Happy holidays to the Geva family! It's been a little while since I've shared my experiences of the sounds that float out of the rehearsal hall and into the reception area with you all. As you can imagine, having Lester Purry, the single actor in Thurgood, rehearsing up here was a decidedly calmer and quieter … Continue reading Overheard from the Front Desk: A Christmas Carol
When we think about a masterful piece of artistic expression – visual art, poetry, music, theatre, dance, etc. – how often do we really consider how that artwork came to be? Intellectually, we know that there is a process to creativity: it takes time and a fair amount of trial and error to create something … Continue reading Step into the Artistic Process
They say fortune favors the brave, and they also say that fortune favors the prepared mind (although that doesn't sound as poetic...). As I think about writer/director Deborah Zoe Laufer's play Fortune, running on Geva's Fielding Stage from Oct. 4-21, both phrases feel somehow appropriate. It takes courage to reinvent yourself artistically, and artists are continually … Continue reading A FORTUNE-ate Interview…
With Hair running on the Wilson Stage and the Fringe Festival on the Fielding Stage, Geva's Rehearsal Hall is being prepped for the beginning of Thurgood rehearsals, which start next week. This play, written by George Stevens, Jr., is a tour de force for one actor, as the audience engages directly with former Supreme Court justice Thurgood … Continue reading Introducing THURGOOD
Tara Lake describes the inspiration for and creation of her show I Know It Was the Blood: The Totally True Adventures of a Newfangled Black Woman.
Here's a bit about what to expect from this year's collaboration between choreographers Heather Roffe and James Hansen, Merged VI.
Director, choreographer, and Rochester native Daniel Gwirtzman shares the story of creating his show Encore and bringing it to theatres, schools, and outdoor stages around New York City, the state, and the world.