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2021 – Current


The Atto Street Gang – A group of friends grow up and find adventure in the wilds of the St. Francis River in Quebec. This is a story of freedom, a story of friendship, of staying out until your mom calls you in for supper, sneaking out after your parents fall asleep, stealing cigarettes and catching fireflies. Join the Atto Street Gang as they experience the “best summer ever”!

Now That We’re Older – If we forget something we simply say “senior moment,” but what does that mean? This play is about the things we leave behind and (sometimes) forget, and how aging has freed us to become our truest selves.

Be Careful – Mary and her husband, Jerry, have just experienced a major setback in their retirement and they are unsure where they should go next. Join them, their loveable dog Toby, and a dynamic cast of characters as they explore the falls and fears that come with aging, and figure out how to best support each other through it all.

We Decide, an audio play – Interweaving Shakespeare’s classic King Lear text with stories and commentary drawn from our own lives, this play explores the themes of elder care, invisibility, and the maintenance of agency in later life.

Spinning the Bottle, an audio play – From the 60’s to today four people share their stories of coming out and finding their family.

Reading the Signs, an audio play – Just as they are inventing rear view cameras, warning buzzers for changing lanes, and car-sharing deals, Jack has to give up driving.

Way Back, an audio play Way Back is about the years, days, months, and hours throughout our lives. A kaleidoscope of true stories, this play remembers the moments of joy, hardship, triumph and magic we all experience.

 

2016 – 2020


The Atto Street Gang – A group of friends grow up and find adventure in the wilds of the St. Francis River in Quebec. This play was created and performed virtually during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mary Reid, A Courageous Woman – A mother and her children leave England, crossing the Atlantic during WWII. This play was created and performed virtually during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reading the Signs – Just as they are inventing rear view cameras, warning buzzers for changing lanes, and car-sharing deals, Jack has to give up driving.

Sanctuary – A play about elder abuse and finding your sanctuary.

Claire & Jacob (Now known as Spinning the Bottle) From the 60’s to today four people share their stories of coming out. 

We Decide… based on King Lear – Interweaving Shakespeare’s classic King Lear text with stories and commentary drawn from our own lives, this play explores the themes of elder care, invisibility, and the maintenance of agency in later life.

Trains We Remember – A collection of train stories from childhood and WWII through to today. This play is about the journeys we’ve all taken, the goodbyes we’ve had to say and how trains of all kinds have gotten us to where we are today.

 

2011-2015


Washing – A play about laundry. This play explores the labour of women, the passing of traditions, and the pros and cons of new technology.

Tjalling Zonderland – A young man, who despite a strong dislike for school, becomes a great teacher and poet.

Pink Nail Polish – A woman remembers her childhood passion for the unobtainable.

Felixstowe – A young woman is excited for her first day at Grammar School. That is, until she meets Ms. Farthing.

 

2006-2010


Am I Invisible? – A montage of vignettes and music about the perception and avoidance of seniors’ invisibility.

Que Sera – A story of Alzheimers and caregivers.

That’s Life – Collection of stories.

  • Hunting – A young woman grows up while goose hunting with her father.
  • Leaving Home – Young people and seniors leave home, many to begin again.
  • Prickles – A mother accidentally kills a pet hedgehog, which takes her daughter many years to forgive.
  • Tattoo – A child’s failed attempt to reconcile her parents.

From Riches to Rags – Two young girls, taken away from their abusive father, find independence on a farm.

Goose – A Canada Goose joins a northern Alberta farm family.

Betty and Jane – The story of a sixty year friendship that started in jail.

Lean On Me – Because of sudden physical deterioration, a woman moves into dependent living.

Joan’s Story – A senior’s reminiscence about her first Christmas gift.

Fancy German Automobiles – A woman dealing with manic depression receives the gift of a cigarette.

When I was a Boy – A man remembers growing up in Holland during the Nazi occupation in World War II.

 

2000-2005


Retirement Blues – A musical play about a man who retires and gets in his wife’s way.

The Purple Onion – For a brief and embarrassing moment a woman forgets that she is a wife, mother and school teacher.

Downsizing – After selling her house, an elderly widow moves into a small apartment with a cat, a dog and all her possessions.

So It’s All Arranged – Three ladies discuss their funeral arrangements.

Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare’s balcony scene adapted for a senior Romeo and Juliet.

Broken Stove – A man goes to extraordinary lengths to make a marriage proposal.

Edna’s Story – On her first date with a man who would become her husband of fifty years, Edna almost drowns in the North Saskatchewan River.

 

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