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GeriActors Theatre Ltd.

GeriActors is an internationally known and Edmonton based not-for-profit company, creating seniors' and intergenerational theatre. Founded in 2001 by Artistic Director, David Barnet, we are supported by the University of Alberta Drama Department and based at SAGE (The Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton).

  • Status:
    Non-profit, Program 
  • Main Communities Served:
    All Ages, Seniors, We are an intergenerational theatre company working with all ages. 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    Alberta 
  • Languages:
    English 
  • Arts Focus:
    Dance, Multidisciplinary, Music, Theatre 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    GeriActors Theatre Ltd. has two main areas of activity: the performance company, GeriActors & Friends (G&F), and its Outreach Programs.

    In the performance company, the 'GeriActors' are seniors from SAGE and the 'Friends' are students and alumni from the University of Alberta. Using a playful approach to theatre and elegant coffee breaks, we produce original plays based on our stories and issues facing seniors. Working intergenerationally we generate new energy, brilliant ideas and lasting friendships. Our plays focus on aging rather than age, and celebrate our commonalities.

    In our Outreach Programs, which we offer throughout the Greater Edmonton Area, our mission is to involve seniors from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds in a wide range of theatrical activities including workshops in performance storytelling, dance, and acting. 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    Following the principles of Creative Aging, our mandate is to:
    - Use theatre to have fun and entertain
    - Produce original plays that have meaning for us and our audiences
    - Challenge stereotypes of aging
    - Develop our creative and expressive skills
    - Build a theatre community that crosses ethnic, cultural, economic, age and other social barriers 
  • Additional Info:
    Read about what's happening at GeriActors on our blog: http://geriactorsfriends.wordpress.com
    Follow us on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/geriactors 
  • Main Contact Name:
    David Barnet, Artistic Director 
  • Secondary Contact:
    Becca Barrington, Associate Director 
  • Phone:
    780-248-1556 
  • Main Contact Email:
    geriactors.friends@gmail.com 
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  • Address:
    Seniors Association of Great Edmonton, 15 Sir Winston Churchill Square
    Edmonton, AB  T5J 2E5 

Last updated on 2016-02-10 13:57:20. Photos credit of: GeriActors Theatre Ltd. - Submitted by: GeriActors Theatre Ltd.