It Takes An Army: Building The World of Other Than Honorable, Part 4

Geva is thrilled to present the world premiere of  Other Than Honorable, written by Jamie Pachino and directed by Kimberly Senior, running April 25-May 21! As our team plunges into tech rehearsals, we’re offering a behind-the-scenes series on how Geva constructs a new play for the Wilson Stage: On Friday, April 21st, I sat down … Continue reading It Takes An Army: Building The World of Other Than Honorable, Part 4

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Monday [or, A Ham’s Work Is Never Done]

This article is by guest author, Jessica Pautler, Geva’s resident Costume Crafts Artist. Costume Crafts are the non-clothing costume pieces, including neckwear, shoes, hats, jewelry & other accessories, as well as armor, helmets, & wings. Additionally the Costume Crafts include fabric modification, such as dyeing, painting, & distressing; and the use of non-fabric materials, such as … Continue reading Monday [or, A Ham’s Work Is Never Done]

Clothing GOOD PEOPLE

Good People marks the fifth Geva production for which Devon Painter has designed the costumes. I asked Devon for her take on working at Geva, and creating a look for the characters in this funny and moving drama. JW: You’ve designed the costumes for quite a few productions here at Geva – do you have a favorite … Continue reading Clothing GOOD PEOPLE

Behind the Scenes: The Costume Shop

This post is part of the Behind the Scenes series, an introduction to all the departments at Geva and how they help make our shows happen. The costume shop is a bit of an anomaly in Geva's production departments. In general, theatre shops are tasked with producing good fakes: "hardwood floors" that are really painted-on … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: The Costume Shop

A Word About Dress

A Word About Dress My Life as a Cohort Leslie Locketz March 4, 2014 Today is the two-week anniversary of the first rehearsal of Geva Theatre Center’s world-premiere production of Informed Consent. Such a lot has happened since the 70 or so staff, cast, cohorts, and community partners first met. The set, costumes, props, sound, … Continue reading A Word About Dress

Putting the Bun in the Oven #geva #gevapark #gevaclybourne

I just stopped by Geva's costume shop, as they are working on the final touches to the Clybourne Park costumes, designed by G.W. (Skip) Mercier. From the first day of rehearsals, when Skip presented the costume designs to the cast and our staff, I've been curious about how the shop was going to handle the pregnant characters … Continue reading Putting the Bun in the Oven #geva #gevapark #gevaclybourne

Getting to Know You: Wardrobe Manager Ana Maria Vallejo

In Walden, Henry David Thoreau claimed, "I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes." I imagine that Geva's wardrobe manager, Ana Maria Vallejo might appreciate this sentiment, and here's why. You know when an actress has on a gorgeous, complicated looking dress in one scene, then … Continue reading Getting to Know You: Wardrobe Manager Ana Maria Vallejo