Reminiscence Theatre celebrates the memories of older people. Our goal is to find the 17 year old in our seniors through reminiscence workshops and improvisation sessions in nursing homes and schools. These dementia inclusive workshops form the basis of inter-generational theatre suitable for young and old audiences.
Making Hay Reminiscence Theatre Company Ireland is a collaboration between young and old through the medium of sensory sessions using touch, taste, smell, sound and sight memories.
To celebrate the start of Positive Ageing Week, the launch of Making Hay takes place at 7pm on Monday 25th September 2017 in the Oak Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street.Opening address by Lord Mayor Mícheál Mac Donncha.
Reminiscence sessions are recorded to accurately capture the words and experiences of seniors to create reminiscence theatre from these stories using professional actors. "I have personal experiential evidence from my own mother (who died of Alzheimer’s disease) with her mood improvement following weekly involvement with The Forget-Me-Nots dementia-inclusive choir which I was instrumental in setting up in 2014".www.forgetmenots.ie
‘We Were All Young Once’ is the first Making Hay co-creation – this collaborative work by Karen Meenan will have its world premiere in Axis Ballymun on Tuesday 7th November 2pm and 8pm.All profits from this show will be donated to The Forget-Me-Nots Organisation - Irish Charity No 20144661.To book tickets call Axis 01 883 2100 or online www.axisballymun.ie