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By the Sea

One of Old School's purposes is to grow the public's appreciation for the arts and allow for more accessibility to performances. By the Sea is first of many inclusive productions for Old School.

This is not a traditional musical experience. Audience members will be invited to participate in the action and explore sensory aspects related to the subject of living by the ocean, through touch, scent, sight, and rich musical sound. Audience members who may need additional support in engaging with the performance are welcome to have a family member attend, or a staff member assist them. The show is non-verbal which means that it allows for folks to engage and enjoy without the encumbrance of needing to understand language or follow a plot.


The show was written by Claire Rouleau and Erin Winsor. The production of By the Sea was funded by the New Horizons for Seniors program with the goal of making the arts more accessible for those living with dementia. It was created with the participation and influence of seniors from our community in St. John’s, NL. The show features music recorded by Jodee Richardson, Andrew Dale (of The Once), and Dave Rowe, and is performed by Claire Rouleau and Erin Winsor.


The show is approx. 45 minutes and is followed by a meet and greet with performers, venue permitting.

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