A Weekend of New Theatre in Rochester! by Chtisine M Rose

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I just have to write a quick post to let you all know about the awesome theatre you could be seeing this week, starting today! Not only that, but all of it is new work, or work in progress. Seeing a play in its early stages is an awesome experience, and by the end of the week you’ve got three chances to do it, so get yourself to the theatre. And icing on the cake – a lot of this is FREE.

To be chronological about it, we’ll start with today. Once you’re finished handing out candy to the kiddies, run over to Geva Theatre Center to see a reading of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which they have been workshopping. According to Geva’s website, this is part of their Festival Of New Theatre (FONT). “Explore the wonders and dangers of the world under the sea in this adaptation…

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Puppets puppets puppets – free presentation tonight at 7 PM.

Tonight at 7 PM come check out what we've been up to the past 4 days. We've been hard at work on our adaptation of 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA - on Day 2 we had changes  and had to reprint the whole script - on Day 3 we only to reprint half the script … Continue reading Puppets puppets puppets – free presentation tonight at 7 PM.

Geva looking for community members to be part of creating BOOK CLUB PLAY

Geva is looking for 20 Rochesterians to be part of the process of creating THE BOOK CLUB PLAY at Geva Theatre Center. These twenty individuals would be given unprecedented access to the creative process - they would get to see first-hand how the process goes from the actors meeting each other on the first day … Continue reading Geva looking for community members to be part of creating BOOK CLUB PLAY

Let’s sketch a giant squid: 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

  So, we are continuing to gear up for the first 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA workshop on Sunday. As I mentioned before,  https://gevajournal.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/puppets-invade-geva-20000-leagues-under-the-sea/  , we have been working on this for a few years thru a Henson Foundation Grants, BUT here's the exciting part - we have never added live actors into the mix before … Continue reading Let’s sketch a giant squid: 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

Michael Emerson led reading a smash success

This past Saturday, we had a backers reading of Ian Mairs new play THE LEARNING CURVE featuring Emmy Award winning Michael Emerson (Lost, Person of Interest) and Jeff Binder (Broadway: Lion King, Mary Poppins, Lieutenant of Inishmore). Hosted by NYU and produced by Amy Cordileone. Here was the playbill link that announced the reading: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/171272-Emmy-Winner-Michael-Emerson-Jeff-Binder-and-Mason-Lee-Set-for-Reading-of-The-Learning-CurveContinue reading Michael Emerson led reading a smash success

…And now for something completely different

With Freud's Last Session "mesmerizing" audiences in the mainstage (check out the Democrat and Chronicle review here), we turn our attention to Geva's Festival of New Theatre, or FONT, as we lovingly refer to it. Jean and Becca have shared some great insights with you about what the next two weeks will hold, and Sean gave you … Continue reading …And now for something completely different