GeriActors Theatre is an internationally known and Edmonton based not-for-profit company. Our mission is to engage seniors, and intergenerational groups in which seniors are included, in theatre and performance-related activities, and to produce plays of meaning for our performers and audiences.

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 plays they create are entertaining, but also challenge stereotypes, strengthen memory, develop skills associated with performance, and articulate issues of aging.

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

Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Board of Directors

  • Director: David Barnet
  • Treasurer: Charles Bidwell
  • Secretary: Bill Yong
  • Becca Barrington
  • Salima Suleman

GeriActors would like to respectfully acknowledge that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, the traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community.