Editor’s Note: The GeriActors and Friends are back in rehearsals for their 2015/2016 season. Here is a blog by Bill Yong highlighting the next few months.
September is always a fun time with the GeriActors. The seniors and friends return after a three month break full of energy, new ideas and new stories. This year we are fortunate to have new GeriActors and students from David Barnet’s Intergenerational Theatre Class Drama 427/507 join the group. These new energies and bodies fill the room with inspiration, vitality and conversations that will carry us into the new year.
The end of September also marks the beginning of the GeriActor’s cross-province tour. Starting with the Grey Matters Conference in Drumheller, the GeriActors will perform We Decide: an adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear and stories by GeriActors and Friends about agency and choosing their path in life.
The Grey Matters Conference is a two-day (September 29 – 30) event that offers provincial service providers opportunities to network, gain knowledge and increase awareness of issues, supports and services for seniors. The Town of Drumheller in partnership with Alberta Seniors is co-hosting this conference. Which provides seniors’ service providers with the opportunity to hear from dynamic speakers and learn about best practices, emerging issues and trends that enhance seniors health and wellness. It is taking place in Drumheller Badlands Community Facility, 80 Veterans Way.
For more info on the conference go to: http://greymatters2015.com
Be sure to tell your friends in Drumheller to come if they are in town.