Engage seniors in reminiscence and storytelling and learn how to transform recollections into visual art. Great Ideas for oral history interviews in a step-by-step program that excites and inspires!
This easy-to-read "How To" manual that guides you in every step of establishing your own weekday luncheon theatre business. Each chapter guides you along the way so no stone is left unturned.
You'll learn all the essential components of writing for success from this go-to book for writing for fundraising! Mal Warwick, the nation's premier letter-writing tutor and direct mail expert, shows you the essential tools for making your direct marketing program a success.
Learn how to use theatre for a healthier, more active life. The witty, whimsical Dr. Dale keeps you in stitches as he prescribes acting and laughter to help you feel years younger. Gain a new outlook on how being on stage can bring you health, success, and a fuller life.
Here is what all directors need to know, and what every actor and audience member wants them to know.
For over a decade, Strimling has brought generations together for acting workshops and performances that confront stereotypes of age and aging.
Answer your questions about how to organize, recruit, and work with older actors, choose appropriate material, make technical decisions, locate a space, attract audiences, generate funds, and more.
This comprehensive and illustrated source book of performing groups, professionals and resources brings all of senior theatre into one volume. Discover performing groups, professionals as well as scripts, books, articles, and ideas to create theatre magic with older performers.
Learn how to create low budget living history plays with kids and seniors. Place storytelling on center stage as you discover the rich and powerful process.
"A senior theatre company, Act II Studio, is approached by a Canadian center about transforming their social science research into a play about breast cancer. What resulted was the phenomenon, "Handle With Care?" which had over 200 performances across Canada and in the U.S.
Bonnie’s pioneering book forms the basis for the modern senior theatre movement. It’s a handbook and practical guide to creating a senior theatre program. The book guides the reader through creating a program, selecting materials, and creating a performance.
Drama comes alive in this practical guide. With step-by-step instructions, directing creative drama, improvisation and basic acting becomes easy. Includes 50 activities to stimulate senses, awaken imagination, encourage interaction and stimulate verbal communication. Our favorite 'How-to' book!
Alvin H. Reiss, brings his best 100 ideas into a book that will be sure to inspire. His marketing and fund raising challenges, plans and results combine humor with examples of flyers, brochures, posters, and letters. Excellent book!
Creative drama is fun, spontaneous, doesn’t require memorization and promotes creativity and imagination.
This user-friendly book demonstrates how to use simple music and movements to engage people with dementia, promoting relaxation and enjoyment.
Barrier-Free Theatre is a useful book, filled with nuts-and-bolts, hands-on, comprehensive guide for making drama accessible to people of all ages. Written for drama teachers and directors, recreation leaders, therapists, and other group leaders, this book explains in simple, non-technical language how to make accommodations for successful participation in creative drama, improvisation, puppetry, traditional plays, and new plays.
This rich collection of photos and recollections demonstrate the value of creativity during any age of our lives. Includes “7 Songs of Women’s Lives,” a CD by Frances Kandl. They are based on the women featured in “Aging Artfully.”
This fresh and creative guide contains the resources needed to help you craft a persuasive synopsis, package a compelling story, and create a short story approach for proposals.
A great guide for creating theatre based on life stories. Learn from expert, James Birren, who for 25 years has been conducting autobiography groups.
Reminiscence Theatre is a comprehensive guide to the nature, practice and therapeutic effects of reminiscence theatre. Drawing on examples from a range of real-life case studies, , Pam Schweitzer provides practical advice on how to draw out oral histories, create a script, and develop the material into a dramatic production from your life experience.