Blocking Begins in the Rehearsal Room

Director Skip Greer reports that Stephen Caffrey and John Ford-Dunker, our actors in Red, are up on their feet - blocking has begun. What, you might ask, does this mean? "Blocking" refers to the specific movements that actors make on the stage - where they go, when they go there, how they move (the tempo, … Continue reading Blocking Begins in the Rehearsal Room

Rehearsing a Revival #sonhouse

Seldom does a table reading of a new play leave me humming songs for days. But this week, I'm still ruminating on the songs in Keith Glover's new play, Revival: The Resurrection of Son House. We held a closed-door workshop of the play last week with an amazing cast, and what a week it was! … Continue reading Rehearsing a Revival #sonhouse

No More Secrets – Journey to the Son Festival Schedule Released! #sonhouse

I am really, really bad at keeping secrets. No kidding. My mom still tells the embarrassing story about how, as a 6 or 7 year old, I told her exactly what I had gotten her for Christmas, by telling her that I hadn't gotten it for her. (It was a heart-shaped key chain, with her name on … Continue reading No More Secrets – Journey to the Son Festival Schedule Released! #sonhouse

One Day in Mississippi

This is part three in a series of blog posts about legendary blues man Son House, as Geva prepares for a four-day festival celebrating his life and legacy at the end of August. This past September, director Skip Greer and I traveled to Mississippi to get a sense about where Son came from and visit … Continue reading One Day in Mississippi

Celebrating Blues Great Son House, part 2

This is the second post in a series about the legendary blues man, Son House, as Geva prepares for our four-day celebration of his life and legacy in August.  To this day, anyone who ever saw Son House perform can vividly describe what it was like to watch him. Videos, like this one of Son … Continue reading Celebrating Blues Great Son House, part 2

Punctuation Junction #gevaPARK #roc

I got to sit in on rehearsal yesterday for CLYBOURNE PARK and watch Artistic Director Mark Cuddy at work (he's directing this piece). One of the real joys of working here is getting to watch other director’s direct. It’s a giant thing missing in our field – the ability to see HOW other people do … Continue reading Punctuation Junction #gevaPARK #roc

Change & Tech!

Tech begins today!  For the whole LAST GAS team - it's a time of transition.  The set pieces and props are all seamlessly transported on and backstage by our amazing crew. Costumes are hung in the dressing rooms and our designers are here to make magic. Skip, the director, starts looking at the production in … Continue reading Change & Tech!

Set Model arrives for John Cariani’s LAST GAS

Oh, I love it when the set models come in, and you can really start to imagine the physical world of the play. Rob Koharchik has designed a beautiful set for John Cariani's play Last Gas, which starts rehearsals in a mere 10 days. Here's a sneak peek! The play takes place in a convenience store … Continue reading Set Model arrives for John Cariani’s LAST GAS