Meet the Playwright: Maria Brandt #FONT

What is it like to live the life of a writer? They lead what some would call a double life. Ordinary, everyday citizen by day, writer by whatever spare time they have left. In fact, many have very successful careers outside of their writing. Take Maria Brandt, for example. Not only is one of her scripts … Continue reading Meet the Playwright: Maria Brandt #FONT

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Meet the Playwright: Nora Cole #FONT

Geva's 2014 Festival of New Theatre (FONT) kicks off tonight at 7 PM with a reading of Katherine’s Colored Lieutenant, an original work by playwright and actor Nora Cole. In writing the play, Nora dug deep into her family’s history to tell the story of her uncle, a Tuskegee airman, and her aunt, a Louisville … Continue reading Meet the Playwright: Nora Cole #FONT

Meet the Playwright: Christina Gorman #FONT

On October 29th, Geva’s Fesitval of New Theatre (FONT) will present Christina Gorman’s Far From the Trees in a one-night-only staged reading. In the play, an Oregon widower spends his days unearthing the forest of petrified trees he’s discovered on his land.  When his nephew is expelled from graduate school for “academic sabotage,” the university … Continue reading Meet the Playwright: Christina Gorman #FONT

Getting to Know the Playwright: An Interview with Victor Lesniewski

Victor Lesniewski(Photo: Joshua Bright, The New York Times)Have you ever wondered what it’s like to write a play? For most of us, the mere idea is daunting enough. Let’s face it, many of us, myself included, found it tough to write papers for school, much less write an entire play! Believe it or not, there … Continue reading Getting to Know the Playwright: An Interview with Victor Lesniewski

Different Sides of Boston #GevaPeople

Many contemporary playwrights, all too aware of the economic and logistical constraints involved in putting on a straight play, will limit their scripts to one setting. Sometimes, they might have the action take on an inventive quality that allows a unit set to function as many different types of environments. But David Lindsay-Abaire’s Boston-set Good … Continue reading Different Sides of Boston #GevaPeople

Clothing GOOD PEOPLE

Good People marks the fifth Geva production for which Devon Painter has designed the costumes. I asked Devon for her take on working at Geva, and creating a look for the characters in this funny and moving drama. JW: You’ve designed the costumes for quite a few productions here at Geva – do you have a favorite … Continue reading Clothing GOOD PEOPLE

Meet the good people behind GOOD PEOPLE

GEVA’S 42nd SEASON CONTINUES WITH GOOD PEOPLE Tony-nominated play by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire is second production of ESL 2014-2015 Wilson Mainstage Season. Geva Theatre Center presents Good People – the Broadway comedy-drama about culture, class and luck by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Mark Cuddy. Good People begins performances October 21, opens … Continue reading Meet the good people behind GOOD PEOPLE