Geva Welcomes Back Pam Sherman

Margaret and Allison Engle’s Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End returns to Geva Theatre’s Fielding stage in T-minus one week, and we couldn’t be more excited. Back to reprise the show’s starring role is Rochester’s very own “Suburban Outlaw” Pam Sherman, columnist for the Democrat and Chronicle by day, sidesplitting iron-board guru by night. You may … Continue reading Geva Welcomes Back Pam Sherman

How to be Human

Before rehearsals for Stephen Karam's play The Humans even began, director Mark Cuddy made a point to get a few Blake family rules established with the cast. Because is it really a family Thanksgiving if there aren’t those little touchy subjects everyone knows not to bring up over dinner? There are three rules which pretty much … Continue reading How to be Human

Bah, Humbug!

If you're like me, the lack of snow on the ground and this week's warm temperatures haven't quite put you in the holiday spirit. To counteract Mother Nature's refusal to provide us with the appropriate weather, I'm spending my time today thinking about Geva's production of A Christmas Carol. (I know, I know, I'm tempting … Continue reading Bah, Humbug!

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

Witnessing the Mockingbird

According to Cuddy, "The Teen Chorus was inspired by the fact that we're producing this play in 2016 - I didn't want the production to feel like a slice of history. It's really related to so much happening in our world today."

Exciting Launch of $10 Million Capital Campaign to Renovate Building, Enhance Patron Experience and Ensure Theatre’s Future

Last week, we announced plans for a $10 million capital campaign to grow its endowment and complete the most extensive renovation of our 49,457 square foot facility since the 1984 conversion and refurbishment of the historic Arsenal building. "Front & Center: The Campaign for Geva"  will transform our historic home into a dynamic, world-class cultural asset serving people … Continue reading Exciting Launch of $10 Million Capital Campaign to Renovate Building, Enhance Patron Experience and Ensure Theatre’s Future

Meet the good people behind GOOD PEOPLE

GEVA’S 42nd SEASON CONTINUES WITH GOOD PEOPLE Tony-nominated play by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire is second production of ESL 2014-2015 Wilson Mainstage Season. Geva Theatre Center presents Good People – the Broadway comedy-drama about culture, class and luck by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Mark Cuddy. Good People begins performances October 21, opens … Continue reading Meet the good people behind GOOD PEOPLE

Punctuation Junction #gevaPARK #roc

I got to sit in on rehearsal yesterday for CLYBOURNE PARK and watch Artistic Director Mark Cuddy at work (he's directing this piece). One of the real joys of working here is getting to watch other director’s direct. It’s a giant thing missing in our field – the ability to see HOW other people do … Continue reading Punctuation Junction #gevaPARK #roc

The Unnamed Character in Clybourne Park #GEVA #GEVACLYBOURNE

We've just wrapped up our first week of rehearsals for Geva's production of Bruce Norris' award-winning play, Clybourne Park. The play is Bruce Norris' response to Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. According to an interview in Reimagining A Raisin in the Sun: Four New Plays, a middle school in Houston provided Norris with his first contact with … Continue reading The Unnamed Character in Clybourne Park #GEVA #GEVACLYBOURNE

Recognizing our Rock Star Leaders #GEVA

GEVA THEATRE CENTER’S LEADERSHIP TEAM RECOGNIZED IN AREA AWARDS Artistic Director Mark Cuddy honored with Arts & Cultural Council’s Annual Arts Award for Performing Artist. Executive Director Tom Parrish named one of Rochester Business Journal’s “40 Under 40.” Rochester, N.Y., October 14, 2013 – It is a special occasion when a leader of any organization … Continue reading Recognizing our Rock Star Leaders #GEVA