Golden Starz for Creative Aging

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Program Information

Northern Starz Theatre Company is excited to present Golden Starz, Theatre for Creative Aging.  This program invites all individuals, 55+, to participate in their on-going classes, workshops and summer 2020 production of "An Unspeakable Triumph of Supreme Brilliance".

Why Golden Starz?

This program will benefit participants cognitively and socially through the application of an intentional curriculum that teaches skills in theatre arts.  The teaching artists and leaders at Northern Starz hope that participants will feel welcome to be creative thinkers, try new activities, and leave each class with a sense of accomplishment. 

Why Theatre?

The act of engaging in a socially-based activity that educates and challenges older adults is imperative in maintaining and potentially improving mood, memory, and overall wellness.  While older adults anecdotally recognize these benefits, research supports it.  Engaging in novel cognitive, physical, and social activities increases neural connections in the brain, connections that deteriorate with age.  Participants are not sitting and listening to a lecture; instead, they are physically (within their limitations) and mentally engaging in each class to practice what is being taught. 

Session #1: October 2nd - November 20th

 

Our first 8-week session will include Acting 1, Gestures and Voice, Improvisation, Pantomime, Picking a skit and much more. Every week we will include Brain Games and Social time. All individuals 55+ are welcome to join the fun!! No Experience Necessary! 


1:00-2:30pm

Session #2: December 12th - February 20th

This 8-week session will include Acting 2, Creative Writing, Chair Mime, Projection, Creative Movement, monologues and much more. Every week we will include Brain Games and Social Time. All individuals 55+ are welcome to join the fun!! No Experience Necessary! 


Thursday’s from 12:30-2pm

Session #3: March 4th - April 22nd

This 8-week session will include Acting 3, Gestures/Voice/Projection, Creating Characters, Scene Study, Auditioning and much more. Every week we will include Brain Games and Social Time. All individuals 55+ are welcome to join the fun!! No Experience Necessary! 


1:00-2:30pm

Thank You MRAC

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The Golden Starz Creating Aging program  is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.