Seniors' Acting Lab
ORIGINAL. RELEVANT. ACCESSIBLE.
We are a recognized group of all senior storytellers whose theatrical productions reflect, educate and challenge the status quo on seniors’ issues.
The Seniors Acting Lab wishes to create original theatre by telling relevant stories that reflect our seniors’ community and their current issues. With the support of community-based senior organizations throughout Calgary, we are able to perform in spaces that are easily accessible to seniors and conducive to the exploration of those issues during our post-show chats.
Louise Day - President and Producer
Louise started her acting career in Penticton by playing minor roles in The Tempest and pantomime in Jack in the Beanstalk. Here in Calgary, she was the originator and acting coordinator of, and trained in the FLC Acting Club since 2016. As an actor, Louise has performed as Kathleen in Ladies at Lunch; herself in See Me, and as Sarah Beth in More Than a Number. Producing credits include Ladies at Lunch and See Me at Engineered Air Theatre and All the Comforts of Home and More Than a Number at Lunchbox Theatre. She was thrilled to be both acting and producing during the tour of More Than A Number in 2019/20 and can't wait to launch their latest film, Signage, which she acted as playwright. When she isn’t immersed in Theatre, Louise loves to spend time cycling, gardening and fooling around with her grandkids.
Tom Carver - Business Advisor
After retiring, Tom has been performing and assisting with the business activities with several seniors’ theatre groups in Calgary including the Seniors’ Acting Lab. Among the many theatre courses offered through the FLC Acting Club he has studied Acting, Playwriting, Directing, Set Design, Voice, Improv and his favourite, Shakespeare. After his 40 years in the private sector Theatre Arts provides Tom the opportunity for personal expression as well as becoming a member of a diverse artistic community of seniors with similar interests. When not rehearsing, performing, attending theatre classes, managing budgets or playwriting, Tom enjoys studying history, travelling (when allowed) and outdoor activities especially his Zen moments alpine skiing.
Faye Brown - Artistic Advisor
Faye’s interest in acting began when she became a children’s entertainer in 2000. She later developed her dramatic and playwriting skills at the FLC Acting Club where she was also the Membership Coordinator. Acting roles include Ladies at Lunch and All the Comforts of Home. Faye co-wrote and acted in See Me and More Than a Number. Plays written by Faye are I’d Be Somebody and Lady in Waiting. After retiring from teaching in 2007, Faye‘s interest in music led to learning to play the fiddle.