Carvin Eison on Reenergizing the Legacy of Frederick Douglass

Rallying a city around an initiative is no small undertaking, but when Filmmaker and RCTV General Manager Carvin Eison looked around in 2017 and discovered no consolidated plan for the celebration and commemoration of the 200th Birthday of Frederick Douglass, … Continued

Geva’s Skip Greer on the Collaboration Behind Play Direction

About three years ago, I interviewed Skip Greer,┬áDirector of Education/Artist in Residence at Geva Theatre Center. At that time, he was directing The Mountaintop, a play about Martin Luther King Jr.’s imagined last night on earth. During that interview, he … Continued

Jekyll & Hyde … Unleashed by Push Physical Theatre

I caught up with the members of Push Physical Theatre rehearsing their new production of Jekyll & Hyde in the beautiful third-floor space on Gregory Street that is the former home of Tango Cafe. They moved, threw and pushed their … Continued

Diving Into The Fringe: September 17 – 26, 2015

Earlier this week, I was excited to interview Erica Fee of The Fringe, Kerry Young of TheatreROCS and Unleashed! Comedy Improve, and John Borek of MUCCC about this year’s First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, known to insiders simply as “The … Continued