In June 2018 – Seniors’ Month – we will tour our elder abuse show The Golden (C)age across senior service organizations in the GTA!
Mixed Company Theatre‘s production of Luciano Iogna’s The Golden (C)age is a rarely-seen in-depth examination of being a senior citizen in a society that perpetuates youth and perpetually denies the fact that people age. It is a play about the problems – and glories! – of getting old in a world that is defined by and for youth. Issues of intergenerational conflicts and, potentially, abuse are presented within family and community settings in a manner that both enlighten and entertain. And with Mixed Company Theatre‘s unique style of Forum Theatre, The Golden (C)age puts the spectator right in the middle of the action – to become a spect-actor within the play – as a way to discuss and analyze the issues towards trying to find realistic alternatives to the problems that aging will bring to every single one of us.
Interested in bringing The Golden (C)age to senior groups that you know?
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
In September 2017, Mixed Company Theatre collaborated with Timiskaming Elder Abuse Task Force (TEATF) in 2017 to tour The Golden (C)age in Timiskaming, Ontario. And in March 2018, representatives from over 20 senior service organizations in the GTA came to catch our free preview of The Golden (C)Age held at the Palmerston Public Library Theatre! Here’s who attended:
North York Seniors Centre
Bernard Betel Centre
Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities
Toronto Council On Aging
Toronto Public Library
The Neighbourhood Group
Lambton House/Heritage York
Parkdale Community Health Centre
Community Living Toronto
Davenport Perth Neighbourhood & Community Health Centre
Reconnect Community Health Services
Korean Senior Citizens Society of Toronto
Yee Hong Centre
North York Arts
Toronto Public Health
Senior Persons Living Connected
Sick Muse Art Projects
Toronto Seniors Forum