In the fifth episode of Out of the Rehearsal Hall, Esther Winter, creative producer for Recognition Radio, and Jenni Werner talk with sound designers David K. Samba and Justin Ellington about jazz music, the nature of collaboration, sound design and composition as an out of body experience, what it means to “play with subs” and how we’re all sound designers at heart, even if we don’t know it yet.
REVIVAL The Resurrection of Son House has been in the works here at Geva for almost five years now. This electric story about a man’s journey to redemption through heavenly trials and singing the Blues has come a long, ever-evolving, loop-de-looping way from the script it started out as. In the scant free time between … Continue reading An Inside Look at the Making of REVIVAL with Playwright & Director Keith Glover
They say fortune favors the brave, and they also say that fortune favors the prepared mind (although that doesn't sound as poetic...). As I think about writer/director Deborah Zoe Laufer's play FORTUNE, both phrases feel somehow appropriate. It takes courage to reinvent yourself artistically, and artists are continually preparing and rehearsing the art of collaboration. I asked Deborah to share some insights about this process, as we prepare to present this production from the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca.
This weekend I was able to witness what it was like to see a show in the very beginning of its life, beginning with a piece that is seldom thought of in the creation of it all, the script.
Choreographer Julio Agustin joins Geva Theatre Center for our first production of the 2017-2018 season, In the Heights! Julio has performed on Broadway in some excellent shows you may be familiar with - including Chicago and the revival of Bells Are Ringing, in addition to appearing in the original Broadway companies of Fosse, Never Gonna Dance, Steel Pier, and Women on … Continue reading Meet IN THE HEIGHTS Choreographer Julio Agustin
Kimberly Senior, directing OTHER THAN HONORABLE in 2016-2017, wins directing award.
Have you ever wondered what goes through an actor's mind on opening night? Nora Cole, who wrote and performed in Katherine's Colored Lieutenant shares exactly that, in this blog, written as part of her Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship, which allowed Nora to spend the last two years researching and writing this fascinating story. As part of that … Continue reading Opening Night – From the Actors’ Point of View
Wait Until Dark opened this past weekend, and it's every bit the thriller I remembered from the movies! I talked with director David Ira Goldstein during rehearsals, and asked him a few questions about the process. JW: This is the second time you’ve directed at Geva – the first was 2005’s A Marvelous Party: The … Continue reading Talking about Thrills and Chills
When Geva brings in artists - actors, designers, directors, choreographers, etc. - they stay in Geva's artist housing, which is about to get an exciting new upgrade! On Monday, property owner/investor Eduard Nakhamkin and developers Patrick Dutton and Luke Dutton announced that they have partnered with Geva Theatre Center and are developing one of the … Continue reading A New Home for Geva’s Artists
We are proud to announce the following actors will be starring in the World Premiere of Deb Laufer's INFORMED CONSENT. It's a true ensemble piece, with each of the actors playing multiple roles thru-out the piece. The All-Star ensemble that will be doing that... Jessie Wortham (who Geva audiences will remember from THE BOOK CLUB … Continue reading Cast announced for World Premiere production of INFORMED CONSENT #gevaDNA #roc