LISTEN TO WAY BACK, OUR VERY FIRST AUDIO PLAY

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 – this play 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 A SAMPLE of Way Back


HOW TO LISTEN

Click on each section below for more info.

  1. Tune into a Listening Session. Listen to the play with others and have the opportunity to share your thoughts and stories too. Can’t make it to the session? Register anyways and gain access to listen on your own for a limited time.
  2. Host a Listening Session with your group (or book with another organization for a fun collaboration).
  3. *Coming Soon* Way Back will be available to listen to through our Online Shop.

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!”


WAY BACK IN THE MEDIA

Click on the links or images below to see more! 

FOLIO UAlberta: From stage to sound: seniors’ theatre company turns plays into podcasts by Geoff McMaster, written article

CTV News Edmonton: Revolutionary’ seniors theatre group challenging stereotypes, tropes about aging by Jessica Robb, written article and video segment

CBC Radio Active: A new podcast run by a theatre company for senior actors, a radio interview with David Barnet and Becca Barrington

Global Edmonton: GeriActors theatre company encourages any age to the stage, video segment

     


AUDIOGERIS BROCHURE

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