This is your chance to take the spotlight!!
Queens Theatre's Senior Ensemble Theatre program is currently running at Bayside Senior Center.
Bayside Senior Center
Fridays 10 AM to 12 PM through February 10, 2017
Bayside Senior Center is located at:
221-15 Horace Harding Expy
Bayside, NY 11359
Join us for the final performance of SET's newest creation Bayside to Broadway!
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 3 PM in the Cabaret Theatre space at Queens Theatre.
The performance is free and there will be a reception following the show!
Here's a snippet of last spring's Senior Ensemble Theatre Final Performance
Queens Theatre's Senior Ensemble Theatre program begins again at Corona Senior Center on March 2, 2017. Join us for fun and inteactive workshops where we will create and perform an original cabaret style show!
Corona Senior Center
Thursdays 10 AM to 12 PM through June 22, 2017
Corona Senior Center is located at:
108-74 Roosevelt Ave
Corona, NY 11368
Our community’s senior citizens bring to the performing arts a lifetime rich in human experience. In six or more decades of living, they have witnessed world-shaking events and ridden the personal roller coasters of joy, sadness, good fortune and adversity that are essential to conveying high-quality theatre. What better vehicle than the stage for the dramatization of their special insights? Queens Theatre’s Senior Ensemble Theatre (SET) program provides a vital sense of commitment and joy in the lives of mature adults and demonstrates the possibilities for expanded horizons late in life.
Queens Theatre Education (QTEd) will partner with senior centers in Queens Communities to bring theatre arts to the center’s guests. QTEd’s Director of Education will work with area senior center Program Directors to engage participants and promote our program in the community. Once the ensemble is gathered, QTEd will hire a professional theatre director/teaching artist and musical director to lead the group in exploring physical and vocal expression through various settings and characters. The directors will help the ensemble chose scenes, songs and develop monologues that offer a variety of roles well suited for older performers. The material we propose present a positive image of the aging experience and provide an opportunity for seniors to enhance their mental acuity, be physically active and form new and lasting bonds with ensemble members. The directors will guide the ensemble members toward a cabaret-style performance goal. Rehearsals and workshops will take place at the senior center and the final performances will take place at the center as well as in Queens Theatre’s Studio or Cabaret Theatre. QT’s professional crew will design lights, sound and run the production at the Theatre. Friends and family will be invited to attend the final performance at QT free of charge.