It's Friday, and our production of Clybourne Park has just one more week in the rehearsal room before tech rehearsals begin onstage. In rehearsals, we always focus on language, and on the implications of the words of the playwright. Why does a character say what they say, when they say it? Why doesn't another character react, … Continue reading Power of Language #GEVA #gevapark #gevaclybourne
I got to sit in on rehearsal yesterday for CLYBOURNE PARK and watch Artistic Director Mark Cuddy at work (he's directing this piece). One of the real joys of working here is getting to watch other director’s direct. It’s a giant thing missing in our field – the ability to see HOW other people do … Continue reading Punctuation Junction #gevaPARK #roc
We are proud to announce the following actors will be starring in the World Premiere of Deb Laufer's INFORMED CONSENT. It's a true ensemble piece, with each of the actors playing multiple roles thru-out the piece. The All-Star ensemble that will be doing that... Jessie Wortham (who Geva audiences will remember from THE BOOK CLUB … Continue reading Cast announced for World Premiere production of INFORMED CONSENT #gevaDNA #roc
For the set of INFORMED CONSENT - we wanted to find a way to mix the classic with the modern. To reflect the idea that these stories we tell have been told for hundreds, if not thousands of years, and yet to us they feel new, dangerous, and that we're heading into uncharted territory. (also … Continue reading Set Design for INFORMED CONSENT
We've just wrapped up our first week of rehearsals for Geva's production of Bruce Norris' award-winning play, Clybourne Park. The play is Bruce Norris' response to Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. According to an interview in Reimagining A Raisin in the Sun: Four New Plays, a middle school in Houston provided Norris with his first contact with … Continue reading The Unnamed Character in Clybourne Park #GEVA #GEVACLYBOURNE
Geva Theatre Center’s 2014 Fielding Studio Series kicks off with Black Pearl Sings! by Frank Higgins. This production comes to Geva from The Kitchen Theatre Company in Ithaca and is directed by Sara Lampert Hoover. The production begins performances on January 23 and runs in the Fielding Nextstage through February 9. Music unites strangers and … Continue reading The Fielding Studio Series begins!
Black Pearl Sings! (coming up in the Fielding Nextstage later this month) is inspired by the true story of Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, a blues musician discovered by John and Alan Lomax in a Louisiana prison. The Lomaxes, a father-son folklore-preserving team, had been traveling the country collecting recordings of authentic folk songs. In an … Continue reading The True Story Behind Black Pearl Sings!