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Are you ready to lift the Veil?

An emotional historical pageant of grief and resilience, Veils pays tribute to women veiled in mourning, with a focus on Black lives lost in bloodshed during the sixties Civil Rights Movement. Longtime Restoration Stage collaborators Steven A. Butler, Jr. (playwright) and Courtney Baker-Oliver (director) along with Justin Thompson (musical director) and an outstanding cast of nine singer-actors have created an exquisitely beautiful experience of enduring sorrow, honor, and healing.  John Stoltenberg- DC Metro Theater Arts


Imagine that you are a child and you are exploring your grandmother’s closets.  Or you’re an adult whose grandmother has died and it’s your responsibility to go to their home and sort through her possessions, decide what you want to keep and get rid of the rest. Imagine you find a scrapbook – a dreambook – in which your grandmother has kept track of her dreams and disappointments: her hopes for the future, her hopes for you. You realize that the things that your grandmother kept were different from what your grandfather kept. You realize that this is a record of women’s work: women’s business. And this is your inheritance. Gregory J. Ford- DC Theatre Scene


Executive Producer: Sandra Evers-Manly
Producers: Courtney Baker-Oliver and Steven A. Butler, Jr.
Associate Producer: Kimberly C. Gaines
Restoration Stage Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Will Cobbs, Jr.
Production Stage Manager: Ronald Lee Newman
Set Designer: Courtney Baker-Oliver
Costumes and Properties: Courtney Baker-Oliver and Steven A. Butler, Jr.
Lighting Design: Jerry Dale, Jr.
Sound and Video Designer: David Lamont Wilson
Sound Engineers: Michael Willis and Aaron Gerald
Graphic Design and Photography: Kimberly C. Gaines
Master Carpenter: Robert Hamilton
Pre-recorded Sound Engineer: Justin Thompson
Production Assistants: Kal Jackson, Mandrill Solomon, Adonis Guiellmo

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