Senior Theatre

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Caregivers on Stage
Essay

Caregivers on Stage

Mary Jane, The Treasurer, The Cost of Living

by Jonathan Mandell
5 October 2017
The Living Stage
Essay

The Living Stage

Building Possibility in the Age of Climate Change

by Lanxing Fu
18 September 2017
We’re Not Done
Essay

We’re Not Done

Creating Ensemble Theatre and Community with Senior Citizens

by Ashley Marinaccio
19 August 2017
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
Caregivers on Stage
Essay

Caregivers on Stage

Mary Jane, The Treasurer, The Cost of Living

5 October 2017

Jonathan Mandell looks at three plays about caregiving on stage recently in New York.

The Living Stage
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The Living Stage

Building Possibility in the Age of Climate Change

18 September 2017

In the second installment of this series, Lanxing Fu discusses The Living Stage NYC, an intergenerational collaboration between Superhero Clubhouse and the community of Meltzer Towers.

We’re Not Done
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We’re Not Done

Creating Ensemble Theatre and Community with Senior Citizens

19 August 2017

Ashley Marinaccio shares her experience working with seniors through a four-month residency with the Queens Theatre in New York City.

The Father
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The Father

How Scene is Set by Stage

5 April 2016

Rhiannon D’Averc on The Father by Florian Zeller, playing in London’s West End.

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.

Performance of Temporary Residence at MACAZ - Theatre Coop
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Performance of Temporary Residence at MACAZ - Theatre Coop

Bucharest, Romania—Thursday 20 April 2017

MACAZ - Theatre Coop in Bucharest, Romania presented a performance of Temporary Residence livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 20 April at 19:00 EEST (UTC+3 Bucharest) / 18:00 CEST (UTC+2 Berlin) / 5:00 p.m. BST (UTC+1 London) / 16:00 GMT (UTC+0) / 12:00 p.m. EDT (UTC-4 New York) / 9:00 a.m. PDT (UTC-7 Los Angeles). On Twitter, follow @howlroundtv for updates and use #howlround

Senior Theatre
Series

Senior Theatre

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