Skip Greer As Artist in Residence in his 18th year, Mr. Greer has appeared in numerous Geva productions, including Clybourne Park, You Can’t Take It With You, Superior Donuts, Music Man, Evie’s Waltz, Our Town, Hamlet, 1776, Art, 12 Angry Men, A Girl's Life, The Illusion, Every Good Boy Deserves Favor, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, State of the Union and House and Garden. Prior to coming to Geva, he spent seven seasons as a member of the resident acting company with Sacramento Theatre Company, eight seasons with San Jose Repertory Company, four seasons with Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and appeared in productions with American Conservatory Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts. Mr. Greer's television and film credits include LA Law, VR5 and Bloodhounds. His directing credits at Geva include Last Gas, Freud’s Last Session, Misummer Night’s Dream, On Golden Pond, Over the Tavern, Almost, Maine, The House in Hydesville, Doubt, American Buffalo, Inherit The Wind, Key West, Death of a Salesman, The Weir, The Triumph of Love, Beast on the Moon, Shakespeare at the Philharmonic, Women Who Steal, Longevity; Abbreviated for those who don't have time, Below the Belt, and Lobby Hero. This winter he will direct The Mountaintop in Geva’s Mainstage. Other recent directing credits include Almost, Maine at Syracuse Stage, the Shakespeare Santa Cruz production of King Lear (August 2006), Freud’s Last Session and Almost, Maine at the Cape Playhouse, Steel Magnolias at Totem Pole Playhouse with Melissa Gilbert, and Golf With Alan Shepard at Gary Marshall’s Falcon Theatre with Charles Durning and Jack Klugman.
Mr. Greer is also Director of Education at Geva Theatre Center, responsible for creating, implementing and overseeing educational programming. He facilitated theatre education tours throughout the world and across the United States with the Global Youth Academy and the Traveling School of Santa Cruz as they garnered 6 prestigious Golden Bell awards for excellence in education. During that time, he traveled to England, Ireland, Pakistan, Dubai, South Africa, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Kenya, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands. He was chosen “Master Artist” with the California Arts Project 1990-1995.
Master artist duties include teaching teachers and developing statewide curriculum in the arts for elementary, secondary, and university levels. He facilitated institutes at Chico State University, California State University – Northridge, San Jose State University, and the Marin County Office of Education. Mr. Greer participated in developing standards for California’s Artist/Educators and twice taught Leadership Academy for California Educators. He also taught in the Oregon Shakespeare “Elderhostel” and “School Visit” programs. He is a regular instructor for University of Rochester and SUNY Brockport, we well as teaching at Nazareth College, St. John Fisher College, and SUNY Geneseo. Mr. Greer holds a BA in Speech, Theatre, and English from Colorado State University and a MFA from American Conservatory Theatre's Advanced Training Program.