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
“One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world” - Malala Yousafzai Getee Banks of Gabriel Jason Dean’s Heartland is a foreign aid worker who goes to teach in the girls’ section of the Blue Sky School in Maidan Shar, Afghanistan, the country from which she herself was adopted. Getee navigates … Continue reading Malala in America’s HEARTLAND
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
The world premiere of Gabriel Jason Dean’s play HEARTLAND is coming to Geva Theatre Center’s Fielding Stage and will run from March 17th to April 1st. A story of love, loss, and language, HEARTLAND follows the relationship that develops between distinguished University of Nebraska Comparative Literature professor, Dr. Harold Banks, and Afghan refugee, Nazrullah, when Nazrullah … Continue reading Meet Gabriel Jason Dean, Playwright of HEARTLAND