October 15, 2021

THEATRE-BASED PROGRAMING FOR US: SENIORS – AACT Fall 2021 Webinar Series. 2nd session

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Emma Shafer is using her theatre background to work with senior citizens in an assisted living retirement home. The programming she has put together is rooted in improv, storytelling, and other skills gathered as a professional actress. While this demographic’s abilities may differ from others, that doesn’t stop the possibility of wonder through play, imagination, and saying “Yes, and.” Emma is certainly learning as much as she is teaching. 
Emma Slater

Presenter: Emma Shafer is an actor currently based in Seattle. She received her B.A. in Theatre from Butler University, aswell as additional training with SITI Company and the Moscow Art Theatre School. She enjoys collaborative projectsthat explore stories through new lenses. Her newest endeavor is developing and facilitating theatre-based programmingfor senior citizens, which forms the basis of this presentation.

The AACT Fall 2021 Webinar Series provides enrichment courses for actors, directors, theatre educators, and administrators, with an emphasis on enhancing skills and expanding perspectives. These affordable sessions are designed to deliver superior professional/vocational development with no travel costs. As an attendee, you can enhance your expertise and knowledge in all aspects of theatre-making, by interacting directly with artists, practitioners, educators, and consultants. 

The full series of six sessions begins September 16 and ends December 9, 2021. Each session offers 1 to 1.5 hours of streaming webcast that includes a live discussion with the presenter, video demonstrations, and presentation materials.

Per-session registration: AACT members, $15; non-members, $20.

Fall 2021 Webinar Series also includes:
Kamishibai: A Dynamic Approach to Creative Dramatics
Presenter: April Cochran
October 28, 2021, 3:00 pm (Eastern)
Explore using Kamishibai’s (Japanese paper theatre) illustrated cards as a dynamic way to engage pre-readers and serve as a jumping off point for creative dramatics. 

New Play Festival: How to Begin                             
Presenter: Trinity Bird
November 11, 2021, 2:00 pm (Eastern)
Discover how a Plays-in-Development series at The Sauk workshops three-four unpublished plays collaborating with local actors, director, and the playwright.

Using Artistic Collaboration to Enhance Cultural Understanding
Presenters: Katy Merriman and Tiffany Johnson
December 2, 2:00 pm (Eastern)
Insight and advice for creating new bridges to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Psychological Dramaturgy  
Presenters: Kathy Pingel and Dr. Caitlin A. J. Powell
December 9, 2021, 2:00 pm (Eastern)
Explore a method of research that assists actors in understanding why and how they may make decisions based on psychological principles.

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or contact the AACT office at [email protected], or 817-732-3177

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