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.
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.
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.
With HAIR running on the Wilson Stage and the Fringe Festival on the Fielding Stage, Geva's Rehearsal Hall is being prepped for the beginning of THURGOOD rehearsals, which start next week. This play, written by George Stevens, Jr., is a tour de force for one actor, as the audience engages directly with former Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall. And before we dive into rehearsals, we'd like to introduce you to the team bringing Marshall to life onstage.
Tara Lake describes the inspiration for and creation of her show I Know It Was the Blood: The Totally True Adventures of a Newfangled Black Woman.
Here's a bit about what to expect from this year's collaboration between choreographers Heather Roffe and James Hansen, Merged VI.
Director, choreographer, and Rochester native Daniel Gwirtzman shares the story of creating his show Encore and bringing it to theatres, schools, and outdoor stages around New York City, the state, and the world.