Out of the Rehearsal Hall

Out of the Rehearsal Hall

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Geva Theatre Center’s Literary Director Jenni Werner connects with theatre makers outside of the rehearsal room.


9: Costume Designer Christina Selian
Jun 22 • 62 min
In Episode Nine of Out of the Rehearsal Hall, Geva’s Wardrobe and Wig Supervisor Karin Eckert joins Jenni Werner to talk about her journey from Rochester to the West End, and around the U.S. (with a stop at “The Price is Right”), and back to Rochester;…
8: Fight Director/Intimacy Coordinator/Actor Rocío Mendez
Jun 9 • 78 min
Fran Da Silveira and Jenni Werner talk with fight and intimacy director Rocío Mendez. The conversation starts with an acknowledgment of the moment the U.S. is in as a country, after the deaths of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery,…
7: Performer Madeleine Lambert
Jun 1 • 67 min
In this episode, Jenni is joined by Geva’s former stage operations manager Carolyn Pike for a conversation with actor Madeleine Lambert. Carolyn and Jenni talk about just what a stage operations manager does, and a particularly memorable - and unexpected…
6: Universes’ Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz
May 25 • 74 min
In this episode, Pirronne Yousefzadeh and I catch up with Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz, the co-founders of the performance ensemble, Universes. It’s a really wonderful conversation about their inspirations, about the Geva-commissioned piece AFRICANTIC and…
5: Performer Jen Cody
May 18 • 55 min
This episode features Jen Cody, truly one of the funniest actors around. We talk about how fate played a role in her becoming a professional actor, how she discovered her gift for comedy, how Actors Equity Association is working to address the current…
4: Playwright Dipika Guha
May 11 • 67 min
In this episode, playwright and TV writer Dipika Guha (Yoga Play) talks about her international childhood, how learning you are a playwright might be “bad news,” the snacks in a TV writers room, and women who’ve changed the world. Fran Da Silveira, Geva’s…
3: Brian Quijada
May 4 • 69 min
We talk with poet-playwright-composer-performer Brian Quijada about how looping has impacted his life and work, snooping parents and teenage love letters, and the happy accident of choosing a college program that puts your career on an exciting path.…
2: Playwright Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder
Apr 27 • 58 min
We talk with Looks Like Pretty playwright Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder about being a Southern storyteller, bourbon happy hours, her 105-year old grandmother, and her next project. Geva’s Associate Director of Education, Lara Rhyner, co-hosts, and shares what…
1: Director Shelley Butler
Apr 20 • 66 min
In this inaugural episode of Out of the Rehearsal Hall, Geva’s Literary Director Jenni Werner and Associate Artistic Director/Director of Community Engagement talk to Shelley Butler about her work as a director in non-profit and commercial theatre,…
Out of the Rehearsal Hall (Trailer)
Apr 3 • 0 min