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Senior Theatre Online July 2013
Table of Contents
Bonnie's Column: The value of arts for older adults
Plays on a Theme--Single shows, one production
Become a Member of the Senior Theatre Resource Center
Upcoming Events
Group of the Month: The Spiral Theatre Studio
Quote of the Month
View our new catalog
We're on facebook and youtube
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Bonnie's Column: The value of arts for older adults

We receive many newsletters but when an article shouts out to me, I always stop and pay attention. That's what happened when I came across Fine Arts, Creativity & the Aging Brain Positively Linked by Francine Toder. She explores the research that documents the value of arts and aging. Then she couples it with testimonials from older artists.

The research shows how the arts help older adults physically, mentally, and psychologically. But participation does so much more. We see it every day. We watch as older actors, writers, and directors explore their creativity. They transform as they meet the challenges before them.

As the author says, we've all heard about how seniors need physical exercise, but the need for mental exercise is strong also. Acting makes your mind more flexible, more adaptable, and more stimulated. You get to enter the 'zone' of creativity which gives focus and energy to your work. It makes for great stimulation, no matter your age or physical condition.

Read the article, in the below link, and you'll find yourself encouraged to start or expand your Senior Theatre work. Perhaps it's time for you to fulfill your dream of returning to the stage; perhaps acting is something you've always wanted to do. Even if you spent your life in the theatre, there's no better time than now to fire up your theatre skills. There's so much you can do to contribute to the field of Senior Theatre--from acting to directing to...well, the sky's the limit.

Thank you, Francine, for reminding me to keep up my drumbeat, "the arts are good for you!" Thank you, Francine, for reminding all of us, "If not now, when?"

Yours in theatre,

Bonnie L. Vorenberg
ArtAge Senior Theatre Resource Center, President

Click here to read Fine Arts, Creativity & the Aging Brain Positively Linked

Plays on a Theme--Single shows, one production
Cook up a fun show with Plays About Food
Cook up a fun show with Plays About Food

We've put together our favorite plays on a theme! Enjoy the flexibility of presenting these shows individually, or together. Click on the titles below to learn more:

Plays About Food

Plays About the Afterlife...and Birth

Plays About Difficulties With Technology

Click here to see more of our plays on a theme

Become a Member of the Senior Theatre Resource Center
Senior Theatre Resource Center member, The Autumn Players
Senior Theatre Resource Center member, The Autumn Players

The work you're doing in Senior Theatre is important and we are here to help your company grow and thrive!

Become a member of the Senior Theatre Resource Center and receive:

  • A free webpage on www.seniortheatre.com, the largest website in the field with 3,000+ visitors every month
  • 10% off on your first order of materials
  • An article in Senior Theatre Online e-newsletter with over 3300+ readers
  • Free 1-hour marketing consultation, by appointment

As a member you will get visibility, make connections, and capture media attention which builds credibility and energizes your valuable work. Recently Senior Theatre Resource Center members in L.A. were cast in a film!

Thanks for your support of the Senior Theatre movement. We are here to help you and your company. Join now!

Click here to become a member.

Upcoming Events

It's not too late to attend this summer's most popular Senior Theatre events:

Encore Creativity for Older Adults
August 25-30, 2013
Chautauqua, NY

Encore returns to the Chautauqua Institution for the sixth year. As in 2012, the Institute will include Choral, Theatre, and Movement Tracks. If you're not already among the many who are registered, don't delay! Space is limited so register soon.

Senior Theatre Program at ATHE
August 1–4, 2013
Orlando, FL

Join us for a creative exploration of Senior Theatre at the 2013 ATHE Senior Theatre Program.

Group of the Month: The Spiral Theatre Studio
The Spiral Theatre Studio in New York City
The Spiral Theatre Studio in New York City

What is the Spiral Theatre Studio?

The mission of the Spiral Theatre Studio is to represent under-served groups such as seniors, African-Americans, LGBT, and the environmental movement.

This Fall's premier season opens with our Salt & Pepper series for seasoned citizens. Each tale relates the grace and grit of aging with dignity and humor.

The Spiral Stage

The unique aspect of The Spiral Theatre Studio is the stage. The stage consists of a hexagon divided into twelve fully carpeted modular pieces that move upon a fully carpeted floor. These modules are moved within the context of the performance by the actors/characters. The stage, once called The Chamber Theatre and since named The Spiral, was conceived and utilized by Russian born Iza Itkin for the purpose of training and performance during the later half of the 20th century.

Under the direction of Paula J. Riley, the objective of this innovative stage includes classes, workshops, performances, seminars, readings, and cabaret. The company will also use sustainable practices to make it the first ‘Green’ theatrical performance space in New York City!

Click here for more information about The Spiral Theatre Studio

Quote of the Month

To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old. --Oliver Wendell Holmes

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