In addition to the usual theatre based productions, Confederation Theatre Society has written and produced shorter one act plays specifically for seniors. We have traveled to seniors venues in Calgary and in some of the surrounding communities.
In early 2016, we were approached by Montgomery Seniors to perform at their lunchtime meeting at the Montgomery Community Association. We agreed and wrote six short plays to perform. The performances included both drama and comedy.
Terry Ager, Kathleen Fraser & Bill McCarthy in “The Social Workers”
After the performance in Montgomery CARYA’s (Formally Calgary’s Family Services) elder abuse group asked us to perform for them. They wanted the performance to include a short play about elder abuse to bring awareness of the often hidden problem. We wrote a short play on this troubling topic which was performed in February 2017at the Central Library.John Dutton Theatre.
Terry Whittaker & Alan LeBoeuf in “The Vicars”
CARYA asked us to perform our elder abuse play again on June 15th (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day) at the John Dutton Theatre. We happily agreed to do this.
Kathy Shore & Bill McCarthy in “Paddy”
On June 6th 2107 we performed at the High River United Church, as a part of High River Senior’s Week celebrations.
In March 2018 we will be performing in Carstairs.
We will perform anywhere at any time of the day, in the morning or in the afternoon.
“I wanted to thank you and Confederation Theatre group again for such an amazing performance.
All of the feedback I received was very positive and the older adults in the crowd were really wanting more!”
-Alison Jozsa of Carya. (Calgary Family Services)
“You and your cast did all the hard work and it was obvious that the audience really enjoyed it. Thanks to all of you for a brilliant performance. It was my privilege to be part of the day.”
– Cari Gulbrandsen of Carya. (Calgary Family Services)
“The clients, staff and volunteers from the Adult Day Programs in Calgary Rural South, thoroughly enjoyed the performances by the Confederation Theatre for our annual Seniors week celebration.
It was something new for them and they felt it was an awesome experience. The acting was terrific and professional. The variety of humor and drama was excellent.
It was also a wonderful way to bring about the awareness of elder abuse in this type of play – which gets the point across without them having to feel uncomfortable as they possibly would in an open discussion session but it does open the door for such a discussion as well.
Tremendous event! The actors and actresses were very friendly and personable. We would love to have you back again anytime to perform for us!”
- Debbie Remple of Alberta Health Services