Tate DeCaro April 30, 2014 Cohorting: Round Two.... or shall we say, “It’s the second inning.” "First, let me talk baseball, because this play has got me thinking about it more than I already do (which is truly saying something!). At the first read-through and rehearsal for Tinkers to Evers to Chance on Saturday, … Continue reading “It’s the most romantic and optimistic thing you could do, to be a sports fan.”
This post is part of the Behind the Scenes series, an introduction to all the departments at Geva and how they help make our shows happen. My list titled "People I Don't Know What I'd Do Without" is long, but Jen Everdyke and Katelyn Machnica are right up there at the top. They're Geva's Administrative Assistants, … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Administrative Assistants
Take Two My Life as a Cohort On to the Nextstage Leslie Locketz April 29, 2014 "Just two and a half months have passed since we began our Cohort experience with the first reading of the world premiere of Informed Consent. The cast, the set, and the playwright have moved on to the Cleveland Playhouse … Continue reading “in baseball, every game is determined by a single event, and this is also so in our lives.”
And it begins again....the magic of making theatre. The professionals sit around the table and we, the watchers, sit at the edge. We listen and observe and learn. This is a play about baseball. Not any baseball but the Chicago Cubs baseball. But it is not just about baseball. And we sit and listen and … Continue reading “And it begins again….the magic of making theatre.”
Tinkers to Evers to Chance – a first look by David and Anna Marie Barclay Lucky to be members of Director Sean Daniels Cohort Club we were privileged to sit in on the first read through of this new play by Mat Smart. After introductions around the room the actors James Cravens and Emily … Continue reading Tinker To Evers To Chance: First Rehearsal
Mat Smart, author of Geva's upcoming world premiere production Tinker to Evers to Chance, loves both sports and theatre. I guess that's a pretty obvious thing to say about a guy who wrote a play about baseball. What seems less obvious is the connection between loving sports and loving theatre - until Mat explains it, and then … Continue reading The Problem with Loving Sports and Theatre
You’ve heard of Throwback Thursday… You’ve heard of Follow Friday… Now it’s time for something even better… Whitman Wednesday! In honor of Walt Whitman, the “poet of the people” whose writing serves as the basis for I and You, Lauren Gunderson’s play currently running in the Nextstage here at Geva, the literary department decrees today … Continue reading Happy Whitman Wednesday!