Writing Plays for Senior Theatre


Discover how playwrights can craft the shows that older actors love to perform and audiences love to watch.

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  • Bonnie L. Vorenberg

    Senior Theatre is a unique art form with special requirements–much more than plays being set in a retirement community! This guide will help writers understand how Senior Theatre companies operate and their needs. Then, learn how to shape dialogue, characters, and plots that are fun, yet challenging for seasoned performers. Playwrights will be able to craft works that older actors love to perform and audiences love to watch.

    Thank you so much for this document, which I keep re-reading. The wealth of information is presented so clearly and positively that it will make me a better playwright. Informative and enlightening, it’s a marvelous guide for those of us who write for Senior Theatre.” Senior Theatre Playwright

    Click here to read the Writers’ Guidelines

    Click here to listen to the Playwright’s Discussion Group on Writing Plays for Senior Theatre

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    If you want to read the complete script, order a hard copy or e-script for perusal.

    If you want to perform or rehearse, order cast copies. Select either e-cast copies, which you will be able to download, or hard cast copies. Hard cast copies are printed in black and white on 3-hole punched paper so it’s easy to put them into notebooks.

    Play collections are copyright protected and can’t be copied. When you decide which plays you want to use, contact us for e-scripts which you can copy.

    When you have performance dates, add royalty to your shopping cart, along with the number of performances. Rates are per performance and apply whether you charge admission or not. They are due two weeks prior to the show.

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     We appreciate your order. Thanks for helping older performers fulfill their theatrical dreams!

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    Bonnie L. Vorenberg

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