We are an artists' collective. Our members range in age from 18 to 87 years old. That said, we feel a special responsibility to our older community. American theater has long survived and depended upon the patronage and financial support of older men and women in our society. We want to repay your generosity by encouraging your own involvement and participation in our creative process.
This is our purpose in creating The Studio's VOICES OVER 50 program — to acknowledge the individual curiosity, creativity and profound hope of our brothers and sisters who appreciate live theater and work to ensure that it will continue to question, celebrate and influence our culture. Your ideas, opinions and dreams demand our attention.
Wisdom is not learned. It is earned. Wisdom comes with time and experience, with bruises, victories and do-overs. The creative life of theater reflects the energy, consequences and hopes of daily life. VOICES OVER 50 offers a unique experience for older and younger artistic folk to share their wisdom with each — to grow and become even wiser, sharing our unique journeys.
Our Fall 2023 Class Schedule
To sign up for any class, select the class title to be taken to its RSVP page. Please understand that OFF STAGE is a discussion group for members only. Two of our classes, ART AS LIFEWORK and BROADWAY SING-ALONG have yet to be set up with our online provider. But, mark your calendar! We'll fix that right away! Co
Free for Members (and Family and Friends).
Moderated by Carol MacLeod
(Monthly Play Discussions for Members Only, Family and Friends.)
The First Thursday of every month (Sept 7, 2023 to May 2, 2024) from 10:30 am - 12 pm. This year we will be reading and discussing the plays of Tennessee Williams, one of America’s greatest Playwrights. Plays will be available on a private link for all participants, and it is not necessary to attend all discussions.
Members, please check your email after you RSVP for the link to access the scripts.
FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPROVISATION (Improv is for EVERYONE!)
Free for members. $50 for non-members.
Tuesdays. October 3 - 31, 2023 from 10 am to 12 pm
Instructor - Roberta (Ro) Rubin
What You Will Love: The freedom to play, laugh, and be silly in a supportive group setting. Unpacking creativity you didn’t know you had! Building new skills that you can use in any social or business situation.
What You Will Learn: Engaging with others via acceptance, and unblocking ‘go with your gut’ reluctance. Teamwork and Group Mind. How to truly listen, react and be present in the moment.
What To Bring: An open mind and willingness to let loose and have fun!
Classes will consist of team-building group games, Improvised scenes exploring character, emotions and relationships. Giving and receiving gifts of inspiration.
“But I’m not funny or clever and I can’t tell a joke!” Yes, you are funny! Improv humor comes from truth and honesty, not gags and jokes. Come and surprise yourself!
An Acting Workshop exploring “why” in text as a crucial process tool. Free For Members.
Four Fridays. October 6 – 26, 2023 from 9:30 am to 11:30am
Instructor: Carol MacLeod
ART AS LIFEWORK - LIFE AS ARTWORK
Free for Studio Members. $100 For non-members. (There is a $10 materials fee for all.)
Wednesdays. November 1 - 29, 2023 from 10am to 12am.
Instructor: Penny Orloff
Guided imagery, written exercises and hands-on art projects:
Part 1 Enabling Creative Process, Elimination of Blocks, Recognizing Innate Abilities. Project: No-fault Drawing
Part 2 Freeing the Authentic Self, Rediscovery of Joy. Project: Collage
Part 3 Step-by-Step to Creative Expression. Project: Greeting Cards
Part 4 Slowing Down Time, Playmates, The Rocking Chair Test. Project: The Mandala
Part 5 Archaeology, Sixth-Sense Nonsense, A Watering Can for Your Creative Dry Spells. Project: The Arts Journal
BROADWAY SING-ALONG Free for members.$10/Session for non-members.
Friday, October 13, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
Lerner and Lowe with Joe Bousard
Friday, November 10, 2023 from 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Gershwin with Charlotte Brooks