Intergenerational Theatre Company
SilverKite's national award winning Intergenerational Theatre Company creates and performs original life-story based theatre productions which tour to senior living communities, schools, libraries, and community centers in the Puget Sound area of Washington state.
Our Intergenerational Theatre Company has performed and toured 9 productions since 2015. Over 10,000 people from babies - centenarians have seen our productions.
The development of our theatre productions starts with selecting a group of actors from the community. We hold open, public auditions for each production. Intergenerational Theatre Company actors are chosen for their ability to tell stories and authentically engage with the audience not only as actors, but as people. Each actor in our productions is in a different decade of life and is representative of different ethnic backgrounds.
After the actors are chosen, they share their personal stories inspired by a theme (which is also the title of the production) during the rehearsal process. The cast selects and stages some of these stories to include in the performance. The stories are then staged and pieced together.
We hope to see you at an upcoming performance! Interested in having our company of actors tour to your community? Contact us for more information.
Touring October & November 2023
Explore the various pathways we navigate as we find ourselves, embrace our neighbors, and build our homes and communities with the original intergenerational theater production, ‘Sidewalks’. During this 45 minute performance an intergenerational cast of 3 (ages 26-60) will share personal stories, songs, and scenes related to the theme. There will be a talk back with the audience afterwards.
CAST & CREW
Mckenzie Wilson (she/they) is an artist from North Carolina who focuses on innovative, inspiring, interesting projects that connect hearts and embrace fun. She enjoys exploring and uplifting local communities, cultures, and creativities through storytelling. They have produced works in North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, and Washington finding that every art project is an adventure and every collaboration is an opportunity to build community -- and it is always magical. Mckenzie received a BA in Dramatic Art and Communications, Performance Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018.
Beginning their love for theatre at a young age, Juli has always followed the dream of stories. She has been in a variety of opportunities in the past few years since graduating into Covid, and hopes to continue. They are excited to be part of this piece, and to face the thrilling challenge of devising.
You might have seen Elizabeth in The Half Life of Marie Curie at Second Story Repertory, having fun in the Kenmore Quickies or at The Phoenix in Edmonds. Perhaps you saw her costumes in Revolutionary Women, Mamma Mia! or She Kills Monsters. Acting or costuming she is always having a creative adventure.
This is her first show with SilverKite and she is thrilled to join this talented company to stroll “Sidewalks” with you.
AD & Sound Designer
Max Sarkowsky (he/him) — Max is a designer, musician and collaborative art-maker based in Seattle, exploring the boundaries between design disciplines for live performance. Max creates unique soundscapes, music, and visuals for a variety of projects including plays, podcasts, installations, dance, and film. His freelance work with regional companies in Seattle and Colorado includes; ArtsWest, Sound Theatre Company, The UMO Ensemble, Acrobatic Conundrum, eSe Teatro, Vashon Repertory Theatre, Tales of the Alchemysts Theatre, and others, as well as Colorado College in Colorado Springs. Max is thrilled to be working with SilverKite again this year, and with this amazing intergenerational cast. www.maxsarkowsky.com
Rachel Rene (she/her) is a Seattle-based performer, director, and stage manager who began her theater journey over 35 years ago. Using a passion for music and dance encouraged by her Mom and the tools gathered while obtaining a BA in theater arts from Western Washington University, Rachel Rene strives to bring joy and understanding to audiences around the Puget Sound region using the art of storytelling. Besides performing with ITC’s Sidewalks, she is also a teaching artist and Operations Manager for SilverKite Community Arts and is a performer and educator with Living Voices. Music, dance, and acting are powerful tools for storytelling, and we look forward to sharing our stories with you!