An in-depth look at process behind creating a realistic pint of beer in theatre.
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Scrooge (Steven Hendrickson) and Christmas Present (Joel Blum) Discuss the Day. Photo by Goat Factory Media Entertainment.
Did Charles Dickens invent Christmas Dinner? According to a Guardian article by Pen Vogler, who is also the author of Dinner with Dickens, not only did Dickens’ A Christmas Carol popularize the Christmas Feast, but his writing also addressed an inequality in the distribution of good food. “Dickens’s most abiding influence is his conviction that everybody has the right to sit down together and enjoy the same food. Crucially, the Cratchits’ Christmas was not part of any ecclesiastical or charitable space but enjoyed by a poor family in their own home. Dickens was challenging a culture that regarded food as necessarily exclusive.”
But Dickens didn’t just write fiction about the unequal access to quality food – he also advocated for reform through journalism, and participated in attempts to teach women how to…
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In order to help our audiences unpack the play, our Engagement, Literary and Education teams collaborated on a Resource list that was made available after each performance.
A rehearsal process is a special thing, especially here at Geva. Some of the country’s most brilliant artists join together in service of a script, and through their rigorous work, boundless imaginations, and insightful conversations create a new, cohesive world in front of our eyes. While we often think of theatre as a creative and … Continue reading The Science of Rehearsal
Eleanor Burgess' The Niceties asks: how does our current institutional practices and lessons reinforce white narratives of American history? Throughout the play, we are encouraged and challenged to consider what it would mean to decolonize those practices. Read about how five artists of color are doing this work within the art world now.
Over the course of performances for La Cage Aux Folles, our engagement team has highlighted the lives of some of the leaders of Rochester's LGBTQ+ community in our lobby. But if you weren't there every week, you will have missed someone! So this series of blog posts celebrates their contributions.