The Author’s Voice: Lila Rose Kaplan

With the first performance of THE MAGICIAN'S DAUGHTER coming up tonight, it seems like a great time to share some thoughts from playwright Lila Rose Kaplan on the play, her writing career, and the things that inspire her. Unfortunately, she and the whole creative team are pretty busy this afternoon. But don't worry, I've got something up my sleeve.

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HARD CELL Playwright Brent Askari Talks Comedy

One week into rehearsals for the world premiere of HARD CELL, the cast is doing some great work and our sides are all a little sore from laughing. Playwright Brent Askari has been busy polishing the script and tweaking jokes so they land just right, but he also took some time to share with us some thoughts about what makes things funny and where this play came from.

A FORTUNE-ate Interview…

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. 

A Weekend Spent in PANORAMA

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.

Malala in America’s HEARTLAND

“One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world” - Malala Yousafzai Getee Banks of Gabriel Jason Dean’s Heartland is a foreign aid worker who goes to teach in the girls’ section of the Blue Sky School in Maidan Shar, Afghanistan, the country from which she herself was adopted. Getee navigates … Continue reading Malala in America’s HEARTLAND

Meet Gabriel Jason Dean, Playwright of HEARTLAND

The world premiere of Gabriel Jason Dean’s play HEARTLAND is coming to Geva Theatre Center’s Fielding Stage and will run from March 17th to April 1st. A story of love, loss, and language, HEARTLAND follows the relationship that develops between distinguished University of Nebraska Comparative Literature professor, Dr. Harold Banks, and Afghan refugee, Nazrullah, when Nazrullah … Continue reading Meet Gabriel Jason Dean, Playwright of HEARTLAND

Meet Jamie Pachino, Playwright of Other Than Honorable!

Geva's halls are buzzing with activity as we prepare to begin public performances of  Other Than Honorable tomorrow evening! The play, written by Jamie Pachino and directed by Kimberly Senior, tells the empowering story of a female military lawyer fighting for justice. Our playwright, Jamie, is equally inspiring in her success in multiple performing arts … Continue reading Meet Jamie Pachino, Playwright of Other Than Honorable!