“While we learned a lot from our professional counterparts, we were encouraged to remain true to our choices and voices.”

The following post was written by Bridget Welch, a student at Mendon High School, and a participant in Geva's Stage Door Project: The Diary of Anne Frank. Join us on Thursday, March 15th at 7:30pm on Geva's Wilson Stage as the Mendon High School cast performs their version of The Diary of Anne Frank on the set … Continue reading “While we learned a lot from our professional counterparts, we were encouraged to remain true to our choices and voices.”

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“Having access to professionals in the real world, especially as a high school senior, is meaningful.”

The following post was written by Amy Azzara, a student at Mendon High School, and a participant in Geva's Stage Door Project: The Diary of Anne Frank. Join us on Thursday, March 15th at 7:30pm on Geva's Wilson Stage as the Mendon High School cast performs their version of The Diary of Anne Frank on the set … Continue reading “Having access to professionals in the real world, especially as a high school senior, is meaningful.”

TalkBack with Rochester Holocaust Survivor Steven Hess

Here at Geva Theatre Center, we've been able to reach our younger audiences through student matinees and it's been amazing to witness the impact The Diary of Anne Frank has on those who come. Theatre is a tricky beast in that most of the time when an audience leaves the theatre, you never get to know if you hit your mark with … Continue reading TalkBack with Rochester Holocaust Survivor Steven Hess

“Being able to exercise my passion is the most amazing part of it all!”

The following post was written by Bayley Wivell, a student at Mendon High School, and a participant in Geva's Stage Door Project: The Diary of Anne Frank. Join us on Thursday, March 15th at 7:30pm on Geva's Wilson Stage as the Mendon High School cast performs their version of The Diary of Anne Frank on the set … Continue reading “Being able to exercise my passion is the most amazing part of it all!”

A Look at Gevas Past Playbills

Within Geva's Lipson Lounge, underwritten by Dawn Lipson and the late Dr. Jacques Lipson, there is a collection of all the playbills from every show ever produced at Geva. But unfortunately, there's almost an entire decade missing from the collection. Recently, I had the opportunity to go through a large number of donated playbills, in an attempt … Continue reading A Look at Gevas Past Playbills

Meet Gabriel Jason Dean, Playwright of HEARTLAND

The world premiere of Gabriel Jason Dean’s play HEARTLAND is coming to Geva Theatre Center’s Fielding Stage and will run from March 17th to April 1st. A story of love, loss, and language, HEARTLAND follows the relationship that develops between distinguished University of Nebraska Comparative Literature professor, Dr. Harold Banks, and Afghan refugee, Nazrullah, when Nazrullah … Continue reading Meet Gabriel Jason Dean, Playwright of HEARTLAND

Jewish Youth during the Holocaust

Anne Frank became the voice for millions of Jews who were a part of the Holocaust. But something that often gets overlooked is the fact that her vivacious voice came from a thirteen year old girl. Whenever the Holocaust is discussed, we tend to look at it as a statistic. Up to 6 million Jews were killed, … Continue reading Jewish Youth during the Holocaust