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For Immediate Release
November 5, 2012

For more information, contact
Stuart Soloway
(585) 395-2797
ssoloway@brockport.edu

The “Art” of Theatre is the Focus of “Stage Whispers” Talk

Talk begins Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 10 am

Press Release Photo Apollo Mark Weaver will be guest speaker at Stage Whispers

Brockport, NY –A Victorian London streetscape? Sure. A charred Southern plantation? Not a problem. Shakespeare’s fantastical forest from A Midsummer Night’s Dream? Bring it on. These are just some of the scenic challenges facing Geva Theatre Center’s charge scenic artist, Apollo Mark Weaver, this season. Weaver will visit The College at Brockport to speak about his craft when he takes part in the Stage Whispers: Conversations with Theatre Professionals series on Thursday, November 15, 2012, at 10 am, taking place at the College’s Tower Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 180 Holley Street. The talk is free and open to the public.

Weaver has been with Geva for the past seven years. He is also the charge artist at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, where he has spent the past six summers. He graduated from Nazareth College and worked as a scenic artist for theatres in Michigan and Virginia before moving to Chicago, where he spent four years as a freelance scenic artist, carpenter, set designer, director, and playwright. Weaver is a founding member of Randolph Melioristic Theatre (Randolph, NY) and Tantalus Theatre Group (Chicago). Besides his work at Geva, his work around Rochester includes work for Nazareth, University of Rochester, the JCC, and the Strong Museum, where his mural work is featured in the Berenstain Bears and Elmo’s World exhibits.

The “Stage Whispers” series is sponsored by The College at Brockport’s Department of Theatre in conjunction with their educational partnership with Geva Theatre Center. The series gives members of the community insight into the process of professional theatre artists. For more information, please call (585) 395-2787.

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Photo: Photo 1: Geva Theatre Center’s charge scenic artist, Apollo Mark Weaver will be the guest at Stage Whispers: A Conversation with Theatre Professionals at The College at Brockport on Thu


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