Occupational Hazards for Dramaturgs

Working in theatre comes with a wide range of safety concerns. Some theatre artists work with power tools and use toxic and flammable substances (like paints, adhesives, and sealants); others work at precarious heights and in the dark; still others perform on stages with trap doors in the floor and heavy equipment suspended overhead. Doing … Continue reading Occupational Hazards for Dramaturgs

Overheard from the Front Desk: A Christmas Carol

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

Step into the Artistic Process

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

A FORTUNE-ate Interview…

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…

Introducing THURGOOD

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