The star of the show was, of course, Bullock, who created an intense, powerful, and insightful reading that was not, and never was supposed to have been, Josephine Baker. She was Julia Bullock! However, by identifying with Baker’s situation and immersing herself in the emotional torment she undoubtedly suffered, Bullock was able to produce a believable, nuanced portrait of what it means for an individual to spend their life on the wrong end of other people’s prejudices, of being forced to accommodate these prejudices in order to make a success for themselves, of having to suppress the anger and rage and retain a smiling face.