Article about our work

Ensemble member Mimi Schwartz has written an article which has been published by Superstition Review about her work with OnStageWe're so proud to have such a wonderful writer as part of our ensemble.

When I was fifteen, I saw South Pacific and, imagining my name in lights, I signed up to audition for Play Pro, my high school drama club. But before my name was called, I chickened out, fleeing to the bathroom. My best friend, performing Juliet’s balcony speech, was just too good.

That was that, I thought—until a friend, fifty years later, asked me to join OnStage, a group of closet actors, all over 55, who met weekly with a director named Adam.[1] “We learn theater techniques and do documentary theater,” she said. Which meant gathering stories from the community about senior memories and experience and performing them at libraries, schools, senior centers, hospitals— “whoever wants us.” . . .

To read the full article, click here.

Congrats, Mimi!

 

Indiegogo campaign a success

As of November 30th, we're delighted to announce that we succeeded in our Indiegogo campaign of raising $8,000 to help fund our next two years of operation.  With over 90 donors, we made our goal just in the nick of time!  With these funds, we will continue share our original work in nursing homes, senior resource centers, and for caregivers and medical professionals (in addition to our popular public performances!).  We have seen firsthand the healing that we can bring into our community's lives by sharing honest, meaningful stories with them--and then inviting them to share their stories back with us.  It can be a very powerful medicine.  To visit our indiegogo campaign site, click here.