The Silver Stage Players
The Silver Stage Players are an education/outreach partnership between Tennessee Stage Company and the John T. O’Connor Senior Center in Knoxville, which was formed to provide training and performance opportunities tailored specifically to senior artists. Members write, produce, and perform their own plays, addressing difficult senior issues such as the loss of a spouse, age discrimination, and retirement with compassion and humor. They have published several original scripts through ArtAge, and Senior Theatre companies across the country are now producing these plays.
Silver Stage attended the Senior Theatre USA Performance Festivals in Baltimore MD, Asheville, NC, New Orleans, LA, and Atlantic City, NJ. Silver Stagers have joined Tennessee Stage Company in a number of inter-generational productions during the annual New Play Festival and collaborated on projects to create and produce original stories and plays. They have also produced three collaborative shows with the Darnell Players of Atlanta, Ga.
Silver Stage produced an original play by member Jeanette Mathewes Stevens called ElderSpeak, about age discrimination. They are committed to creating and producing works of substance that are funny and entertaining while confronting real senior issues.
Carolyn Grace Corley
PO Box 1186
Knoxville, TN 37901