Ebony Theatre

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
Feb. 19-21, 2015 By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Hannah Miller
Purple Masque

Vera Stark is a budding actress in an era where the only roles for African-American women are maids. When she is cast in the same Southern epic as her employer, an aging star grasping at her dwindling career, sparks fly. A hilarious satire of race in the glamorous days of Old Hollywood.


Ebony Theatre works to expose the community to black theatre, and the rich and complex literary heritage of African Americans.

Ebony Theatre was created to feature the work of African American playwrights or pieces specifically about the struggles associated in the lives of African Americans. Established at K-State in 1977, Ebony Theatre is one of the only collegiate theatre companies in the region devoted to this cause.

The organization is run solely by students with the guidance of faculty advisors.  Funded by the Student Governing Association, Ebony Theatre presents at least one full-length production each year in the Purple Masque Theatre.

Our moto:  "Diversity by way of the Stage"

2014-2015 Ebony Officers

Darrington Clark
Margaret Glazier
Taneysha Howard
Angelica McKinnis
Sterling Muse
Tobi Omodehinde