AUDIO PLAYS BY GERIACTORS

GeriActors is an intergenerational theatre company in Edmonton. Ranging in age from early twenties to nineties, we develop original plays based on true stories and issues of aging. Every year, we perform for seniors, families, caregivers, healthcare providers, policy makers, students and the general public.

While Covid-19 presented many challenges, it also inspired new ways of sharing stories and connecting with audiences. We developed our first ever audio play, Way Back, which brings our stories to life in a new way and engages listeners from all over.


WAY BACK, AN AUDIO PLAY

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 – Way Back remembers the moments of joy, hardship, triumph and magic we all experience.

CAST & CREATIVE

Written in collaboration with Meg Braem

Developed & Directed by David Barnet & Becca Barrington

Audio Production Produced by Kim McCaw, Sound Editing by Josh Gwozdz

Featuring Angela Smythe, Carlean Fisher, Charles Bidwell, Chips Reid, Diane Jonsson, John Grootelaar, Kerry Francis, Liz Allchin, Liz Reid, Margaret Rutherford, Maria Yakula, Pat Parkinson, Pearl Edwards, and Ranee Wickramasekera


listen to An excerpt of Way Back


HOW TO LISTEN

Click on each section below for more information on how you can listen to the play.

  1. Listen to Way Back like you would a podcast or radio play. The audio play will be available to listen to September 2021.
  2. Tune into a Listening Session. Hosted monthly on Zoom, register to listen to the play with others and have the opportunity to share your thoughts and stories too.
  3. Book a Private Listening Session. Organizations can book a session for their group (or book with other organizations for a fun collaboration).

AUDIOGERIS broCHURE

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WHAT OUR AUDIENCES SAID

“It reminded me of my own farm days in rural Manitoba.”

“Every story was a fabulous exposition of a moment in time. It was very touching.”

“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).”

“I watched it with my 3 year old. She loved it!”

“What a trip through history!”

Still have questions?

Learn more about AudioGeris, Way Back, and how you can get involved.

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