From:                              Senior Theatre Resource Center <>

Sent:                               Friday, March 12, 2021 3:42 PM


Subject:                          Springing a leak


March 2021

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Bonnie's Column: When it rains...

Everything was all set for me to present Take Senior Theatre Online: It's Fun and Creative! for the International Council on Active Aging. I had about an hour to spare when my Assistant Carolyn called. "Bonnie, the roads are icing up. You need to do your presentation from home." After glancing out the window, I picked up and left to do just that. Whew! What followed was a history-making winter storm. Icy roads and fallen trees kept us off the roads for a few days. And when we returned to the office, we discovered a swampy carpet. Melting snow was dripping through the roof.

That was a month ago. For the most part, we've been able to work and expect to be back in our main office space in a few days.

I've cycled through patience, frustration, concern, and more than a bit of worry. An old adage: "Take one day at a time," helps me immensely. It is a reminder to focus on the tasks at hand and not to worry about those things beyond my control.

We pride ourselves on prompt, personalized service and it's been difficult to keep on top of everything. Please be patient with us as we work through all of the additional tasks related to the disaster.

Theatres are starting to book performances, and a return to some semblance of normal life seems possible. Now is the time to begin planning your "re-entry." Decide which play or project you will use to reintroduce yourself to audiences. We're here to help you find something wonderful!

Here’s to a dry office,

Bonnie L. Vorenberg
President, ArtAge Publications



with these free resources


Against a backdrop of social restrictions and loneliness, many Senior Theatres are moving their work online, and you can too! Take a moment to learn more with Bonnie L. Vorenberg who shares tips and techniques to help actors and audiences connect and performers do what they do best--entertain!

Listen to a webinar: Take Senior Theatre Online: It's fun and creative! is a free session, but you will have to register. Presented by The International Council on Active Aging® which is an association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry. It supports organizations and professionals that develop wellness environments and services for adults over 50.

Read an article: Senior Theatre Adapts to the Pandemic: COVID-19 Teaches Older Actors New Tricks by Bonnie L. Vorenberg, published in The Journal on Active Aging November/December 2020, Vol. 19 no. 7

Click here for a list of plays and other resources for Streaming and Online Senior Theatre.



Evacuation, by Linda LaRocque

Save $5 on these select e-scripts
The characters in all of these plays show a remarkable ability to respond to a change of plans. From a routine speeding ticket to natural disasters, including an end-of-the-world asteroid, they are great reminders that a leaky roof is just one of the many things that can go wrong.

  • Not Kate or Leo - Isidor and Ida may have died on the Titanic, but their love survived the wave.
  • We Interrupt This Program - A couple's unexpected and hilarious response to an emergency broadcast announcing life as we know it will end in three weeks.
  • Evacuation - The divorced parents and their son are driving to escape the hurricane and the past, only to discover that there’s still a lot there to love!
  • Home Shopping Hijinks - Aunt Boo thinks she bought a robot to help with the housework but the item delivered is a handsome hunk.
  • Under a Full Moon in November - A pair of one night stands during the Northeast Blackout of 1965 come to haunt two couples 44 years later.
  • Finding Gladys - Gladys enters a national contest hoping to gain celebrity as a playwright but ends up head over heels in comedic trouble.
  • Prepper's Nightmare - Doug thinks a remote bunker in New Zealand is the safest place in the world to protect his family… until he meets a local.
  • Which Goldberg? - Etta and Ida are both convinced they know the right Goldberg but they’re both wrong.
  • Dumpster Divers - It's a true emergency -- the bridge boards are in the dumpster. Can they figure out a solution in time?
  • The Speeding Ticket - Pulled over for speeding, Starlight Moon takes control of the situation by thinking fast on her feet. 
  • The Robbin' Hoods - After losing their entire nest egg, the robbing Hoods have a plan to recover their retirement dreams.

Sale ends March 18, 2021

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