The Wise Owl Players
The Wise Owl Players offers adults 50+ the opportunity to act before live audiences by producing dramatic staged readings, and offering classes needed to create these performances. As part of the Avenidas Senior Center and organization, their mission is to encourage social connections, personal growth, and self-esteem. The plays and classes are a cultural benefit to the greater community and demonstrate the richness that older adults bring to the society.
The company has produced Animal Farm, Orwell’s novel adapted by Ian Wooldridge, and Deleted by Enid Davis, a comedy about a support group for fictional characters deleted from their authors’ manuscripts.
- Ten-Minute Plays and One-Hundred Laughs– a dramatic reading of seven prize-winning humorous plays with costumes, props, and eleven actors.
- Incident at Vichy by Arthur Miller: A Study and Read-Aloud Class – was offered on Zoom. The class studied the author, the play and its characters.
- Folk and Fairy Tales Featuring Wise Elders from Around the World: An Online Class with a Zoom Performance – Each participant reads a folktale, creates a waist-up costume, and a simple background in a performance dedicated to Avenidas, our sponsor and community senior center.