By the Way Meet Vera Stark

Onyx Script Reading Series focuses on scripts that illuminate black voices. Hosted by actor/director Miriam Randolph, it will be held the first Tuesday and third Sunday of the month. Actors will read from scripts; there are no costumes or scenery pieces.


Vera Stark is a maid and budding actress during the Golden Age of Hollywood who lands a role as a slave in an epic starring her boss, whose career is fading. Vera’s portrayal is groundbreaking. For decades scholars and film buffs discuss her legacy and the impact of race on her career.

Titles subject to change.

A link to join the script readings, which will be held via Zoom, will be sent automatically from when you sign up for the reading.

Performance Times:
6:30 PM
Onyx Script Reading Series
Content Advisory:
The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person.


  • Alexandra Gray

    Vera Stark

    Alexandra Gray
  • Antonesia Williams

    Anna Mae Simpkins/ Afua Assata Ejobo

    Antonesia Williams
  • Kiera McGregor

    Gloria Mitchell

    Kiera McGregor
  • Clifton Antoine

    Leroy Barksdale/ Herb Forrester

    Clifton Antoine
  • Britny Horton

    Lottie McBride/ Carmen Levy-Green

    Britny Horton
  • Henry Parizek

    Maximillian Von Oster/ Peter Rhys-Davies

    Henry Parizek
  • Chase Carson

    Mr. Slavisk/ Radio Actor

    Chase Carson
  • Ryan Conlon

    Brad Donovan/ Radio Announcer

    Ryan Conlon
  • Miriam Randolph

    Stage Directions

    Miriam Randolph
  • Miriam Randolph


    Miriam Randolph

Show Credits

By Lynn Nottage