Editor’s note: This Program Model is part of a series highlighting the work of the Lifetime Arts Affiliates, a cohort of 20 libraries that has been working with Lifetime Arts Inc. to launch professionally conducted arts education for older adults. For more information, check out Lifetime Arts' Creative Aging Toolkit for Public Libraries, a free online resource for librarians that provides information about creative aging research, best practices, and practical advice for planning and implementing creative aging programs.
This 12-week acting workshop for adults 55+ was led by a director/teaching artist under a model created by Lifetime Arts. It was designed for actors of any level, including absolute beginners. Participants experienced firsthand the joys and camaraderie of preparing, rehearsing and presenting a dramatic staged reading. The program culminated in a performance of "Twelve Angry Jurors" on June 7, 2015.
The Hendrick Hudson Free Library offered a 12-week acting workshop for adults 55+ in which they performed "Twelve Angry Jurors."