Intellectually, we know that there is a process to creativity: it takes time and a fair amount of trial and error to create something new. It’s a rare thing, however, to witness creation firsthand. Geva Theatre Center’s annual Festival of New Theatre (FONT), (October 30 through Dec. 2) is an opportunity to do just that.
They say fortune favors the brave, and they also say that fortune favors the prepared mind (although that doesn't sound as poetic...). As I think about writer/director Deborah Zoe Laufer's play FORTUNE, both phrases feel somehow appropriate. It takes courage to reinvent yourself artistically, and artists are continually preparing and rehearsing the art of collaboration. I asked Deborah to share some insights about this process, as we prepare to present this production from the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca.
With HAIR running on the Wilson Stage and the Fringe Festival on the Fielding Stage, Geva's Rehearsal Hall is being prepped for the beginning of THURGOOD rehearsals, which start next week. This play, written by George Stevens, Jr., is a tour de force for one actor, as the audience engages directly with former Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall. And before we dive into rehearsals, we'd like to introduce you to the team bringing Marshall to life onstage.
Dramaturg Jenni Werner looks at why HAIR is so relevant today.
In Geva Theatre's upcoming show, Steel Magnolias, the entire story takes place inside Truvy's Hair Hut. And there's no place quite like a hair salon to bring people together.
This weekend I was able to witness what it was like to see a show in the very beginning of its life, beginning with a piece that is seldom thought of in the creation of it all, the script.
As Geva Theatre prepares for the opening of its third world premiere this season with One House Over, there are several people who have already been down this road. The director and cast of this show are fresh from a run at Milwaukee Rep that opened in February. All they have to do now is adjust … Continue reading A Conversation with One House Over’s Justin Huen