Senior Theatre

An exploration of the role of the elderly in the practice of American theatremaking.

Dancing is About Moving
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Dancing is About Moving

19 December 2015

Maria Genné discusses the philosophy of Kairos! Alive and its community work with youth and the elderly.

An Interview with Arthur Keyser, Playwright
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An Interview with Arthur Keyser, Playwright

18 December 2015

Lynn Mullin interviews playwright Arthur Keyser about his journey to playwriting and his process.

“If any of you drop dead before the next performance, I’ll kill you!”
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“If any of you drop dead before the next performance, I’ll kill you!”

Interview with Robb Hutter on Working With Seniors in Retirement Communities

17 December 2015

Henrik Eger interviews Robb Hutter about his work with Philly Senior Stage. 

Learning to Love
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Learning to Love

Crossing the Generational Divide

16 December 2015

Chief Operating Officer Maureen Kellen-Thomas discusses EngAGE’s Mentoring theatre program that pairs senior citizens with high school students. 

Reminiscence Theatre
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Reminiscence Theatre

15 December 2015

Antoinette Ford writes about the work of Double Nickels Theatre Company, and the power of Reminiscence Theatre.

An Interview with Bonnie Vorenberg, Founder of the Senior Theatre Resource Center and President of ArtAge Publications
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An Interview with Bonnie Vorenberg, Founder of the Senior Theatre Resource Center and President of ArtAge Publications

14 December 2015

Lynn Mullin interviews Bonnie Vorenberg about her role with Senior Theatre Resource Center and her passion for working with seniors.

The FAQs of Senior Theatre, Answered by Past Prime Players
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The FAQs of Senior Theatre, Answered by Past Prime Players

13 December 2015

Monciella Elder, director of Past Prime Players, answers some common questions about Senior Theatre.

Aging and Theatre
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Aging and Theatre

A Call to Action

13 December 2015

Lynn Mullin kicks off this week’s series on Senior Theatre by discussing the changing age demographics in the US, and how theatre can have a part in enriching older adults’ quality of life.

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