Senior citizens hold a lifetime of memories, and some area seniors will share their stories at a public presentation Saturday at 10 a.m., at the Independence Public Library.
The event will run less than an hour and is free and open to the public. The library is open for this special event only.
Those sharing their stories will have taken part in story telling workshops, sponsored by the William Inge Center for the Arts at Independence Community College. The Inge Center has partnered with the Penn Terrace residential community to offer this workshop to senior citizens, which is primarily funded through a grant from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission.
Guest artist Chuma Gault, an actor and director based in Los Angeles, has been leading the participants in several workshops. The story tellers are encouraged to draw on experiences from their lives that also hold life lessons, such as a learning moment or a time of trial that had a positive moral.
The stories can be from childhood, military service, marriage or other life events.
Gault has been a frequent visitor to Independence, performing with Inge Center playwright readings and the annual William Inge Theater Festival. In Los Angeles, he has won acting awards,including the LA Weekly Best Male Performance award, and the LA Dream Critics Circle Nomination of Best Male Performance.
Television appearances include the drama “Game of Silence” on NBC.
For further information, contact the Inge Center at 620-332-5492.
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