It has been 3 months and 19 days since my first day here at Geva Theatre Center as a Literary Intern. Walking in on my first day, I was feeling a number of emotions, from nervous and shy to excited and simply in awe of everything around me. And after writing for the Geva Journal this long, … Continue reading Let’s talk about Dramaturgy
For our third and final Hornets' Nest of the season, we take a look at Michael Weller's play, Buyer Beware. In this play we meet Ron, a Brandeis College student who has a new-found fascination with the performances of Lenny Bruce. After discovering Bruce's work in the school's archives, Ron is eager to create a performance in honor of the … Continue reading Hornets’ Nest creates a conversation about Freedom of Speech here at Geva
As Gabriel Jason Dean’s Heartland heads into its final week at Geva, we’d like to introduce you to one of the unseen collaborators on the play, cultural consultant and translator Humaira Ghilazi. Born and raised in Kabul, Humaira and her family fled Afghanistan during the Russian occupation. While growing up in the United States wasn’t easy … Continue reading A Conversation with HEARTLAND consultant Humaira Ghilazi
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
Within Geva's Lipson Lounge, underwritten by Dawn Lipson and the late Dr. Jacques Lipson, there is a collection of all the playbills from every show ever produced at Geva. But unfortunately, there's almost an entire decade missing from the collection. Recently, I had the opportunity to go through a large number of donated playbills, in an attempt … Continue reading A Look at Gevas Past Playbills
Anne Frank became the voice for millions of Jews who were a part of the Holocaust. But something that often gets overlooked is the fact that her vivacious voice came from a thirteen year old girl. Whenever the Holocaust is discussed, we tend to look at it as a statistic. Up to 6 million Jews were killed, … Continue reading Jewish Youth during the Holocaust
Playwright, Karen Zacarias' play, "Just like Us" begs us to look more closely on what it means to be a true "American".