Here at Geva Theatre Center, we've been able to reach our younger audiences through student matinees and it's been amazing to witness the impact The Diary of Anne Frank has on those who come. Theatre is a tricky beast in that most of the time when an audience leaves the theatre, you never get to know if you hit your mark with … Continue reading TalkBack with Rochester Holocaust Survivor Steven Hess
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
6 actors, 86 changes, 32 wigs, and 94 minutes.
As we prepare for the mutli-talented Erma Bombeck to make her appearance on the Fielding Stage at Geva Theatre Center, we chat with actress Pam Sherman.
Geva’s annual Summer Curtain Call is more than just a fundraiser—it’s a celebration of the Rochester community, and a vibrant party to support arts education initiatives for local students. This year’s event will take place on Friday, May 19th, 2017, thanks to our Honorary Co-Chairs, Arunas and Pam Chesonis. Staging A Gala: An immense amount … Continue reading Get Ready to Party! Summer Curtain Call 2017
Theatre artists have a pretty good understanding of what would make playwright George S. Kaufman (of Kaufman and Hart fame) say, "When I was born, I owed twelve dollars." As an artist, you're always trying to figure out how to fund the next project, what kind of a job to get to pay the bills, … Continue reading Getting to Know You: Institutional Giving Manager Mary Tiballi Hoffman
Ahh, summer. It's almost really here - can't you feel the seasons changing? At Geva, the beginning of summer is signaled by the theatre's annual Summer Curtain Call, a benefit event for our education programs, which serve up to 40,000 people each year including over 16,000 children and youth. Two weeks ago (sorry, I guess it took … Continue reading A Spiderman Surprise Raises Big $$ at Geva’s Summer Curtain Call