Overheard from the Front Desk: A Christmas Carol

Happy holidays to the Geva family! It's been a little while since I've shared my experiences of the sounds that float out of the rehearsal hall and into the reception area with you all. As you can imagine, having Lester Purry, the single actor in Thurgood, rehearsing up here was a decidedly calmer and quieter … Continue reading Overheard from the Front Desk: A Christmas Carol

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A New Resident on South Division Street

It's been an eventful couple of weeks in the rehearsal room! Two days before Christmas, we learned that Peggy Cosgrave, who had been too ill to travel to Rochester for the first day of rehearsal, needed more time to recover and would not be able to join us for Miracle on South Division Street at all. A … Continue reading A New Resident on South Division Street

The Beginning of a Miracle

Today, the cast and creative team of Tom Dudzick's comedy Miracle on South Division Street assembled at Geva for their first rehearsal. We all got a look at the scenic and costume designs that will help create the familiar-looking world of a deteriorating Buffalo, NY neighborhood; then, the cast sat down to read the play aloud together … Continue reading The Beginning of a Miracle

Cohort Report: From First Read-Through to Tech Week

by Joanna Grosodonia The very first rehearsal starts with a manuscript 105 pages long.  A group of strangers gather to work together to create a living, breathing play in 3 weeks. It’s called table work. Picture a rectangle of banquet sized tables with 6 actors seated around this rectangle reading their lines with the beginnings … Continue reading Cohort Report: From First Read-Through to Tech Week

Cohort Club Makes You Feel Like a Kid Again!

The Book Club Play is starting its second week of rehearsals today, so the cast and cohort club are back from a day off and already diving in again. Maeve Cullinane summarized the first week of the cohort experience on her blog, and it sounds like she's been having a great time so far: I … Continue reading Cohort Club Makes You Feel Like a Kid Again!