Get Ready to Party! Summer Curtain Call 2017

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

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Geva Announces The Philip Seymour Hoffman Scholarship Fund

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

Geva’s Stage Door Students ‘Step’ into Designing: Part III

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

Geva’s Stage Door Students ‘Step’ into Designing: Part II

One week into rehearsals for our production of The 39 Steps, this is the second 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 cohesive sets of scenic, lighting, sound, and costume designs for the The 39 Steps last spring, … Continue reading Geva’s Stage Door Students ‘Step’ into Designing: Part II

Geva’s Stage Door Students ‘Step’ into Designing: Part I

In honor of our first rehearsal today of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, this is the first 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 cohesive sets of scenic, lighting, sound, and costume designs for the … Continue reading Geva’s Stage Door Students ‘Step’ into Designing: Part I

Getting to Know You: 20 Questions for Eric Evans

Ahh...post #3 in a series introducing you to some of Geva's over 50 staff members. We're all familiar with the proverb, "Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime." That's what Geva's education department is doing - not teaching people how … Continue reading Getting to Know You: 20 Questions for Eric Evans

A Spiderman Surprise Raises Big $$ at Geva’s Summer Curtain Call

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