“Out of the Rehearsal Hall” takes a deep dive into the theatrical process, even while we are still creating work from the rehearsal halls in our own homes. This season might find you listening to audio plays, streaming a solo performance online, and attending the theatre in a new socially-distant manner. In this podcast series, we’ll explore it all.
Hosted by Literary Director Jenni Werner and co-hosts from the Geva staff, including Fran Da Silveira, Karin Eckert, Angela Guiseppetti, Chris Mannelli, Esther Winter, and Pirronne Yousefzadeh, with music by Andrew Mark Wilhelm.
This episode features the Changemakers: Rochester Women Who Changed the World exhibit at the Rochester Museum and Science Center, which inspired Geva’s Tenacious Women project. We start by talking with Kathryn Murano Santos about the innovative and inclusive process that led to this exhibit. And then, sisters Mimi W. Lee and Lily Lee share the incredible inspiration of their mother, the events that led them to create the Asian/Pacific Islander/American Association of Greater Rochester, and the role of education in combatting Anti-Asian hate. And in the final segment of the episode, we feature writer, editor and historian Joan Coles Howard and Youth History Ambassadors from Teen Empowerment, Tashiana Williams and Nino Irizarry in a discussion about the importance of sharing our history through generations.