Stories Of New York – Seniors, is a storytelling workshop that encourages connection and community bonding that culminates with a series of documentary films featuring Brooklyn Seniors presenting real life stories. The sharing of personal stories is a profound and authentic experience, connecting people by celebrating the universal experience of what it is to be alive. We work with all communities, including individuals with cognitive impairment and other mental or physical disabilities. Our belief is that everyone wants to be heard, every voice is important, every life is an astonishing experience and each of us has stories worth sharing. Whether performing, coaching others or producing a group show our goal is to get people talking, listening, and sharing. Our work aims to include everyone in the conversation about what it is to be human.
Special On Air Viewing
Stories from Warbasse: True Stories Told by Brooklyn Seniors - A film by Em Watson Airing on Brooklyn Free Speech (part of BRIC Arts Media) Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 - 8pm
Where to Watch:
NYC- Verizon FioS 44, Brooklyn - Spectrum (formerly Time Warner) 56 | Optimum (formerly Cablevision) 69 | RCN 84. Watch on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2RNrBV2
These Coney Island & Brighton Beach Brooklynites will present you with real life stories on subjects ranging from true love, to travel, family, childhood memories, life in Brooklyn and beyond. They have been crafting their stories with Stories Of New York – Seniors as part of the SU-CASA artist in residency program. Story coaches Cyndi Freeman, Sandi Marx, Terri Galvin, Mel Dockery, and Dawn Fraser are proud to be presenting two live performances celebrating the work that has been created.
Featuring Stories by Gail Schlesser, Sophie Buchholtz, Samuel Zilberzweig, Nadege Lantigua, Miriam Rose, Irina Kleytman & Rose Cohen.
Also featuring storyteller Geraldine Vogel and story instructors Cyndi Freeman, Sandi Marx & Terri Galvin.
Stories Of New York - Seniors is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).
This project is also supported by JASA Warbasse Cares NORC, which receives funding from the NYC Department for the Aging(DFTA) and the New York State Office for Aging (SOFA)