by Shira Zeltzer

Roots and Branches Theater: Aging Women (and Men) Refuse To Disappear

Roots and Branches Theater, creatively combining the talents of Manhattan’s elderly community with that of NYU undergraduates from Tisch School of the Arts, gives old people back their voices. Based since 1985 at the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged, the inter-generational theater has performed for thousands of senior citizens throughout New York. Every spring, the core ensemble of 11 elderly women and men (eight women; three men) and three to five interning students, produce original scripts which challenge age and gender stereotypes.

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