A Weekend Spent in PANORAMA

This weekend I was able to witness what it was like to see a show in the very beginning of its life, beginning with a piece that is seldom thought of in the creation of it all, the script.

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Hornets’ Nest creates a conversation about Freedom of Speech here at Geva

For our third and final Hornets' Nest of the season, we take a look at Michael Weller's play, Buyer Beware. In this play we meet Ron, a Brandeis College student who has a new-found fascination with the performances of Lenny Bruce. After discovering Bruce's work in the school's archives, Ron is eager to create a performance in honor of the … Continue reading Hornets’ Nest creates a conversation about Freedom of Speech here at Geva

A Conversation with One House Over’s Justin Huen

As Geva Theatre prepares for the opening of its third world premiere this season with One House Over, there are several people who have already been down this road. The director and cast of this show are fresh from a run at Milwaukee Rep that opened in February. All they have to do now is adjust … Continue reading A Conversation with One House Over’s Justin Huen

A Conversation with HEARTLAND consultant Humaira Ghilazi

As Gabriel Jason Dean’s Heartland heads into its final week at Geva, we’d like to introduce you to one of the unseen collaborators on the play, cultural consultant and translator Humaira Ghilazi. Born and raised in Kabul, Humaira and her family fled Afghanistan during the Russian occupation. While growing up in the United States wasn’t easy … Continue reading A Conversation with HEARTLAND consultant Humaira Ghilazi

Malala in America’s HEARTLAND

“One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world” - Malala Yousafzai Getee Banks of Gabriel Jason Dean’s Heartland is a foreign aid worker who goes to teach in the girls’ section of the Blue Sky School in Maidan Shar, Afghanistan, the country from which she herself was adopted. Getee navigates … Continue reading Malala in America’s HEARTLAND

“While we learned a lot from our professional counterparts, we were encouraged to remain true to our choices and voices.”

The following post was written by Bridget Welch, a student at Mendon High School, and a participant in Geva's Stage Door Project: The Diary of Anne Frank. Join us on Thursday, March 15th at 7:30pm on Geva's Wilson Stage as the Mendon High School cast performs their version of The Diary of Anne Frank on the set … Continue reading “While we learned a lot from our professional counterparts, we were encouraged to remain true to our choices and voices.”

“Having access to professionals in the real world, especially as a high school senior, is meaningful.”

The following post was written by Amy Azzara, a student at Mendon High School, and a participant in Geva's Stage Door Project: The Diary of Anne Frank. Join us on Thursday, March 15th at 7:30pm on Geva's Wilson Stage as the Mendon High School cast performs their version of The Diary of Anne Frank on the set … Continue reading “Having access to professionals in the real world, especially as a high school senior, is meaningful.”