Editor’s note: The GeriActors are back in rehearsal creating material for our Christmas performance in December. Here is a blog post by Bill Yong.
We Wecide When is an work-in-process intergenerational play based on a scene from Shakespeare’s King Lear and echoes it with stories from Friends, GeriActors and parents of the GeriActors. It is a play about agency, choice and how our choices affect other people’s lives.
We began our journey at 8:45am at Charle’s house, where we boarded a 15 seated van to Drumheller. Driving us was Liz Alchin’s husband, the incomparable driver Daryl.
We performed at a multi-functional facility: it included a public library, art studios, art gallery, fitness centre, indoor children centre, banquet halls.
We were served a fantastic meal upon arrival, the menu included: Roasted Potatoes, Cauliflower Casserole, Stuffed Pork, Roast Beef, Mixed Salad, Caesar Salad, Apple Crumble.
After our meal, we warmed up inside an art gallery inside the facility and then waited our turn to present at the conference. When we got into the space, we took a few minutes to test out the acoustics and warm up our voices.
We performed We Decide When.
Before leaving Drumheller we had to take at least ONE picture with a dinosaur!
And of the Badlands
We didn’t arrive back in Edmonton until 8:30pm. A beautiful sunset follow us back on our journey to Edmonton.