Resources

Freie Werkstatt Theater: Althentheatre Older Adult Theatre Ensemble (Germany)

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Altentheater in Cologne, Germany, started in 1979 as one of the earliest theater groups for older people in Europe. It is part of the Freie Werkstatt Theater, a professional company that performs literary works and …

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Re-Live: The Company of Elders Acting Ensemble (U.K.)

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The Company of Elders (Cardiff, Wales) is an acting ensemble developed by Re-Live, a Welsh Arts in Health non-profit in Cardiff, Wales (U.K.). It is made up of older adults, ages 71-95, who develop and …

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The Elders Company of the Royal Exchange Theatre (U.K.)

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The Elders Company of the Royal Exchange Theatre (Manchester, UK), started in 2014 to engage “people aged 60+ who want to feel connected to new people and ideas, be  creative and challenge the stereotypes of …

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GeriActors & Friends Intergenerational Theater Company (Canada)

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GeriActors & Friends (Edmonton, Canada) is an intergenerational theater company organized by a group of older people seeking ways to become involved with theater. Through instructional lessons led by a professor of Theater Arts at …

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Theater 55 Performs, “HAIR: By Those Who Lived It!”

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Theater 55 was founded in Minneapolis, MN in 2018 by Richard Hitchler, an actor and director who realized that, “there really weren’t opportunities available for people over 65 interested in theater.” The Company’s first production …

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Leeds Playhouse Supports Theater Initiatives by and for Older Adults in the U.K.

Programs and Initiatives

The U.K.-based theatre organization, Leeds Playhouse, developed and supports two theater initiatives by and for older adults; one a peer-led group and the other a professionally-led company. The Feeling Good Theater Company creates and tours …

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Glorious Age: Entelechy Arts’ Older Adult Theatre Company (U.K.)

Organization Profiles

Entelechy Arts Older Adult Drama Group, “Glorious Age” in South East London (UK) was formed nearly two decades ago by a group of older people living in South East London who discovered that they shared …

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Unboxed: An Intergenerational LGBTQ+ Program Exploring Identity Through Art & Stories

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This post on the website of LinkAGES, a Denver based foundation that supports intergenerational initiatives, provides an excellent overview of “Unboxed,” a digital intergenerational storytelling program for LGBTQ+ participants. Developed by the Denver Public Library …

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Implementing and Expanding Virtual Programming For Older Adults

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From engAGED’s e-blast:  “With virtual programming here to stay as a way to reach older adults who are reluctant or unable to attend in person, engAGED worked with Project Advisory Committee member and subcontracted partner …

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Age-Friendly Standards

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From the Fantastic for Families website: Organizations that sign-up to the Age-Friendly Standards value all generations and want to provide a welcoming and positive experience for everyone, regardless of their age. Whilst many of the …

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