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Seniors Create!


Theatre Wakefield welcomes seniors over 60 of all abilities to participate in a new artistic project called Seniors Create. We’ve engaged Diane Lemire, a wonderful visual artist in Chelsea and Tedd Robinson, an equally wonderful and acclaimed movement/theatre artist living in the Pontiac, to facilitate the project. Beginning in mid-September, a dozen seniors will meet twice a week until December with Tedd to reflect, remember, move, connect, write and collectively create a movement/ theatre work that will be performed in mid-January at the next TaDa! Performing Arts Festival (and possibly beyond). Another dozen seniors will meet with Diane once a week during the same time-period to create a visual arts set for the stage. The participants will be the creators of the work in every sense, and will meet in a safe environment of equity, inclusion and collaboration. The more diverse the better: persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+, Indigenous peoples and visible minorities are welcome; no formal training in any art form is necessary. Those interested in the movement/theatre creation will be chosen during an audition process in August for their passion for moving, their interest in self-expression and their openness to working as a collective. There will be sharing among them at every step. If you are interested, please let us know at info@theatrewakefield.ca. Theatre Wakefield gratefully acknowledges the generous funding of Canadian Heritage, Employment and Social Development Canada (New Horizons