Target plays focus on two main areas: Health and Safety, and Quality of Life
Health and Safety
AUDIENCES for these plays include health care professionals, caregivers, and students.
VENUES include health care facilities, universities, schools and colleges, conferences, professional development workshops, and in-service training programs.
Can You Hear the Birds?
Written by local playwright Kai Taddei and proudly supported by local hearing loss organizations, this play focusing on issues relating to and the lives of those living with hearing loss. Using verbatim accounts from patients and professionals alike, this play draws on hours of research material and interviews to create a play filled with moments heartbreaking and joyful alike, as well as presenting coping mechanisms and issues important to those living with this often invisible disability. It is designed to make you listen, and get you talking.
I’m Still Here
By Vrenia Ivonoffski with Gail Mitchell & Christine Jonas-Simpson. A research-based drama on living with dementia, weaves several real-life stories together to present a moving and ultimately hopeful look at dementia. The play increases understanding and diminishes the fears and stigma that often surround this subject
Quality of Life
AUDIENCES for these plays include seniors’ groups, church groups, the general public, and service organizations.
VENUES include seniors’ residences, club events, church halls, and seniors’ centres.
Age on Wheels
Target takes to the stage to explore the ins and outs of safe driving for seniors. Go “on the road” with your favourite cast of elderly adventurers.
By Jo Cannon. A farcical situation develops when city hall officials play “pass the buck” with an elderly and determined citizen. Don’t try this at your city hall!
Post-Its (Notes on a Marriage)
By Winnie Holzman and Paul Dooley. Post-Its traces a couple’s relationship through courtship and marriage. This cleverly written play brings to life the memories of an ordinary couple with ups and downs to which we can all relate. Humorous and fast paced, anyone who has experienced love and loss will identify with the play.
By Susan Wilkey and Judith McDowell. Concerns related to staying safe are humorously brought to life by The Target Gang in this 40’s style radio show with songs, music, a soap opera, the comedy of Dot and Dotty and, of course, the melodies of the Target Singers.