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 FORTUNE-ate Interview…

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. 

Introducing THURGOOD

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.