From:                              Senior Theatre Resource Center <> on behalf of Senior Theatre Resource Center <>

Sent:                               Monday, July 31, 2017 5:24 PM


Subject:                          Senior Theatre News, Events, and New Plays for August


ArtAge Publications Newsletter
August, 2017

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Bonnie speaking at the IAGG Age Stage Program

Bonnie's Column

it's always a good week when you can spend days listening and learning about Creative Aging. That's what happened on the Age Stage during the recent IAGG World Conference in San Francisco. Audience members explored art, music and theatre performances, readings, films, and so much more. It was an honor to present "The Wonderful World of Senior Theatre" to an enthusiastic crowd. Click here to see the entire program

We hope you're having a wonderful summer!

Yours in Theatre,

Bonnie L. Vorenberg
President, ArtAge Publications


Need help choosing a play?

If you need help selecting just the right show, turn to the many tools we have on the website. Take a look at the:

You can also use our comprehensive search engine to sort plays by title, length, genre, plus the number of men and women in the cast. Click enter and scroll down to see the plays that meet your needs. Click here for the search feature.

We're here to help you, so always feel free to call or email us.




New Plays


Jessie Mae and Martha Mae in Griddle Cakes

We're happy to introduce the first of many new scripts that will be coming your way. We've found some gems. Take a look at:

House of Tomorrow
Flexible casting, flexible length
Personal, touching, and believable, The House of Tomorrow weaves together independent stories about facing life with fervor.

Griddle Cakes
2 women, 10 minute comedy
Two aging sisters debate the merits of answering the telephone, global warming, and attending the annual wildflower walk. A great character study, perfect for seniors!

Up and Down
1 man, 1 woman, 10 minute comedy
What happens when two people get trapped in an elevator? Find out in this delightful comedy about anxiety, anger, and connecting. Fun and very easy to stage!

Metaphorical Shoes
1 man, 2 women, 10 minute comedy
After spending most of her life raising children and wearing sensible shoes, Doris finds her inner goddess in a pair of stylish, trendy shoes. Husband Don is not convinced.

Waiting for Seven
2 women, 10 minute comedy
Mary finds Ethel’s marital history to be nothing short of astonishing, including a surprising trend about her many husbands. Great characters!

Save $5 on e-scripts until August 14, 2017


Coming Soon:
Senior Theatre Program in Las Vegas
August 3-6, 2017


Every year Senior Theatre lovers gather at the ATHE conference to share ideas, learn techniques, and watch performances. Soon, we'll again come together to explore Senior Theatre. We welcome you to join us!

Senior Theatre: Secrets to Success
The many forms of Senior Theatre means that whatever your passion, you can contribute to and find success in the field. 

Maintaining a Senior Theatre Program
Keeping a Senior Theatre vibrant is a challenge. Learn how to keep yours alive and well!

Teaching Senior Theatre Classes 
Classes are a vital component of a successful Senior Theatre program. Learn topics, techniques, marketing, and goal setting for fun experiences. 

Senior Theatre Focus Group Meeting
Learn about the Focus Group and how you can contribute to its goals, leadership, and future plans. Discover Senior Theatre news and trends.

Senior Theatre OnStage
A Senior Theatre performing company shares their recent performances and discusses their process and results. 

How to Start a Senior Theatre Program
Senior Theatre is creative and stimulating for participants and directors alike, plus it is a viable career option. Learn how to start a Senior Theatre.

For more information about the Senior Theatre Focus Group contact:

For information about the conference, registration, lodging, and other questions, click here.

Welcome! Join us for a dynamic program.


Great tool to help you choose children's literature with positive images of aging


Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore
Created Libraries for Children


For many years, Dr. Sandra McGuire has been passionate about helping children read books that show older adults in a positive light. She reviews current children's literature and complies a carefully selected list of books for parents, grandparents, and teachers. You'll find that "Growing up and Growing Older" is a rich and useful survey because of its meaningful portrayals of older adults, all to promote positive aging. It's a delightful and fun list. Click here to take a look!

For Senior Theatre: Use this book list to select storytelling pieces or as a basis for plays performed for young audiences.


Visit our ever-changing website!

Our website features Senior Theatre information and is always being updated. The site is complete with plays, books, "Who's Who in Senior Theatre," plus news, trends, and FreeViews of the plays. Discover how to tie short shows together with our many plays on a theme. There is something for everyone!

Download our catalog:



The largest collection of plays, books, materials, and information for older performers.

Contact us at:

PO Box 19955, Portland OR 97280
503-246-3000 or 800-858-4998,

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