Sheryl Kaller Explores Faith vs. Family in <i>Next Fall</i>

Director Sheryl Kaller discusses her long bi-coastal journey with Geoffrey Nauffts’ Next Fall from first reading to Off-Broadway sensation to Broadway Tony Award nominee. She gleaned new insights exploring its theme of faith versus family with a new Geffen Playhouse cast featuring playwright Nauffts. And she tells why she’s grateful for what the experience taught her. READ MORE

The Gracious Tenacity of Gil Cates

Alan Alda, Gordon Davidson, Michael Ritchie, Susan Loewenberg and Sheldon Epps recall the warmth and versatility of Gil Cates, the Geffen Playhouse producing director who died Monday. READ MORE

The Long <i>Hello</i> for Ovation Nominee Stefan Marks

As a young man, Stefan Marks was struck speechless by a young woman he encountered, but he did nothing about it — until he wrote Hello, which tells his imaginary story of what might have been between the two of them. It impressed Ovation voters enough last fall to earn six nominations for the upcoming awards, including a Best Play nod and individual honors for Marks as writer, director and actor. READ MORE