Featuring workshops in Shakespeare and Improv for all skills and abilities, and performances in theatre, music, poetry and more, FEST celebrates the creativity and artistry of older adults.

When: Saturday October 5

Where: Sugar Swing Ballroom, 10019 80 Avenue **Wheelchair Accessible**

Plus: FREE Refreshments!



Workshops are open to all ages and abilities and no previous theatre experience is necessary. REGISTER TODAY – Space is Limited

Acting Shakespeare: 12 – 2pm    $20

Try out Juliet or Lear – it’s easier than you think! Play and have fun with the bard, with award-winning teacher David Barnet 

David is the founding artistic director of GeriActors, and recently retired professor in the Department of Drama at the UofA, where he specialized in community-based theatre, and Shakespeare. He is also the founding artistic director of Catalyst Theatre, and a 3M National Teaching Fellow.

Comedy Improv: 3 – 5pm    $20

Embrace spontaneity, follow your impulses, and learn the basics of improv with Rapid Fire Theatre specialist Joleen Ballendine 

Joleen is the associate director of Education with Rapid Fire and is a senior player performing weekly in Theatre Sports, Maestro and Chimprov (a long form show). She is also the creator and lead instructor for the At-Risk-Youth Project, and recently started a program for kids called the Kidprovisors.





Performance Gala at 7:30pm

Join us at our Performance Gala and celebrate seniors’ and intergenerational theatre and art. Featuring original plays by GeriActors & Friends, PLUS performances by storytellers, musicians, poets & more! Catered reception to follow.


All ages welcome



Available NOW through Eventbrite

*Subsidies available. Please contact 780-248-1556 to arrange tickets

*For groups larger than 4 OR booking for an organization, please contact 780-248-1556