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".
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
On February 5, Geva Theatre Center joined with the Broadway theatre community to dim its lights in honor of the life and work of Rochester’s native son, Philip Seymour Hoffman. This is one of the more touching traditions of the theatrical profession, and the ultimate acknowledgement that a person has earned a place in theatre … Continue reading Geva Announces The Philip Seymour Hoffman Scholarship Fund
Two weeks into rehearsals for our production of The 39 Steps (with two busy weeks of rehearsal, tech, and previews still to go until Opening Night), this is the last installment in a three-post series directly from the fingers of our 2013 Stage Door Design Project students, who worked in production teams to create three unique and … Continue reading Geva’s Stage Door Students ‘Step’ into Designing: Part III