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Documentary about senior theatre and healthy living
posted at March 28, 2012 3:21 PM EDT
First: March 28, 2012
Last: March 29, 2012
Hello all! My name is Greg, and I am a 51 year-old director in Charlotte, NC. My production company is currently filming a documentary about the many social, psychological and physiological benefits that seniors enjoy thanks to their participation in the theatre arts. We are profiling a group from Knoxville, TN called The Silver Stage Players that writes and produces work of social significnace to seniors. Their plays deal with topics like the loss of a spouse, facing retirement, and ageism with grace and humor. They really have been proactive about leading emotionally and artistically fulfilling lives as they get older.
It is our hope that the finished project will find a home on public television and enjoy national distribution. We think the story is a great way to inspire seniors to a life of engagement and to educate everyone who sees it about the great benefits of the arts.
If you're interested in learning more, I invite you to visit us at the link below to see a teaser and to find out how you can support this project.
If you have any specific questions or just want to chat about the project, I would love to hear your thoughts!