Teaching Senior Theatre Classes


Based on the author’s many years of teaching older actors, this document will help you organize, plan, market, and teach Senior Theatre classes that inspire.

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  • By Bonnie L. Vorenberg

    You’ll find that teaching Senior Theatre classes is one of the most creative, stimulating, and enjoyable things you’ve ever done! Based on the author’s many years of teaching older actors, this document will help you organize, plan, market, and teach sessions that inspire. The lesson plans will guide you with a wide array of ideas. They are general in nature to accommodate your unique group’s skills, no matter their ability level. You’ll find materials that have been used successfully. Learn how to incorporate techniques and materials that suit your teaching style. In no time at all, you’ll be off and running.


    • The basics of teaching Senior Theatre classes
    • How to organize Senior Theatre classes
    • Senior Theatre class topics
    • Tips, techniques, and guidelines for Senior Theatre classes
    • How to include readers theatre
    • Sample Lesson Plans for:
      • 10 week class in senior centers, retirement living, adult education, lifelong learning, learning in retirement, or related settings
      • A 6-week class in retirement housing
      • Readers Theatre lesson plan
    • Recommendations for useful and successful resources.

    Learn how to take actors from simple theatrical skills to performing on stage. The course outlines have been approved by Senior Theatre experts who work in the field. This is a tested and well-used tool for Senior Theatre teachers in all levels, from amateur to professional.

    …very helpful! It taught me how to teach Senior Theatre classes and saved me a lot of time and effort! Alicia Penn

    You really outdid yourself this time. What a fabulous piece of work! I should have known this would be so well organized and have a multitude of outlines for every imaginable venue and group. I can’t add anything! Barbara Lolordo

    See Also: The Improv Game
    Emotion Cards
    Improv Starters


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    Bonnie L. Vorenberg


    Teaching Tool, Marketing, Acting, Directing and Senior Theatre company management

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