AudioGeris is a collection of audio plays by GeriActors & Friends.

While Covid-19 presented many challenges, it also inspired new ways of sharing stories and connecting with audiences.

In March 2020, our performance company, GeriActors & Friends, moved to virtual rehearsals, and in 2021 we produced our first audio play, Way Back. Through this audio-only experience, our stories were brought to life in a new way and engaged listeners from across Canada, the US, the UK, Trinidad, and even Australia.

The success of Way Back inspired AudioGeris. Through the support of the Canada Council for the Arts we are adapting 3 of our original stage plays for audio.

“I listened to it like a radio play, one of my favourite things to do with my first transistor radio way back in the 50’s.”

Our Audio Plays

Way Back
Available Now

A kaleidoscope of true stories – growing up during WWII, farm life in Alberta and Sri Lanka, birth and motherhood, growing up in Trinidad, and more – this play remembers the moments of joy, hardship, triumph and magic we all experience.
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Reading the Signs
Available Now

Just as they are inventing rear view cameras, warning buzzers for changing lanes, and self-driving cars, Jack has to give up driving. This play was inspired by our members’ experiences with driving and giving up one’s driver’s license.
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Spinning the Bottle
Coming Soon

From the 60’s to today four people share their stories of coming out and finding their family.
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Host a Listening Session

Organize a unique and engaging virtual event. Listen to Way Back with others, and have the opportunity to share your thoughts and stories too!

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AudioGeris in the Media

FOLIO UAlberta: From stage to sound: seniors’ theatre company turns plays into podcasts
by Geoff McMaster, written article

CTV News Edmonton: Revolutionary’ seniors theatre group challenging stereotypes, tropes about aging
by Jessica Robb, written article and video segment

CBC Radio Active: A new podcast run by a theatre company for senior actors
a radio interview with David Barnet and Becca Barrington

Global Edmonton: GeriActors theatre company encourages any age to the stage
video segment


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