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February 19, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
by Kathryn Shaw
Ever wonder what it would be like to be alive and kicking at 105? In her new comedy, SUPER SENIORS, Kathryn Shaw takes you to the Fairfield Residence to meet three women over the age of 105 who have differing responses to their extraordinarily long lives. Based on experience with her own ancient family members, the writer brings insight and humour to the conundrum of extreme old age.
Featuring Danda Humphreys, Sally Williams, Marilyn Browning, Corina Akeson and Michael Gurney
Kathryn Shaw is the relatively recently retired Artistic Director of Studio 58, the Professional Theatre Training Program at Langara College, a position she held from 1985 to December 2020. In her retirement, she has taken up writing. Her new play SUPER SENIORS was read at Presentation House in April 2022. She is also working on a solo show.
Kathryn has also reactivated her acting career appearing in “The Thursday Night Bridge Circle” by Ray Kennedy, directed by Sarah Rodgers for United Players in September 2022.
For over 40 years, Ms. Shaw directed for theatre companies across Canada and taught acting for professional and community groups in British Columbia, Winnipeg and Halifax. She has also been a guest instructor at the National Theatre School. Ms. Shaw’s most recent directorial work includes FOURPLAY at Studio 58 and RICHARD III for Bard on the Beach. Kathryn received the Canadian Actors Equity Life Membership award in 2016 and In 2010 she received the Career Achievement Award from the Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance. In 2005, Kathryn was elected into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame. She is a recipient of the 1996 SAM PAYNE AWARD given by UBCP/ACTRA in recognition of “humanity, integrity and the encouragement of new talent.” She has served as the Festival Adjudicator for Theatre BC’s Mainstage 1991, 2004 and 2014 as well as adjudicating regional festivals, most recently the 2022 Fraser Valley Zone Festival.