Build Your Own Subscription

1. Accessible Theatre Performances 

Choose one, two, three or four of our shows to add to your subscription!

Grandpals

Christmas

Show X

Show Z

Grandpals is the story of an intergenerational friendship between an older gentleman, Johnny and a young woman, Emma. The play tells the story of how music and family invite Johnny and Emma to better understand one another. The story is inspired by true events and celebrates the possibility of bridging the gap between the young and old.

Old School Christmas is a story of 30-year-old, Samantha celebrating Christmas Eve differently this year. Due to illness, she stays at her Nan’s house. They make the best out of their evening together by reminiscing, laughing, and singing. Turns out they may have started a new Christmas Eve tradition!

Show x is not your typical love story. John grows up with his grandfather teaching him the ways out outport life. When John moves to the city, he meets the love of his life, a townie. His grandfather supports him from a far and his gentlemen like qualities allow him to blossom in the new city.

Show z is a war time story. Rewind to 1916. Josephine takes care of her three kids while her husband is fighting in the war. They write letters back and forth. The kids work with their mother to sew, knit and take over the fatherly duties while he is away. They are immersed in the current time while mother acts out childhood experiences to make them laugh.

Details and Logistics:

  • 45-minute play with music.

  • Features two actors and one technician/facilitator. 

  • Outdoor performances require a parking space provided by the facility for our Old School Bus.

  • Indoor performances require space for a set (dimensions: ____), working power outlets, seating for residents and a small dressing room for performers to use 30 minutes before the show and 15 minutes after.

  • Accompanied in schools with a talk back session and the option for a pre or post show workshop delivered by Old School artist educators addressing subject matter from the play.

  • Accompanied in homes by a meet and greet with performers and the option for a post-show workshop. 

Mini pre or post-show workshops can be added for an additional cost.

2. Interactive Arts Workshops

Music and Memory

Show x is not your typical love story. John grows up with his grandfather teaching him the ways out outport life. When John moves to the city, he meets the love of his life, a townie. His grandfather supports him from a far and his gentlemen like qualities allow him to blossom in the new city.

Dancing and Dementia

Show x is not your typical love story. John grows up with his grandfather teaching him the ways out outport life. When John moves to the city, he meets the love of his life, a townie. His grandfather supports him from a far and his gentlemen like qualities allow him to blossom in the new city.

Cognitive Crafts

Show x is not your typical love story. John grows up with his grandfather teaching him the ways out outport life. When John moves to the city, he meets the love of his life, a townie. His grandfather supports him from a far and his gentlemen like qualities allow him to blossom in the new city.

Thought-provoking Theatre

Show x is not your typical love story. John grows up with his grandfather teaching him the ways out outport life. When John moves to the city, he meets the love of his life, a townie. His grandfather supports him from a far and his gentlemen like qualities allow him to blossom in the new city.

Reminiscence (Play) Writing

Show x is not your typical love story. John grows up with his grandfather teaching him the ways out outport life. When John moves to the city, he meets the love of his life, a townie. His grandfather supports him from a far and his gentlemen like qualities allow him to blossom in the new city.

Observations and Object Handling

Show x is not your typical love story. John grows up with his grandfather teaching him the ways out outport life. When John moves to the city, he meets the love of his life, a townie. His grandfather supports him from a far and his gentlemen like qualities allow him to blossom in the new city.

Listening to Dementia

Show x is not your typical love story. John grows up with his grandfather teaching him the ways out outport life. When John moves to the city, he meets the love of his life, a townie. His grandfather supports him from a far and his gentlemen like qualities allow him to blossom in the new city.

3. Birthday Parties

Birthday parties are inherently intergenerational, which means they fully align with Old School's mission! Old School Birthday Parties will make the most of celebrating people of all ages with friends and family members.

  • 1.5 hours

  • Parking space provided by the client (equivalent three parallel parking spaces)

  • Resident family members welcome

  • Tunes from all eras playing all party long

  • 10-15 minute dance along led by artist facilitator

  • Paint the bus

  • Table games inside the bus

  • Lawn games outside the bus (weather pending)

  • Photo booth with Old School's props

  • Polaroid photo for birthday celebrants

  • For residents unable to physically join the party - time will be allotted for artist facilitators to visit individuals if it is their birthday season for a song, chat and birthday card delivery

  • Extra charge for parties outside the St. John's Metro area