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

Interview with Fiyah Squad, High-octane Dancers

One evening, as I was standing at the front desk at RCTV, where Conversations with Creatives is shot and broadcast, I got talking to a young man named Ronald Boxx, who was there, as a member of Fiyah Squad, for … Continued

Poetry for Peace, Commemorating WWI

During the Spring of 2017, the Rochester Oratorio Society (ROS) and the Humanities Center at the University of Rochester came together in a collaborative initiative called Poetry for Peace, that commemorated the United States’ Centennial Anniversary of its entry into … Continued