City seniors to be treated to a special screening of comedy-drama by Cumbernauld Theater Trust
The brand new venue will open in September on the Cumbernauld Academy campus, but soon a new production of the comedy-drama âDoorways in Drumortyâ will be âdigitally sharedâ with older people, many of whom were the original residents of Cumbernauld and now live. in retirement homes or attend groups of retirees.
It has secured funding from the Scottish Government’s Empowering Communities program for this purpose and is supported by Cumbernauld Action Care For the Elderly – or CACE.
Eoin McKenzie, Cumbernauld Theater Community Engagement Manager, said: âAt the Cumbernauld Theater Trust, we believe that participating in the arts can be essential in developing a sense of community and improving the mental health of children. people, especially after a year of forced isolation.
“We want to provide a high quality creative experience for our senior population in Cumbernauld, as we recognize that they have lived without many essential relationships with friends and family over the past year.” The Doorways in Drumorty digital project offers us an opportunity to bring a playful theatrical experience to our viewers in their own environment, and the opportunity to join the creative team after the show in a virtual social space to discuss their experience. .
Doorways in Drumorty will be available free online from Monday June 7 through Monday June 14 through the Cumbernauld Theater Trust.
On Monday June 14 at 2:30 p.m. there will also be an online chat with the creative team about the process of making the show as well as a chance to further discuss the stories and characters in the work.
To request a link, please contact Eoin McKenzie, Community Engagement Manager by email [emailÂ protected]
More information on the opening of the hall which will offer additional amenities such as a cafÃ©, dance studios and a long-awaited cinema for the city will appear in a future edition.