“When life is about stories, we develop empathy”

GeriActors is an intergenerational theatre company in Edmonton ranging in age from early twenties to ninety. Our plays are based on true stories, focusing on ageing rather than age, and celebrating our commonalities.

Way Back, is about the years, days, months, and hours throughout our lives. 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 – our new play remembers the moments of joy, hardship, triumph and magic we all experience.

We are performing over Zoom! See below for more information on upcoming performances, tickets, and how to book a performance for your organization.

Zoom Performances

With music, video and photos our stories will be brought to life on your screen. Tickets are pay-what-you-can and can be purchased here.

Upcoming performances: 

  • Tuesday, May 18 at 1:00pm MDT
  • Thursday, May 20 at 7:00pm MDT
  • Saturday, May 29 at 1:00pm MDT

What to expect:

  • When you purchase your ticket you will receive a confirmation email with a link to watch the show. If you don’t receive an email check your spam folder, or email us.
  • Tickets are per device, not per person. If a group will be watching together you can just buy 1 ticket.
  • Performances will take place on Zoom. If you are not familiar with Zoom, here are instructions on how to join the performance.
  • You’ll want a quiet space, reliable internet, and a device with speakers (phone, tablet, computer).
  • Throughout the show we will share music, sound effects, videos and photos to bring our stories to life. Don’t worry – we’ll be in charge of the tech.
  • For more info on Zoom itself, visit their website here.

BUY TICKETS

“The warmth that comes through a Zoom with the GeriActors is palpable”

Book a Performance

Book a (virtual) performance for your staff, residents or members.

Performance spots for May and June are completely booked. Fill out the form below for information about potential fall performances.

We typically perform on Tuesday and Thursdays, but let us know your availability and we can choose a day and time that fits your needs. Performances are pay-what-you-can.

What to expect:

  • Performances will take place on Zoom. For more info on Zoom click here.
  • We will provide you with a link for you to circulate to your group. There is a limit of 75 people per performance.
  • Performances run 45-60 minutes and we would love to stay on after to chat with the audience.
  • Throughout the show we will share music, sound effects, videos and photos to bring our stories to life. Don’t worry – we’ll be in charge of the tech.
  • Telephone performances: pre-recorded, audio only options available for telephone networks. Contact us for more info.

BOOK A PERFORMANCE

“Way Back” was written in collaboration with Meg Braem.

Meg Braem’s plays have been nominated for a Governors General’s Literary Award and won the Alberta Literary Award for Drama, the Alberta Playwriting Competition and Playwright Theatre Centre’s “The News Competition.” Her work has been presented at Theatre Calgary, Lunchbox Theatre, The Belfry Theatre, and many others. Her play The Josephine Knot was published by Playwrights Canada Press. Meg is co-author of Amplify: Graphic Narratives of Feminist Resistance (University of Toronto Press, 2019) with Norah Bowman and Dominique Hui. She was recently the Lee Playwright in Residence at the University of Alberta.

Directors: David Barnet and Becca Barrington

Featuring our amazing cast: Angela, Carlean, Charles, Chips, Diane, Helen, John, Kerry, Liz A, Liz R, Margaret, Maria, Pat, Pearl, and Ranee

Have questions?

Contact us for more info on our audio plays or upcoming performances.

Contact Us

Our audio plays have been made possible in part through support from the Heart + Soul Fund by EPCOR. Learn more at epcor.com/heartandsoulfund

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Additional support provided by the Sage Seniors Association.