100 Years of Women’s Suffrage – Day 5: My Liberation is Bound Up in Yours

Votes for Women! Throughout the week, we have been celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage in New York State on Geva Journal. With The Agitators onstage at Geva until November 12, Susan B. Anthony, our own hometown hero in the fight for women’s suffrage, is on our minds. But in all this celebration, it's important to remember … Continue reading 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage – Day 5: My Liberation is Bound Up in Yours

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100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in New York State – Day 3: Nasty Women

Votes for Women! Throughout the week, we have been celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage in New York State on Geva Journal. With The Agitators onstage at Geva until November 12, Susan B. Anthony, our own hometown hero in the fight for women’s suffrage, is on our minds. We are proud to devote Day 3 … Continue reading 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in New York State – Day 3: Nasty Women

100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in New York State – Day 2: “I Voted”

Votes for Women! Throughout the week, we will be celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage in New York State on Geva Journal. With The Agitators onstage at Geva until November 12, Susan B. Anthony, our own hometown hero in the fight for women’s suffrage, is on our minds. Today, November 7th, is an election day in New … Continue reading 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in New York State – Day 2: “I Voted”

100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in New York State – Day 1: The Road to the Vote.

Votes for Women! Throughout the week, we will be celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage in New York State on Geva Journal. With The Agitators onstage at Geva until November 12, Susan B. Anthony, our own hometown hero in the fight for women’s suffrage, is on our minds. Today, November 6th, marks the centennial. We’re … Continue reading 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in New York State – Day 1: The Road to the Vote.

FONT: What to Expect

Geva is excited to present this year’s Festival of New Theatre (FONT). Every year on the Fielding Stage, new works in early stages are presented by playwrights (of all ages) from the Rochester area, and by writers commissioned by Geva Theatre Center. In the 90s, FONT used to be called The Hibernatus Interruptus Festival – … Continue reading FONT: What to Expect

“Said the Lady with the Alligator Purse.” Costuming for THE AGITATORS

How do you costume for a production about a 50-year-long friendship? The Agitators tells the story of the (almost) lifelong friendship between Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, taking place over the span of 46 years (The Agitators tracks the friendship from 1849 to 1895). The latter half of the 19th century saw the Civil … Continue reading “Said the Lady with the Alligator Purse.” Costuming for THE AGITATORS

Play Ball: Baseball in THE AGITATORS

Mat Smart loves baseball. In his last show with Geva, Tinker to Evers to Chance, he explored family dynamics around the biggest Chicago Cubs game of the year. It’s only natural that baseball would make its way into his play The Agitators. Even more fitting than Smart’s love of the game is the fact that … Continue reading Play Ball: Baseball in THE AGITATORS