By Marcie Telander, Flora Quinlan, and Karol Verson.
Acting Up! records the experiences of a touring improvisational theatre troupe made up of actors 65 and older. Using humor and outspoken honesty, Acting Up! offers techniques, exercises and sketches aimed at helping older people draw on their own life stories as they learn to express themselves, create and perform. The authors write: "If you care about quality communication between people, if you are willing to take a risk in order to create, if you are willing to be open, flexible, vulnerable and experimental, you can successfully lead an Acting Up! drama group..." "Acting Up! provides a poignant vehicle for shattering the myths of ageism. It is a must for all theatre professionals working with senior adults," writes Victoria Tait Coffman, Eastern Montana State College Gerontology Center. 6"x9"—186 pp.