Inside the Audition Room: Interview with Venus in Fur Cast

For me, auditions are the stuff of nightmares - right up there with the final exam for that class I never attended but forgot to drop, and that important presentation I showed up for in my pajamas - so I've always been impressed by the performers I know who put themselves through that horror regularly. … Continue reading Inside the Audition Room: Interview with Venus in Fur Cast

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Get Your Kicks…On Route 57?

I've just left a design meeting for the first show of Geva's 2013-2014 season, Pump Boys and Dinettes, directed by Mark Cuddy. And let me tell you, nothing will send you on a trip down memory lane faster than a conversation about good, old-fashioned two-lane highways, like Route 66 - or, as in the musical, … Continue reading Get Your Kicks…On Route 57?

Casting announced for ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S THE 39 STEPS at Geva

Some of your favorite actors from last season and some of your soon to be favorite actors will be joining us for ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S THE 39 STEPS, directed by me, opening in October. John Gregorio and Aaron Munoz who stole the show in THE BOOK CLUB PLAY this past year will be back. John as … Continue reading Casting announced for ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S THE 39 STEPS at Geva

Get Unlimited Behind The Scenes Access at Geva.

Hey friends, Did you read about Geva’s Cohort Club, and find yourself wishing for the opportunity to participate yourself? Check out the blog here for all the details: https://gevajournal.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/clubbing-at-geva/ Well, now’s your chance! Following the success of our pilot program,we’re expanding this year to let more people be a part of our artistic immersion experiment … Continue reading Get Unlimited Behind The Scenes Access at Geva.

Interview: Deborah Zoe Laufer

Deb Laufer talks about INFORMED CONSENT, which she is workshopping this summer, and we are producing the world premiere of next year.

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LauferWhere are you from originally? Where are you living now?
I grew up in Liberty, NY – the Catskills. Now I’m living outside NYC.

What first drew you to a life in the theatre and playwriting, in particular?
I was an actor for 15 years, did some standup. Then, when I was pregnant with my first son I realized being out every night wasn’t going to work. Writing stand-up gave me courage to try to write a play. I did, and I was hooked.

What is the first play you ever wrote and has it been produced?
That first play was called MINIATURES, (an hour-long one act) and I got to perform in it with the theater company I belonged to in NYC, Polaris North. It was the thrill of my life. It was produced at a few small theaters after that, including the Wedge at the Hangar Theater in…

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TACTICS: interview with Julie Felise Dubiner

Great article from friend and colleague Julie Felise Dubiner.

Works by Women San Francisco

Welcome to the TACTICS (Theater Artists’ Collected Thoughts Insights Challenges & Strategies for Gender Parity Advocacy) interview series curated by Amy Clare Tasker.

Women are underrepresented on and off stage. The problem is clear. The causes are thorny, complex, and controversial; the solutions equally so. Many women and men have worked toward change for decades, and more are now asking, “What can we do?” The TACTICS interview series investigates what our community is already doing, what we’ve tried, and what we can do next to advocate for equal and better representation of women in theater.

Julie Felise Dubiner

JULIE FELISE DUBINER
Associate Director American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle
Oregon Shakespeare Festival

ACT: Who are you? Can you give me some background on how you came to be an advocate for gender parity in theater?

I’m Julie Felise Dubiner. I’ve been working in professional theater for over 20 years now –…

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