We’re barreling toward opening night of Sister Act, which sadly marks the end of my time as a literary intern at Geva Theatre Center. It’s been a lot of fun working with everyone here, and getting to see a show come to life the way Sister Act has is utterly amazing. I attended Sister Act’s … Continue reading An Inside Look with a Literary Intern
Category: Behind the scenes
Airness is in the middle of rehearsals at Geva, set to open on January 11, 2022. If you haven't yet checked out Part 1 of David's interview with Jason "Lt. Facemelter" Farnan, you can find that here. Jason "Lt. Facemelter" Farnan hoists a transparent guitar and wears the championship belt after his 2013 victory in … Continue reading Clearing the Air with Jason “Lt. Facemelter” Farnan (Part 2)
Geva's production of Airness, by Chelsea Marcantel, begins rehearsing on December 14 and will kick off Season 49 on January 11, 2022. I reached out to Jason Farnan, 2003 RIT graduate and 2013 US Air Guitar National Champion, who performs under the persona "Lt. Facemelter," to chat about his air guitar experiences. David Kensek: What … Continue reading Clearing the Air with Jason “Lt. Facemelter” Farnan (Part 1)
This post is part of a series exploring international celebrations in the month of December. A Christmas Carol is cherished by those who celebrate Christmas, yet other holidays around the world feature their own annual customs. Goa Liberation Day (Dec. 19) India earned its independence from Britain in 1947. The province of Goa, 250 miles … Continue reading December Holidays Around the World (Part 2)
The story of A Christmas Carol is a holiday classic, but there are dozens of other international celebrations that take place in December as well, each featuring their own history, customs and significance. Let's take the time this holiday season to explore the December celebrations around the world! Hanukkah (Nov. 28-Dec. 6) The dates of … Continue reading December Holidays Around the World (Part 1)
Rocío Mendez (they/she) was brought onto Vietgone as the fight, movement, and intimacy director before the COVID-19 pandemic. in June 2020, Rocío joined us for an episode of Geva's Out of the Rehearsal Hall podcast when production was halted. Since that time, they have worked as fight consultant on the bilingual radio adaptation Romeo y … Continue reading Demystifying the Role of Intimacy Director
Sit in on a conversation between sound designer Andrew Wilhelm and dramaturg Jean Ryon about the many musical instruments in Geva's production of ONCE.
When walking into a theatre, the stage is typically one of the first things a person's eye is drawn to. Often, the set can hint at what kind of performance that person is going to see - the location, the time period, the tone, etc. Each element of the set design is a symbol to be digested and interpreted by an audience that influences the way they experience the show.
An in-depth look at process behind creating a realistic pint of beer in theatre.
As Sheriff Terry Burton in HARD CELL, Jen Cody does and says some pretty hilarious things - but she took her preparations for the role quite seriously. Her research included a Saturday night ride-along during the second week of rehearsals with an officer from the Ontario County Sheriff's Department.