Meet our performance company, GeriActors & Friends!

“Everyone has a story and everyone is worth listening to. GeriActorsis a place where you can be yourself, share your stories and interact with different generations.”

Our performance company, GeriActors & Friends, is unique in uniting seniors and younger generations through performer-created play development. Ranging in age from early twenties to nineties, the GeriActors are seniors from all over the greater Edmonton area, and the Friends are students and alumni from the University of Alberta.

Using a playful approach to theatre, we produce original plays based on true stories and issues of aging. Working intergenerationally we generate new energy, brilliant ideas and lasting friendships.

We write plays by playing games, telling stories, improvising, and taking elegant coffee breaks with free flowing discussion. As we rehearse and perform, we continually rewrite our scripts. Humour and music are central to our work; laughter makes even the most difficult subject accessible. Our plays are focused on aging rather than age, and celebrate our commonalities.

 

 

Engage with GeriActors & Friends

> Book a Performance
We perform at seniors residences, centres, conferences, local events, and more for audiences of seniors and their families, students, health professionals, caregivers, and the general public. To inquire about booking a performance click here.

> Interested in joining GeriActors & Friends?
GeriActors & Friends is currently at capacity and not accepting new members at this time. Subscribe to our mailing list and be the first to hear about upcoming workshops, classes, performances and more.

> Intergenerational Theatre
Every year, university students collaborate with GeriActors & Friends in theatre workshops, devised play development and performance to develop plays based on true stories and issues of aging. Learn more about Drama 507, our internship program.

> Listen to our Audio Plays
AudioGeris is a collection of audio plays by GeriActors & Friends. Click here to listen to our audio plays, access our listening guide and learn more about hosting a listening session.

Book a Performance

We perform at seniors residences, centres, conferences, local events, and more.

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