StAGEs – for 50 years and up!

StAGEs 2017 Partners:

An award winning program!

Piloted in the fall of 2015, StAGEs received the 2016 Nonprofit Innovations Award and a Creative Impact Award. StAGEs invites people over 50 years of age to create and grow together!

We have successfully completed a full year of programming, touching the lives of 34 individuals.
Join us for our two series of 10 sessions each, once a week for two hours this spring and fall of 2017.

A Journey Through StAGEs – Spring 2017

Join us on Monday, May 15th at 11:00 am  for a final shareback of our spring series.
This is a FREE event and open to the public!

Since mid-March, this interactive and hysterical group of older adults ranging in age from 50s to 90s has been entertaining and challenging each other.

As a culmination of the ten week program, the StAGEs troupe will share their collaboration and jokes, including a live lip sync and a brief video. As part of the performance, the troupe will be giving a preview into the StAGEs program. Renee Morth, StAGEs Teaching Artist says, “We’ll show the process of the class over the last ten weeks, we’ll share our warmups, we’ll share some monologues and scenes that were created around an object of importance brought by each of the participants. We’ll include some scenes we created from some Norman Rockwell paintings.” She adds with a chuckle, “And, we’ll do the lip sync.”

Morth explains that the lip sync activity was arranged by the group with songs from the 1940s to the 80s. “These songs represent memories from their teenage years.” But the development of the lip sync skit has a secondary significance. The lip sync will also be performed in September at York College. Behavior Sciences Professor of Gerontology, Mary Ligon says that on Monday, September 18, the StAGEs group will be performing their live lip sync at an Alzheimer’s benefit called “Singing for a Cure” which is sponsored by the York College Gerontology Honors Society.

Cost: $10.00 per weekly session

or $80.00 for prepayment of the full 10 weeks up front.

(Full scholarships are available upon request.)

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

Got physical limitations or just plain nervous? No problem – you’ll be among patient, tolerant friends, and good company.

DreamWrights is handicapped accessible with free, off-street parking!