GeriActors Theatre is an internationally known and Edmonton based not-for-profit company creating and promoting seniors’ and intergenerational theatre. Founded in 2001 by Artistic Director, David Barnet, we are supported by the SAGE Seniors Association and the University of Alberta Department of Drama.

Adhering to the principles of Creative Aging, we believe that seniors’ engagement in the arts at a level of comparative mastery leads to significant health benefits, an overall sense of well-being and a marked increase in social and civic engagement. Working intergenerationally, seniors have more creative energy and greater opportunities for expression. The stories they tell and the theatre they create are entertaining, but also challenge stereotypes, strengthen memory, develop skills associated with performance, and articulate issues of aging. We seek to establish and work with communities that cross ethnic, cultural, economic, age and other social boundaries.

Our mission is to engage seniors and intergenerational groups in which seniors are included in theatre and performance-related activities, and produce theatre of meaning for our performers and audiences.

“We have found that play-acting brings out the inner self; it makes life easier in some way.”

Board of Directors

Director: David Barnet
Treasurer: Jane Heather
Secretary: Bill Yong
Becca Barrington
Charles Bidwell