Subject: Senior Theatre News
From: ArtAge Publications <artage@artage.pmailus.com>
Date: 7/11/2014 4:28 PM
To: bonniev@seniortheatre.com

Sent by: ArtAge Publications
Reply to the sender
Forward to a friend
Senior Theatre Online July 2014
Table of Contents
Playwright's Conference Call
Senior Theatre performances, workshops, panels this July
Senior Moments breaks attendance records
We're in the news
View our catalog
We're on Facebook
ArtAge
Senior Theatre Resource Center

We help you fulfill
theatrical dreams!
PO Box 19955
Portland, OR 97280
503-246-3000
800-858-4998
Fax: 503-246-3006
www.seniortheatre.com
Playwright's Conference Call

Join a stimulating discussion about the field of Senior Theatre and what playwrights can do to create materials that work. Attend the FREE Playwright's Conference Call on Wednesday, July 16 at 1PM Pacific Time. It’s easy. Click here to sign up. You'll receive an 800 number and an access code. Then, call in at the scheduled time to be a participant in the session. We look forward to talking with you!

  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014
  • 1:00PM PDT (2:00PM MDT, 3:00PM CDT, 4:00PM EDT.)


Click here to sign-up for the Playwright's Conference Call

Senior Theatre performances, workshops, panels this July
Join us July 24-27 in Scottsdale, AZ
Join us July 24-27 in Scottsdale, AZ

The Senior Theatre program at the 2014 ATHE Conference is a great opportunity to connect with other Senior Theatre enthusiasts as you learn more about the field. Join us in Scottsdale, AZ at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess from July 24-27, 2014 for ground-breaking workshops, performances, and more!

Click here to see the exciting program

Senior Moments breaks attendance records
"Senior Moments" sells out Camino Real Playhouse
"Senior Moments" sells out Camino Real Playhouse
In late May, Playwright/screenwriter Don Fried visited Tom Scott, president of the Camino Real Playhouse in San Juan Capistrano in Orange County, south of Los Angeles. The Playhouse has produced three of Don’s plays since 2011, and whenever Don is in Southern California on theater or film business, he goes to see Tom to discuss what sort of trouble the two of them can get into.

For several years, Tom and Don had been discussing the possibility of Camino Real Playhouse producing Don’s play, Senior Moments, and then adding it to the theatre’s permanent repertoire to perform at local retirement homes and community centers. On this particular day, the Playhouse had just cancelled a production of another play, and when Tom saw Don, he immediately asked “How quickly can we get Senior Moments on stage?”

Don had written the play to be portable and quick to produce, and his reply was, “Four weeks, if you can get me a cast.” Tom gave Don the phone numbers of a number of senior actors, the two of them started making calls, and later that afternoon, a three-weekend, nine-performance production of Senior Moments was given the go-ahead.

The production was scheduled for Camino Real Playhouse’s Stage II, a black box space which is normally configured for 40 seats. Because of media interest and higher than expected advance ticket sales, however, it was decided to reconfigure the theater to hold an audience of 64.

After the first performance on June 20, word of the production spread quickly. The second night was sold out, and it looked as though that would be the case for the rest of the run. After the third performance, the decision was made to add two more Sunday matinees. In a few days, those looked as though they would sell out as well, so the Playhouse moved the eight remaining performances to its 90-seat Main Stage theater. For four of those performances, additional chairs had to be brought in to accommodate audience members who wanted to see the play. Even then, some people had to be turned away.

By the end of the run on July 6, over 880 people had seen Senior Moments, and the production had broken Camino Real Playhouse’s Stage II attendance and profit records by nearly 80%!
Click here to read more about Senior Moments


We're in the news
ArtAge President, Bonnie Vorenberg, discusses her background and the future of Senior Theatre in the German magazine Kulturräume. Click here to read the article in German. Click here to read it in English.
Click here to read more Senior Theatre articles


View our catalog
The Senior Theatre Resource Center catalog
The Senior Theatre Resource Center catalog

Our catalog is filled with all things Senior Theatre--from short plays to full length shows and three-act musicals. Anything in Senior Theatre, we have it!

Click here to see our catalog


We're on Facebook
Check out our Facebook page.
Check out our Facebook page.

Facebook: Have a more extended conversation by using our facebook page. Become a 'fan,' then send in information to keep the connection and the movement growing!

Click here to 'Like' us on Facebook!

 
This e-mail was sent from ArtAge Publications
Immediate removal with PatronMail®
SecureUnsubscribe
.
This e-mail is powered by PatronMail...the innovative e-marketing tool for the arts, non-profits and creative businesses.
To forward this e-mail to a friend or colleague, use this link.
To change your e-mail address or update preferences, use this link.