Drama in Progress: Top of the Hill Troupe
Jessica C. Ward has been working with seniors for over seven years. Her company, Drama in Progress, provides a variety of drama classes to retirement communities, as well as local fine arts centers such as the Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center in Parker, Colorado. Jessica often finds herself creating curriculum, fine tuning programs to fit each individual community.
The newest addition to the Drama in Progress family is The Top of the Hill Troupe, a group of mostly senior citizens who perform on the road in retirement communities, senior centers, preschools, and private events. The company’s most successful production is Give ‘em Hell, Harry!, a one-man show about Harry S. Truman performed by Patrick Neill of Colorado Springs.
The older adults on the Front Range in Colorado are active, inquisitive people and it is a privilege to be able to provide them a safe place to take creative risks, express themselves, and have some fun.