“While we learned a lot from our professional counterparts, we were encouraged to remain true to our choices and voices.”

The following post was written by Bridget Welch, a student at Mendon High School, and a participant in Geva's Stage Door Project: The Diary of Anne Frank. Join us on Thursday, March 15th at 7:30pm on Geva's Wilson Stage as the Mendon High School cast performs their version of The Diary of Anne Frank on the set … Continue reading “While we learned a lot from our professional counterparts, we were encouraged to remain true to our choices and voices.”

“Having access to professionals in the real world, especially as a high school senior, is meaningful.”

The following post was written by Amy Azzara, a student at Mendon High School, and a participant in Geva's Stage Door Project: The Diary of Anne Frank. Join us on Thursday, March 15th at 7:30pm on Geva's Wilson Stage as the Mendon High School cast performs their version of The Diary of Anne Frank on the set … Continue reading “Having access to professionals in the real world, especially as a high school senior, is meaningful.”

TalkBack with Rochester Holocaust Survivor Steven Hess

Here at Geva Theatre Center, we've been able to reach our younger audiences through student matinees and it's been amazing to witness the impact The Diary of Anne Frank has on those who come. Theatre is a tricky beast in that most of the time when an audience leaves the theatre, you never get to know if you hit your mark with … Continue reading TalkBack with Rochester Holocaust Survivor Steven Hess

“Being able to exercise my passion is the most amazing part of it all!”

The following post was written by Bayley Wivell, a student at Mendon High School, and a participant in Geva's Stage Door Project: The Diary of Anne Frank. Join us on Thursday, March 15th at 7:30pm on Geva's Wilson Stage as the Mendon High School cast performs their version of The Diary of Anne Frank on the set … Continue reading “Being able to exercise my passion is the most amazing part of it all!”

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

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.