The Industry of Colorism: A History of Whitewashing in Hollywood

Whitewashing: when characters are written as global majority but are not cast authentically and the roles are given to white actors without changing the character's race to being white. OR when characters are written as global majority and then deliberately changed to being white and given to white actors.

The Importance of Hair in Steel Magnolias

In Geva Theatre's upcoming show, Steel Magnolias, the entire story takes place inside Truvy's Hair Hut. And there's no place quite like a hair salon to bring people together.

A Weekend Spent in PANORAMA

This weekend I was able to witness what it was like to see a show in the very beginning of its life, beginning with a piece that is seldom thought of in the creation of it all, the script.

A Conversation with One House Over’s Justin Huen

As Geva Theatre prepares for the opening of its third world premiere this season with One House Over, there are several people who have already been down this road. The director and cast of this show are fresh from a run at Milwaukee Rep that opened in February. All they have to do now is adjust … Continue reading A Conversation with One House Over’s Justin Huen

Behind the Scenes of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank  has begun its first week of performances at Geva Theatre Center, I sat in on the technical rehearsal before the first public audience. You may not know that before the theatre is filled with an audience, it is filled with tables. And sitting at these tables are the director, lighting designer, scenic … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of Anne Frank

The Journey of Anne Frank’s Diary

Rehearsals for The Diary of Anne Frank are well underway here at Geva Theatre Center. So let's take a look at the diary that has traveled through so many hoops to become the well-loved classic it is today.

Fresh Faces in A CHRISTMAS CAROL

This week, I set out to find out how our production departments handle remounting Geva's production of A Christmas Carol - currently in its 8th year! - each season. I was excited to learn about the intricate note-taking and organizational systems that get everything and everyone in the right place at the right time and curious about … Continue reading Fresh Faces in A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Romance Onstage and Off in Private Lives

Noël Coward’s Private Lives focuses on the tempestuous romance between divorcees Elyot Chase and Amanda Prynne. In our production, we happened to cast real-life couple David MacDonald and Monette Magrath as Coward’s infamously bickering pair…though thankfully, the actors’ offstage relationship is much more harmonious! Check out David and Monette’s recent interview with The Democrat & … Continue reading Romance Onstage and Off in Private Lives