FONT: What to Expect

Geva is excited to present this year’s Festival of New Theatre (FONT). Every year on the Fielding Stage, new works in early stages are presented by playwrights (of all ages) from the Rochester area, and by writers commissioned by Geva Theatre Center. In the 90s, FONT used to be called The Hibernatus Interruptus Festival – … Continue reading FONT: What to Expect

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“Said the Lady with the Alligator Purse.” Costuming for THE AGITATORS

How do you costume for a production about a 50-year-long friendship? The Agitators tells the story of the (almost) lifelong friendship between Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, taking place over the span of 46 years (The Agitators tracks the friendship from 1849 to 1895). The latter half of the 19th century saw the Civil … Continue reading “Said the Lady with the Alligator Purse.” Costuming for THE AGITATORS

Play Ball: Baseball in THE AGITATORS

Mat Smart loves baseball. In his last show with Geva, Tinker to Evers to Chance, he explored family dynamics around the biggest Chicago Cubs game of the year. It’s only natural that baseball would make its way into his play The Agitators. Even more fitting than Smart’s love of the game is the fact that … Continue reading Play Ball: Baseball in THE AGITATORS

Developing THE AGITATORS: A Timeline

Like any new play, The Agitators has had a long road of development from inspiration to the stage. From start to finish it took around three years for Mat Smart to develop his play about Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass’ little-known friendship. Explore the history of The Agitators and its development from Mat Smart’s first … Continue reading Developing THE AGITATORS: A Timeline

IN THE HEIGHTS Enjoys Rochester and Lends a Hand

Our production of In the Heights has been playing to sold out audiences on the Wilson stage. When the cast isn't enjoying the enormous success of their show, they've been enjoying the Rochester area and raising money for great causes. Yassmin Alers (who plays Abuela Claudia in our production) has been enjoying the sights. And Tony … Continue reading IN THE HEIGHTS Enjoys Rochester and Lends a Hand

M. Bevin O’Gara on SMART PEOPLE, Leadership, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

M. Bevin O’Gara is The Kitchen Theatre Company’s Artistic Director. She sat down with Geva's literary fellow, Gabriella Steinberg, to talk about The Kitchen's production of Smart People, by Lydia Diamond, on stage at Geva Theatre Center from October 5th to the 22nd. Gabriella Steinberg: Kitchen Theatre’s mission is so brilliantly summed up as the following: "Important … Continue reading M. Bevin O’Gara on SMART PEOPLE, Leadership, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Science of SMART PEOPLE

Geva is excited to present The Kitchen Theatre Company’s production of Smart People, by Lydia Diamond and directed by Summer L. Williams. Smart People will run at Geva Theatre Center from October 5-22, 2017 in the Fielding Stage. In Smart People, we meet Brian – a white professor of neuroscience out to prove that racial … Continue reading The Science of SMART PEOPLE