Thursday, June 25th or Friday, June 26th
1pm – 2:30pm PST

BACKSTAGE PASS is a virtual on-line extravaganza of research, puppetry, dialogue, music, discussion, sculpture and so much more.  Experience a new way to view aging and dementia.

In September 2017, The Imagination Network brought together a team of people to research and create a theatrical production that explored the lived experience of dementia through the ideas, creativity and ingenuity of those living it.  The planned premiere was set for July 2020 at Good Samaritan Canada Christenson Village, a 140 person care home in Gibsons BC.  After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, production plans were halted. Dauntless and determined, the group forged on. Pivoting like the rest of society to on-line platforms, a new plan emerged:  BACKSTAGE PASS.

The Imagination Network

The Imagination Network was founded on the belief that—no matter our age—we can continue to contribute to our community.  As we adapt to the conditions of aging, to cognitive, social or physical challenges, our communities need to adapt with us.  The Imagination Network amplifies the voices of older citizens through cultural creation, public engagement, academic research and civic discourse to foster meaningful connections across sectors and transform how our society responds to aging, older age and dementia.

The Imagination Network is a partnership between Deer Crossing The Art Farm, Douglas Collage, and Good Samaritan Christenson Village.

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Special thanks to our sponsors and funders whose ongoing contributions have made this project possible.

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