafters.org

 

2022-23 Season Announced

Five great plays! Subscriptions available now!

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Proof

by David Auburn

Sept 16,17 @8pm, 18 @ 2pm
Sept 22,23 @ 8pm, 24 @ 2&8pm
Sept 29,30 @8pm, Oct 1 @ 2&8pm
Directed by: Becky Fleckner

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Miss Bennet – Christmas at Pemberley

by Lauren Gunderson
and Margot Melcon

Nov 25,26 @8pm, 27 @ 2pm
Dec 1,2,3 @8pm, 4 @ 2pm
Dec 8,9,10 @8pm, 11 @ 2pm
Directed by Jane Toczek

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Your donation will help us to continue our high standards of theatrical production and to maintain our historic buildings.

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Auditions

We ask that auditioners bring hard copies of their headshots and resumés.

For further information on a particular audition, contact Casting by e-mail at auditions@thestagecrafters.org

About

Stagecrafters currently offers five theatrical productions per season, which encompass a wide range of styles, from classics to edgy contemporary fare.

We choose plays that are theatrically exciting, artistically challenging, and ideologically relevant. Additional productions include several staged readings of plays and special shows.

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Plan Your Visit

The Stagecrafters Theater is centrally located in Chestnut Hill, in the heart of this historic section of northwest Philadelphia at 8130-34 Germantown Avenue (in the 8100 block between Hartwell Lane and Abington Avenue). The theater is toward the rear of the property up a short driveway. More

8130 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA 19118
Questions: 215.247.8881 • Reservations: 215.247.9913
Email: info@thestagecrafters.org