Geva’s Skip Greer on the Collaboration Behind Play Direction

About three years ago, I interviewed Skip Greer, Director 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

Turning the Fortunes of Rochester’s Third Ward: The 2017 Corn Hill Arts Festival

The 49th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival is Rochester’s oldest residential arts festival, and I was fascinated to learn how it was so instrumental in helping turn the fortunes of Rochester’s beautiful Third Ward, now known as the Corn Hill. On this episode … Continued