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40th Anniversary Season

Come join the Geneva Theatre Guild in our 40th Anniversary Season. It is always a good time to join us, whether it be onstage or backstage, the Geneva Theatre Guild is always looking for Actors, Directors, Backstage crew and Board Members.

Geneva Theatre Guild Presents…

The Geneva Theatre Guild is happy to announce it’s 40th Anniversary Summer Musical as Evita! When deciding on this particular show the board decided to go back to it’s roots and pick a show from the 70s, when the board was founded. We received many wonderful proposals from directors for this show and are glad to announce that this year’s summer musical will be directed by non other than Geneva native, Pamela Rapoza! We are very glad she could join us in our anniversary production after having worked with the guild many times in the past.

Spring Events and Productions

We Love Theatre: A Memory Event – May 6th – Location: Geneva Historical Society

Come join us as we take a walk down memory lane through the past years of the Geneva Theatre Guild. Bring us your favorite past show t-shirts, programs, photos, GTG memorabilia. There will be prizes, food and some GTG Alumni Speakers at this event! More information about who and what is still to come, so check back frequently!

Karaoke Night with the Geneva Theatre Guild – April 3rd – Location: TBD

More Information coming soon!

Playwrights Playreadings 2018 – April 27, 28, 29 – Location: TBD

The Geneva Theatre Guild is preparing for its 40th Anniversary Season and we would like you to be a part of it! We are currently accepting one act plays (10-30 mins) for our Playwrights Play Readings event slated for the weekend of April 27th -29th. As this is a big anniversary for us, we are exploring some new venues where the plays will be presented. This is a great opportunity for playwrights of all ages to have their works read aloud in front of an audience. After the performances, we have a talk-back session to go in depth with each of the scripts for the benefit of the playwrights. This allows for audience input as well as the actors’ interpretations of the work. Even if you are not able to join us in person, we are willing and able to FaceTime or Skype you into the session.

The deadline for submissions is February 1st, 2018. All submissions will be given a blind review by a play selection committee to choose the works that we will present this season. All playwrights will be notified of the selections before the end of the month, and are invited to come to the readings. The guidelines for all submissions are as follows:

  1. Limit – no more than two submissions per playwright
  2. Submissions must be typed, one side of the page only, easy to read, with at least one inch margins and free of any stray markings.
  3. Submissions must have two title pages: One with the title of the play only and one with the title of the play, playwright’s name, address, phone number, email address and an approximate running time for the play.
  4. Include a brief synopsis of the plot, setting and a list of the characters before the first page of dialogue.
  5. All pages must be numbered, starting with the first page of dialogue as page one.
  6. If you are submitting your script in hard copy, please include four copies.
  7. If mailed, submissions should be unbound and in a folder.
  8. If you wish your submission returned, please include a SASE with sufficient postage.

Plays can be submitted online at genevatheatreguild@gmail.com or by mail to, Geneva Theatre Guild, PO Box 424, Geneva, NY 14456

We look forward to receiving your scripts and hope that you will be able to join us for this historic year!

Spring and Fall Productions 2018

The Geneva Theatre Guild is accepting proposals for its 40th season (January to December 2018).

While all proposals will be considered, Geneva Theatre Guild is especially interested in shows written during, premiered during, or set in the 1970s to celebrate the decade the group was established.

Show dates considered will be January to early June and September to December 2018. No summer productions will be considered as Evita has already been scheduled for August 2018. Directors are encouraged to suggest venues throughout Geneva for their productions.

Proposal packets can be found on the group’s website, http://genevatheatreguild.org/get-involved/forms/, and should include a vision statement, suggested budget and staff, as well as a resume. A copy of the script should also be included.

Email or mail the proposal to the Geneva Theatre Guild no later than October 1stgenevatheatreguild@gmail.com

PO Box 424,

Geneva, NY 14456

Questions? Email genevatheatreguild@gmail.com

Fall Productions 2017

The 40th Anniversary is also a time for turning over a new leaf in the Geneva Theatre Guild. As you may know we have undergone a major re-branding within the last year. From new logos, posters and even our website, we have made it our duty to reach out more to our community within the coming years. Unfortunately, due to the massive overhaul we will not be producing a fall show this year.

39th Season

The 2016-2017 season has closed, and what a season it was! Below you’ll find some notes about what happened in the Geneva Theatre Guild (but visit group pages to see more about the shows from Geneva Theatre Guild Youth Theatre and the Nancy Curvin Playground Players).

We won’t be gone long! Keep your eyes and ears open for news about what’s coming next in our 40th season.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And then some!)

Thank you everyone for making Every Christmas Story Ever Told so enjoyable! Thanks to theatre fans who attended our Community Giving Matinee, we were able to donate $100 to the Geneva Community Center

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Playwrights/Playreadings

Thanks to you all for an amazing Playwrights/Playreadings! Unfortunately, none of our playwrights (Robin Pond, Len Cuthbert, and Kat Meads) could join us this year, but “Roses for the Sweetheart,” “Posthumous Friends,” “Matched,” and “Missing” all proved to be food for thought, and even a little laughter.

 

Miracle on South Division Street

Unfortunately, we were unable to share “Miracle on South Division Street” with you this year. We were sad but pushed ahead to have a great, spectacular Young Frankenstein.

Nancy Curvin Playground Players presents… Country-Ella!   

Directed by Luis Figueroa and Nicolette Nault, “Country-Ella”, is the story of Cinderella with a bit of a country twist. The troupe traveled all around the Geneva and Finger Lakes area to bring this wonderful re-telling of the classic story to kids and adults everywhere.

The show was a fantastic success and we hope to see even more come out for next year!

The Summer Musical was “Young Frankenstein”

Directed by Steve Duprey, “Young Frankenstein”  was be presented at the Smith Opera House and a smashing success! (Several fans even wrote to us to tell us that they enjoyed the show.)

We had profound support from so many individuals and businesses in our community. We couldn’t have done it without you!

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Geneva Theatre Guild is a member of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and the Theatre Association of New York State.

This organization is supported in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralizaton Program, which is administered locally by Finger Lakes Community Arts Center