Powerful theatre show explores the stories behind the person

As we age, some people only see lines and grey hair rather than the stories, feelings, beliefs and experiences that make us who we are. 

Meaningful Ageing Australia, the peak national body for spiritual care and ageing, is inviting people to join them in a unique exploration of ageing using playback theatre.

In a playback performance, the audience’s stories and experiences become the content of the show. Through dialogue with a skilled playback facilitator, individuals share perspectives, ideas, moments and events from their lives. These are then ‘played back’ by the actors and musician, while the rest of the audience watches and listens.

The event, in association with Red Thread Stories, is part of the innovative See Me. Know me. campaign from Meaningful Ageing Australia. The campaign is designed to help seniors feel more valued, and ultimately to empower them to find aged care services that will truly tune in to them as a whole person.

In addition to their See me. Know me. poster series, Meaningful Ageing Australia has published conversation starters for seniors to use with their families and friends, to share a bit about their story, values and interests.

This one-off performance takes place in Brisbane on August 22 at 1.30pm in New Farm. There will also be opportunities to learn more about the campaign, and for the audience to share their perspectives on ageing in a range of ways. Refreshments are included.

Tickets start from $5 for seniors and are available here.

For further information contact admin@meaningfulage.org.au or 03 8387 2274.
 

Posted July 18, 2019 in News