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

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Private Lives and Politics: Ruminating on Regional Theatre’s Role in the Current Political Climate

As Rochester’s flagship theatre company, Geva strives to serve our community’s collective responses to its times. While some of our programming encourages audiences to ask the hard questions about recent socio-political trends, other parts of our season offer an escapist reprieve from the outside world. These two approaches combined allow us to respond to our … Continue reading Private Lives and Politics: Ruminating on Regional Theatre’s Role in the Current Political Climate

Blocking Begins in the Rehearsal Room

Director Skip Greer reports that Stephen Caffrey and John Ford-Dunker, our actors in Red, are up on their feet - blocking has begun. What, you might ask, does this mean? "Blocking" refers to the specific movements that actors make on the stage - where they go, when they go there, how they move (the tempo, … Continue reading Blocking Begins in the Rehearsal Room

One Day in Mississippi

This is part three in a series of blog posts about legendary blues man Son House, as Geva prepares for a four-day festival celebrating his life and legacy at the end of August. This past September, director Skip Greer and I traveled to Mississippi to get a sense about where Son came from and visit … Continue reading One Day in Mississippi

Celebrating Blues Great Son House, part 1

In August, Geva will celebrate the life and legacy of the great blues musician Son House, who lived in Rochester from the mid-1940's to the mid-1970's. Journey to the Son is a four-day festival, presenting national and local musicians, blues workshops and demonstrations, critical discussions about Son House's ongoing legacy, screenings of newly found footage … Continue reading Celebrating Blues Great Son House, part 1

Geva Announces The Philip Seymour Hoffman Scholarship Fund

On February 5, Geva Theatre Center joined with the Broadway theatre community to dim its lights in honor of the life and work of Rochester’s native son, Philip Seymour Hoffman. This is one of the more touching traditions of the theatrical profession, and the ultimate acknowledgement that a person has earned a place in theatre … Continue reading Geva Announces The Philip Seymour Hoffman Scholarship Fund

Stir Up the Hornets’ Nest on Nov. 10

DIVE INTO THE HORNETS’ NEST AT GEVA THEATRE CENTER Geva’s nationally recognized program of thought-provoking theatre begins Monday, November 10. Few experiences can ignite a great conversation like a thrilling night in the theatre. The Hornets’ Nest series has theatre-goers itching for that conversation. The Hornets’ Nest series of script-in-hand readings with professional actors and … Continue reading Stir Up the Hornets’ Nest on Nov. 10