Jewish Youth during the Holocaust

Anne Frank became the voice for millions of Jews who were a part of the Holocaust. But something that often gets overlooked is the fact that her vivacious voice came from a thirteen year old girl. Whenever the Holocaust is discussed, we tend to look at it as a statistic. Up to 6 million Jews were killed, … Continue reading Jewish Youth during the Holocaust

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Spoilers and THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

As the dramaturg for Geva's production of The Diary of Anne Frank, I've been thinking a lot over the past few months about Anne's story. It's been especially troubling to note how many of today's current events and hot topics bring to mind the Frank family and the circumstances that drove them into hiding over 75 … Continue reading Spoilers and THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

Behind the Scenes of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank  has begun its first week of performances at Geva Theatre Center, I sat in on the technical rehearsal before the first public audience. You may not know that before the theatre is filled with an audience, it is filled with tables. And sitting at these tables are the director, lighting designer, scenic … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of Anne Frank

Helen Levinson: A Story of Survival

As Geva embarks on The Diary of Anne Frank - the story of a young Jewish girl in hiding from the Nazis who eventually perished in the Holocaust - we take a moment to think about survivors. While Anne Frank did not survive, many individuals survived by luck and perseverance. We are fortunate to be … Continue reading Helen Levinson: A Story of Survival

The Journey of Anne Frank’s Diary

Rehearsals for The Diary of Anne Frank are well underway here at Geva Theatre Center. So let's take a look at the diary that has traveled through so many hoops to become the well-loved classic it is today.

The Writers in Our Backyard

This week, the annual 2 Pages/2 Voices event took place at Writers & Books. 2 Pages/2 Voices is collaboration between Geva Theatre Center and Writers & Books, Rochester’s literary center. Every year we accept submissions of plays that are only two pages long and only have two characters. We select ten of them, and, during … Continue reading The Writers in Our Backyard