Cohort Year 2 Wrap Up: “one of the greatest testaments to human skill, ingenuity, and spirit that I know.”

“If you enjoy watching any creative process, an artist creating their work, this is something you just have to see!!“   We just finished up our second year of the Cohort Club. As reported last year, our first attempt was a smash success. In the same year that we initiated this program, Geva saw a rise … Continue reading Cohort Year 2 Wrap Up: “one of the greatest testaments to human skill, ingenuity, and spirit that I know.”

A Cohort’s Final Thoughts on All Your Questions Answered

"After seeing numerous rehearsals in my role as cohort, I saw the show with a public audience at the Saturday matinee this past weekend. It had a couple of tech elements that I hadn’t fully seen in rehearsals, but overall it was just a nearly flawless execution of the hard work put in by these … Continue reading A Cohort’s Final Thoughts on All Your Questions Answered

Cohort Review #2

All Your Questions Answered" - Opening Night! (All Your Questions Answered, written by Greg Kotis and directed by Sean Daniels, will open September 19 at the Geva Theatre as part of the Rochester Fringe Festival) "We went to opening night with our friends Colleen and Bill.   While we were waiting to enter the theatre, we noticed … Continue reading Cohort Review #2

Cohort Review #roc #geva?s

"So....the Opening happened. Last night was the night....and what a great time! In the Lobby before the show I saw Sean...all dressed up (I think I even saw a tie!) in a sport coat....pacing! When I mentioned something to him about pacing he said "Yup...nothing left to do now." But...I did see on the closed … Continue reading Cohort Review #roc #geva?s

The real mastermind of AYQA revealed! (Spoiler alert: it’s stage management) #roc #geva?s

Another great cohort blog: "Yesterday I attended the rehearsal where Sean announced that they were going to make some changes! I can't imagine what hearing those words would feel like when you have been working on something for 4 weeks and it is 2 weeks to opening.....but it turned out fine. In fact, better than … Continue reading The real mastermind of AYQA revealed! (Spoiler alert: it’s stage management) #roc #geva?s

Cohort Paul Root reports on our run thru #geva?s

"I saw an early run thru of the play at the beginning of the past week. While there were some jagged edges, I was amazed that in a span of eleven days – from day one when I was present for the first READ THRU of the play ever done with a group -- that … Continue reading Cohort Paul Root reports on our run thru #geva?s

Week Three Thoughts from Cohort Betti Abbas #geva?s

"Saw my first run-through this morning. Nice to put the pieces together. Loved the warm-ups the actors were doing. Actually overheard one group running lines...and thought they were just talking about something that actually happened in their own lives! I'm thinking the title sets up the wrong expectations.....Show seems more like All Your Answers Questioned.....;-) … Continue reading Week Three Thoughts from Cohort Betti Abbas #geva?s

Here’s much of what I love about Greg Kotis

(This appears as the Director's Notes in the program of ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED - though you don't get the amazing pictures there) Here’s much of what I love about Greg Kotis. He grew up doing “poor theater”. He did storefront theater in Chicago, where you have to rely on theatricality, charm and energy to … Continue reading Here’s much of what I love about Greg Kotis

2nd Week Observations of A Cohort – By Paul Root

"Lots of moving parts involved in the development of any play, but more so a musical, more so a musical-satirical play, more so a never-before-produced-Greg Kotis-original-musical-satirical play. All Your Questions Answered is all of this. Maybe there is some reprieve from the challenges involved because the play is a series of shorts – I don’t … Continue reading 2nd Week Observations of A Cohort – By Paul Root