Senior Repertory Theatre

 

 

We are pleased to announce the creation of a new program designed exclusively for Seniors called Senior Repertory Theatre. The new program will be a weekly combination of instruction and performance paired with outreach to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and senior centers. Senior Repertory Theatre aims to be an artistic home for seniors at Seacoast Rep, dipping into all aspects of the performing arts. The quarterly program allows seniors to participate at their level of comfort, but also test their limits.

Senior Repertory Theatre is Directed by Don Bagley. 

 

Local filmmaker Moe Shore followed the Senior Repertory Theater this past Fall to document the making of “Our Stories”.  Under the direction of Tim Hackney, “Our Stories” uses ensemble building technique, investigative theater, and storytelling to pass along recollections that are relevant to all ages.  The film is divided into 3 parts Childhood, Adolescence and Adulthood and can be seen via the links below.  Additional short films from Moe Shore’s Show More Video can be seen at showmorevideo.com.

 


Session I: The Seacoast Sunshine Hour
Rehearsals: Tuesdays from 12:00pm – 1:30pm starting January 29th
Tech Week: April 1st, 2nd, 3rd from 10am – 2pm
Performances: April 4th, 5th, 6th; 2pm on Thursday & Friday and 10am on Saturday

“Remembering Radio” is a heartfelt tribute to the Golden Age of Radio.

Seacoast Rep Seniors will be introducing actual broadcasts that shaped the American way of life from the early 1920’s to the late 1950’s. Memories of the Big Bands, Jack Benny, The Lone Ranger , Lights Out,War of the Worlds, and many other favorites will be be shared. Audiences will then be treated to a recreation of the iconic radio comedy “Fibber McGee and Molly” performed live on stage
complete with sound effects table and your favorite commercial jingles! Stay Tuned!

Directed by Don Bagley.

Tuition is $100 per session. Financial assistance available. We never turn a Senior away for their inability to pay.

Tickets are $5 general admission and FREE for seniors. 


Session II: Creative Theatre Workshop
Rehearsals: Tuesdays from 12:00pm – 1:30pm starting April 23rd

The group will given a story line and each week given a scene and encouraged to improvise to create additional dialog. Each week an exercise in theater skills will be introduced including memorization , non verbal reaction, physical comedy .and timing. The goal will be to develop stage acting skills and to create a performance script that includes a series of vignettes or sketches.  

Tuition is $100 per session. Financial assistance available. We never turn a Senior away for their inability to pay.

Please show up to the first session with a check made out to the Seacoast Repertory Theatre. The first class of this session will be held at PPMtv in Portsmouth. 

Session III: Merry Meadows Mishigas – An Original Play Written by Senior Repertory Theatre
Rehearsals: Tuesdays from 12:00pm – 1:30pm starting June 25th and ending on August 27th
 
The group will rehearse the comedic stage play “Merry Meadows Mishigas”,which was created in the last sessions workshops. While rehearsing the one hour, two Act play the group will continue to enhance their stage acting skills including memorization, stage movement, and timing. Memorization is not mandatory but encouraged for those who are comfortable with it. There are roles available for those who did not participate in the last session. Tech rehearsals will be Aug 19, 20, 21 during the daytime. The end result of the session will be matinee time performances on Aug 22,23,24 at the Star Theater in Kittery.
 
Tuition is $100 per session. Financial assistance available. We never turn a Senior away for their inability to pay.
Please show up to the first session with a check made out to the Seacoast Repertory Theatre. 

Session IV: Sketch Writing & Theater Skills

Rehearsals: Tuesdays from 12:00pm – 1:30pm, October 1st – December 10th

 

Under the direction of Don Bagley, members in this session will create four 7-10 minute sketches. Sketches will be rehearsed and then performed as community outreach in 2020. During the session, acting skills will be broadened, memory skills will be exercised, physical comedy practiced.

Tuition is $100 per session. Financial assistance available. We never turn a Senior away for their inability to pay.
If interested in joining this session, please email SeniorRepertoryTheatre@seacoastrep.org.
 

 


For more information, please contact us here. 

Learn a little more about our Senior Rep program through a recent Portsmouth Herald article!