“Aging Creatively” Dancing With The POCA With Guest Sandra Gay
The aging process moves us from the infants and precocious juveniles through to the great responsibilities of adulthood, from establishing a career, building a home and a family. The kids grow up and leave the roost, and now retirement looms. Successful retirement, then what? The activities and interactions decrease, the pace slows to occasional visits from from the kids and grandkids. Then what? What is next? Creativity is a powerful means for aging gracefully.
Sandra Gay is an educator, poet and black historian who has had a lifelong love affair with the theatre. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Sandra received her teaching degree from Fordham University majoring in Elementary Education and Theatre with a minor in Art History. Through her life, she has taught workshops and classes in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oakland, California, Roosevelt New York, Lagos, Nigeria and also Indianapolis, Indiana where she resides. She is the founder of one of Indianapolis longest running black theatre companies, Actors Ink.
As a Covid-19 survivor, Sandra has taken her theatre company in a new direction with a renewed sense of purpose focused on what she playfully calls “POCA”, or People of a Certain Age. In collaboration with Witherspoon Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis, she has dedicated her efforts to use theatre and dance to engage seniors creatively by stimulating their imaginations and sharpening the mind, dancing to the rhythm of music for the body, providing the ultimate healing and renewal by inspiring and uplifting of the spirit.
~ More About Bill Myers Inspires ~
Emmy Award-winning actor Bill Myers is an accomplished actor, jazz musician, filmmaker, writer, educator, and speaker. As a bi-racial man who is both black and white, Bill leverages his background, talents, and voice through creativity, compassion, and connection as activism for social justice to focus on uniting the divide and compelling change.
In a civic leadership capacity, he has served as President of the African American Jazz Caucus in NYC, member of the Indianapolis Cultural Development Committee, and served as President of the Indianapolis Downtown Optimist Club. In addition to his Emmy Award, Bill has received many awards and notable commissions for his work including being commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art to create an original work for Dr. Martin Luther King Day entitled “The Music, Martin & Me.”
Bill Myers seeks to encourage, enlighten, and empower others through the power of entertainment to affect social justice.
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