“If you enjoy watching any creative process, an artist creating their work, this is something you just have to see!!“ We just finished up our second year of the Cohort Club. As reported last year, our first attempt was a smash success. In the same year that we initiated this program, Geva saw a rise … Continue reading Cohort Year 2 Wrap Up: “one of the greatest testaments to human skill, ingenuity, and spirit that I know.”
For 39 STEPS, two of our community cohorts were high school students. Here's a journal entry from Maria Albanese, from Kendall. She's a theatre student in the Monroe-2 BOCES New Visions Program, a college/career exploration program. "Backstage Journal On November 9th, 2013 I was able to go back stage and see the production of 39 … Continue reading “Truly one of the best and most amazing experiences I have ever had.” #roc #geva39
"Just when I thought my GEVA Cohort learnings were done, I read Frank's show review and realized something else. While this surely is not be true for every show, for this show, the work in the scene shop and the props dept never stop. Nearly every report has something about either the set construction or … Continue reading “Another shout out to the props and scene shop” #roc #geva39 #2amt
"I finally had the luxury of sitting out front, with friends and family (I went not only with my husband, but his sister, and our friends/neighbors Eric (a Geva first-timer), and his wife Kathy), happily part of a sold-out performance. Watching the play unfolding, I was reminded of the opening number in A Funny Thing … Continue reading Tragedy Tomorrow, Comedy Tonight #roc #geva39
"The 39 Steps" | Theater | Rochester City Newspaper.
"On Wednesday night, I had the rare opportunity of seeing a show behind the scenes – literally! I had jumped on this invitation from Geva to get a backstage appreciation of the effort it takes to sustain the energy of a show, and luckily, I was the only visitor this evening. Theresa Campbell, the assistant … Continue reading From The Wings of 39 STEPS #roc #geva39
"Sunday Matinee...the website said the seats were Limited but the rest week is Festival of New Theatre so we took our chances and got seats in the Orchestra left. Not seats I would have picked out myself but not too many bad seats at GEVA. And...tho we missed the grand toss in the second act … Continue reading 39 STEPS COHORT REVIEW
"The 39 Steps - Part VII - Tech Talk So in the middle of one of the day’s tech rehearsals, Sean also had to factor in a “thing for the donors.” One of the benefits of supporting Geva at a certain level is a periodic invitation to peek behind the scenes, and this is potentially … Continue reading Tech!!!
"Wow! I went to my first full run through today and was blown away. It really felt as if I were watching a show, not just scenes. This was also the first time I’d been present where the number of people facing the ‘stage’ (rehearsals are still in the rehearsal hall, not on the actual stage – that will … Continue reading “Wow! I went to my first full run through today and was blown away” #roc #geva39