Geva Theatre Center is honored to produce the world premiere production of Jamie Pachino‘s play Other Than Honorable, directed by Kimberly Senior. We invited Meghan McGuire, a commercial litigation attorney at Nixon Peabody to attend a rehearsal and the very first performance of the play on our stage. Here's how she reacted after seeing the play.
We invited Iskra Bonanno, associate at Harter, Secrest and Emery LLP to attend a rehearsal and the very first performance of the play on our stage of Jamie Pachino's play Other Than Honorable. Here are some of her thoughts about the relevance of this story in her own life and work.
"Wednesday night I did a cool thing. Jenn Lyons, the Stage Manager for "Little Shop of Horrors" at Geva allowed me to sit over her shoulder with a headset and to experience how theater takes place. If it wasn't for the stage manager, the actors would still be sitting in the green room and the … Continue reading A Cohort watches the show from the booth
Cohort Report 25 January 2015 Meredith Reiniger Geva’s ripples. Geva tossed a stone into the pool. The first professional theatre to create a Cohort Club, Geva has gained attention across the land with their unique connection to their community. I knew I would be fascinated by the whole process. I had not expected to fall … Continue reading From the Cohort Club: Geva’s Ripples by Meredith Reiniger
A Cohort Club Blog Post by James McCusker 7 January 2015 "A single piece of modern furniture changes everything. Stick an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman into your living room and suddenly that overstuffed La-Z-Boy now needs to be replaced with a Nelson Marshmallow couch. Out goes Uncle Charlie’s yard sale coffee table and in comes a … Continue reading Let’s Hear it for the Lady Who Lunches — Everybody Rise! by James McCusker
Cohort report #2 LSOH by Meredith Reiniger 5 January 2015 "Geva Theatre. Show time. I feel the magic. House lights bright, I take my subscription seat, ready for transportations. The set shouts “LOOK at spectacular me! Look for my messages.” Soon darkness hides my present; I willingly suspend disbelief to become the proverbial little mouse … Continue reading “We walked through the plan for eating people with puppets.”
"You Know the Meek are Gonna Get What’s Comin’ to’ Em" By James McCusker 28 and 29 December 2014 Stephen Sondheim’s maxim “content dictates form” comes into play when constructing a production of any musical. But questions about the proper form can arise with content-crazy musicals such as The Rocky Horror Show, Batboy: The Musical or … Continue reading “You Know the Meek are Gonna Get What’s Comin’ to’ Em” By James McCusker
"As a Rochester native I’ve been going to Geva shows for as long as I can remember, so I was appropriately geeking out at the chance to get a glimpse behind the curtain through the Cohort Club. The first rehearsal I attended was the first full read-through with the cast. When I walked in there … Continue reading “It’s such a creative place and there’s so much more to it than what the public usually sees.” – Alanna Smith
Like a Kid in a Flower Shop by James McCusker 19 December 2014 "Inside Geva Theatre’s third floor rehearsal hall a well-controlled flurry of seventy or so people are swirling about with chicken wings, green salads and drinks teetering in hand. This rough head count doesn’t include about four or five children and the small … Continue reading Like a Kid in a Flower Shop #gevaLittleShop #gevacohort
Tate DeCaro May 25, 2014 "I got a chance to see the play twice this past week. It was my first time seeing the full set (I’d only seen rehearsals in the rehearsal room upstairs), and I fell in love with it on sight. On Wednesday night, I went to the show on my … Continue reading “That was too good to miss.” #roc