Photo from the Roots&Branches performance of Crash
Flexible cast with any number of men, women, adults, young people.
Created by the well-known intergenerational company, Roots&Branches, this show turns the economic crisis into an unprecedented opportunity to bring the generations together. The wisdom, stories and strength of the elders, the ‘roots,’ have never been so relevant, as the young ‘branches’ try to cope with the sudden changes in their economic prospects. How do we live with fear? What gives us security? Can I actually give up bottled water? With its singular brand of theatrical humor, poignancy, drama and style Roots&Branches uniquely provides audiences with hope, insight and joy in these hardening times. The one-hour play fosters spirited dialogue with the audience in an open post-show discussion and open new avenues of intergenerational understanding.
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ROOTS&BRANCHES: Creating Intergenerational Theater
For over a decade, Strimling has brought generations together for acting workshops and performances that confront stereotypes of age and aging. In addition to the Roots&Branches story, the book includes exercises, storytelling techniques, and practical advice on how to bridge old and young as you create inspiring experiences.
GENERATING COMMUNITY: Intergenerational Partnerships Through the Expressive Arts
Susan Perlstein and Jeff Bliss
Learn how to create low budget living history plays with kids and seniors. Place storytelling on center stage as you discover the rich and powerful process created by the ground breaking Elders Share the Arts program. They’ll help you start one of your own and pull it off with success.
LEGACY WORKS: Transforming Memory into Visual Art
Susan Golden with Susan Perlstein
Engage seniors in reminiscence and storytelling and learn how to transform recollections into visual art. Great Ideas for oral history interviews in a step-by-step program that excites and inspires!
PASS IT ON! A Guide to Starting Your Own Senior Storytelling in the Schools Program
The popular intergenerational Stagebridge program is the basis for this 60-page, user-friendly book. It is a practical guide to recruiting, training, and placing older adults as storytellers in local schools.
THE WAR AT HOME: True Stories About WWII (CD)
Stagebgridge presents an example of senior storytelling that includes war brides, Japanese internment camps, Rosie the Riveter and more sorties. the program aired on KPFA-FM on the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. CD with 60 minutes of stories and music.
STAGEBRIDGE STORYTELLING SAMPLER (CD)
Produced by Nina Serrano
This CD 12 features senior storytellers presenting personal, traditional, folk, and fairy tales with musical bridges. (88 minutes). An excellent companion to the book, Pass it On.