HARD CELL Playwright Brent Askari Talks Comedy

One week into rehearsals for the world premiere of HARD CELL, the cast is doing some great work and our sides are all a little sore from laughing. Playwright Brent Askari has been busy polishing the script and tweaking jokes so they land just right, but he also took some time to share with us some thoughts about what makes things funny and where this play came from.

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Katori Hall Talks about The Mountaintop

Tonight, Geva's production of The Mountaintop by Katori Hall has its second preview performance. As we approach Saturday's opening, and the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death on April 4th, we wanted to share this interview with playwright Katori Hall. The interview was produced when the play was about to make its Broadway premiere, in 2011. … Continue reading Katori Hall Talks about The Mountaintop

Ever a Surprise: Remembering Howard Ashman (Part 3)

In “Ever a Surprise", Geva Journal celebrates the life and career of Little Shop of Horrors’ book writer, lyricist, and original director: Howard Ashman (1950-1991). This post concludes the series: Part One and Part Two are online now. Special thanks to Howard’s sister Sarah Ashman-Gillespie for answering our questions. Please visit HowardAshman.com for much more on … Continue reading Ever a Surprise: Remembering Howard Ashman (Part 3)

Ever a Suprise: Remembering Howard Ashman (Part 2)

In “Ever a Surprise”, Geva Journal celebrates the life and career of Little Shop of Horrors’ book writer, lyricist, and original director: Howard Ashman (1950-1991). Part One can be read here. Special thanks to Howard’s sister Sarah Ashman-Gillespie for answering our questions. Please visit HowardAshman.com for much more on Howard and his works, and for many … Continue reading Ever a Suprise: Remembering Howard Ashman (Part 2)

Plays in Progress

The blog this month has been all about plays in progress - Sean's posts from both the rehearsal room and from the theatre have been about the fine tuning that plays go through in production. Karen Zacarias, playwright of The Book Club Play, remarked yesterday to audience members during the Prologue that plays take time to find … Continue reading Plays in Progress