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Sharon 1st Mar 2019 Actor
I am an actor, trained by Burt Reynolds at the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film and Theatre. He was my coach and mentor for 6 years prior to his passing. He mentioned a few times that he would like to see us (a scene partner and me) do something for nursing homes in our area. We are trying to get together a program that would start with a few minutes of engaging our Assisted Living audience, a short play, followed by a few minutes of music if a piano is available, along with singing, clapping, even dancing if they would like. What I am looking for is a short 5-10 minute activity that would engage and involve our audience upon arriving. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Solange 1st Mar 2019 Diversional Therapist
Hi, Sharon, it sounds very promising! I would say a quiz or a Sing-along would get the audience in the mood. You could also have cards glued or taped under chairs( Unkown to the audience) with a cheerful message and two or three token prizes (whatever you can afford). That would get everybody to focus on you when you announce; 'What is in the message under your chair?' Hope it helps.
Sharon 2nd Mar 2019 Actor
Thank you, Solange. Those all sound like good ideas and I will give them some serious thought!

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