Photo Flash: First Look at Dawn Ursula, Yaegel T. Welch and More in Everyman Theatre's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK


Hailed as "flat-out funny!" by the Hollywood Reporter, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark makes its Baltimore/DC premiere at Everyman Theatre, running from April 16th through May 11th. Resident Company Member Dawn Ursula will play the title role of Vera Stark, alongside fellow Company Members Beth Hylton and Wil Love. Walter Dallas makes his Everyman directorial debut with the regional premiere. Check out a first look below!

Renowned director Walter Dallas will be making his Everyman debut with Vera Stark. Mr. Dallas has a wide-range of directorial experiences, including the world premieres of August Wilson's Seven Guitars at the Goodman Theatre(named one of the Top Ten Best Theatre Events of 1995 by Time Magazine), Sam Kelley's Pill Hill at Yale Rep, andJohn Henry Redwood's The Old Settler at the McCarter and Long Wharf Theatres. He assumed artistic leadership of Philadelphia's Freedom Theatre in 1992. He has received New York's prestigious AUDELCO National Achievement Award for Excellence in Black Theatre and several Bronze Jubilee Awards for Outstanding Direction.

Resident Company Members Dawn Ursula and Beth Hylton playing rivaling actresses Vera Stark and Gloria Mitchell, respectively. Resident Company Member Wil Love is also featured as Mr. Slasvick and 1970s talkshow host Brad Donovan.

The extensive artistic team includes Resident Designers Daniel Ettinger (set), David Burdick (costumes), Gary Logan (dialect), and Chas Marsh (who will be in charge of film editing for the production). Joining the Resident Designers will be Harold F. Burgess II (lighting) and Elisheba Ittoop (sound/original music)

Thomas Kaufman will serve as the production's Cinematographer. The production features a "film within the play" of the fictional silver screen masterpiece, The Belle of New Orleans. Mr. Kaufman has lit and shot films with the likes ofBarbara Kopple, Charles Guggenheim and Mark Jonathan Harris. He has twice won the Gordon Parks Award for Cinematography and has won an Emmy for his film See What I'm Saying.

For information about Everyman Theatre, visit or call 410.752.2208.

Photo Credit: ClintonBPhotography

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