Our performance venues have included the Winspear Centre, Timms Centre for the Arts, Glenrose Hospital, University of Alberta Hospital, Grant MacEwan College, and numerous care facilities and seniors' centres.
We have performed at Conferences and Festivals including Empey Lecture: Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta; Society for the Arts in Healthcare Annual Conference; Enhancing the Aging Experience through Collaborative Care: Alberta Interprofessional Conference (AIC), Health Sciences Council; Cultural Capitals Community Arts Festival; Creative Age Festival; ArtSpirit 2013.
"The GeriActors are just themselves. They are not putting on any sort of social mask. Because they don’t put on a social mask, they invite all of us to really be ourselves."
Audience response for GeriActors & Friends:
I wanted to add a note of celebration for the work of the "GeriActors" seniors' theatre company. As an audience member and participant in their spring theatre workshop, it was incredible to hear the powerful stories from the perspectives of the seniors and to see intergenerational connections in action.
It was incredible to hear the powerful stories from the perspectives of the seniors and to see intergenerational connections in action...many of us had tears in our eyes as the actors shared their experiences and memories. Our collaboration with the GeriActors is unique....you make our research come alive.
Agnes Pieracci, HCIC Symposium