In the fifth episode of Out of the Rehearsal Hall, Esther Winter, creative producer for Recognition Radio, and Jenni Werner talk with sound designers David K. Samba and Justin Ellington about jazz music, the nature of collaboration, sound design and composition as an out of body experience, what it means to “play with subs” and how we’re all sound designers at heart, even if we don’t know it yet.
Jenni Werner and Esther Winter interview sound designers Larry Fowler and Christie Chiles Twillie about building worlds through sound and just how pivotal sound design is in COVID-era theatre experiences.
Additional resources to engage with that explore similar themes and questions that The Bleeding Class does.
Geva's literary director, Jenni Werner, and associate artistic director, Pirronne Yousefzadeh talk with playwrights Christina Anderson and Harrison David Rivers about listening to the voices in your head, finding inspiration in poetry, novels and raunchy rap lyrics, making space and time for imagination, and representation onstage. All in the third episode of Out of the Rehearsal Hall.
In connection with Geva's Recognition Radio festival celebrating Black stories, we are producing a series of community conversations, called The Amplify Series, which connects themes of the plays to our lives here in the Rochester area. The first conversation examined the history of redlining and segregation in Rochester, the lasting impacts, and ways that we can effect change.
After you’ve survived Feeding Beatrice, take a look at our list of top 10 must see Black horror films.
An impassioned conversation with playwrights Kirsten Greenidge and Chisa Hutchinson about their work and inspirations, how August Wilson impacted them both as young people, and the renaissance of the Black horror genre. And of course, a conversation about their work featured in Geva's Recognition Radio Festival.
A land acknowledgement creates a more accurate picture of the history of the lands and waterways we call home, and pays respect to the Indigenous People who have stewarded them from time immemorial. In 2020, Geva is beginning the practice of offering this statement as part of our ant-racist values and to help us all unlearn and re-learn the history that has brought us here to the land we now call the United States.
Sonja D. Williams shares her insights into the history of Black radio, pioneering producer Richard Durham, and his legacy of innovation.
In Episode Ten of Out of the Rehearsal Hall, Geva's Assistant Literary Director Fran Da Silveira joins me once again for an invigorating conversation with director Mikael Burke. We talk about the impact of music and silence on our understanding of language, about creating a personal artistic mission, and we envision a bold new theatre coming out of this pandemic. Oh, and Fran reveals the connection between stalking and dramaturgical research...