The Steps to a Perfect Set Design: Bringing to Life Dmitri’s Restaurant for Slow Food

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.

How to be Human

Before rehearsals for Stephen Karam's play The Humans even began, director Mark Cuddy made a point to get a few Blake family rules established with the cast. Because is it really a family Thanksgiving if there aren’t those little touchy subjects everyone knows not to bring up over dinner? There are three rules which pretty much … Continue reading How to be Human

Overheard from the Front Desk: A Christmas Carol

Jess Meyer-Crosby shares what he's overheard from his desk near the rehearsal hall and bustling public waiting areas as A CHRISTMAS CAROL gets ready for the stage.

Step into the Artistic Process

Intellectually, we know that there is a process to creativity: it takes time and a fair amount of trial and error to create something new. It’s a rare thing, however, to witness creation firsthand. Geva Theatre Center’s annual Festival of New Theatre (FONT), (October 30 through Dec. 2) is an opportunity to do just that.

A Labor of Love

The Other Josh Cohen, by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen, is running onstage now until February 4th. It's a deceptive little musical – on the page, it’s a playful story that unfolds cleverly and simply, occasionally breaking into song. But in the reality of the theatre, it’s a whole other animal. In order to create this … Continue reading A Labor of Love

Meet IN THE HEIGHTS Choreographer Julio Agustin

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