This is your chance to take the spotlight!!
Queens Theatre's Senior Ensemble Theatre program will be operating in 6 Senior Centers all around Queens.
SNAP Innovative Senior Center
Weds/Fri 9 AM to 11 AM beginning on March 29, 2017
SNAP Innovative Senior Center is located at:
80-45 Winchester Blvd.
Queens Village, NY 11427
Angelo Petromelis Senior Center
Weds/Thur 9 AM to 11 AM beginning on March 29, 2017
Angelo Petromelis Senior Center is located at:
13-28 123rd St
Flushing, NY 11356
Howard Beach Senior Center
Mondays 2:30 to 4:30 PM and Wednesdays 1 to 3 PM beginning on March 29, 2017
Howard Beach Senior Center is located at:
155-55 Cross Bay Blvd
Howard Beach, NY 11414
Seaside Senior Center
Tuesdays 9 to 11 AM and Thursdays 12:30 to 2:30 PM beginning on March 30, 2017
Seaside Senior Senior Center is located at:
9001 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693
Samuel Field Y Senior Center
Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 AM to 12 PM beginning on April 19, 2017
Samuel Field Y Senior Center is located at:
58-20 Little Neck Pkwy
Little Neck, NY 11362
Queens Theatre's Senior Ensemble Theatre program currently running at Corona Senior Center. Join us for fun and interactive 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
Join us for the final performance of SET's newest creations!
Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 6:30 PM on the Main Stage 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
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.