Although we all see the great benefits of Senior Theatre with every production, there is very little actual evidence to back up our individual observations. Obviously, citing such evidence could not only enhance the prestige of Senior Theatre in general but might well aid in your individual fundraising.
Therefore, ArtAge’s Senior Theatre Resource Center, in a joint project with esteemed researchers Helga and Tony Noice, are distributing and analyzing this Senior Theatre survey to assess the full effects of Senior Theatre in participants’ lives.
Please ask the actors in your next performance or class to fill out this short, 10-minute questionnaire. They can use the online survey or, if they prefer they can complete the survey on paper by printing the downloadable Word document.
The timing is important. The actors should fill out the form during the first rehearsal of the production or during the first class. They should also fill out another copy of exactly the same questionnaire shortly before their final performance or class. Please have them complete it within 24 hours BEFORE but NOT AFTER the final performance or class. This way, we can measure any change that occurs.
It is essential that the two questionnaires from each actor be identified so we can compare them with each other. The simplest way is for the actors to put down their names, but if they wish to remain anonymous they can use any kind of code name as long as it is used on both the pre and post surveys.
Online responses are calculated automatically. If you use paper questionnaires, please mail or fax them to us at the address below.
Thank you so very much for your help with this important study.