“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.
In this episode, we talk with Webster-resident Ginny Nguyen, who fled Vietnam with her family in 1975, and after several months in an Arkansas refugee camp, started a new life in Rochester. This story has been a source of inspiration for everyone involved in Geva’s production of Vietgone, written by Qui Nguyen, whose parents met in that same refugee camp. Ginny’s re-telling of this journey, and of her father’s sense of honor and her family’s perseverance, is really remarkable.