Bonnie Vorenberg, M.S.

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President, ArtsAge's Senior Theatre Resource Center
Portland
Oregon
Speaker & Consultant

Bonnie Vorenberg (B.A., M.S. Theatre) is a nationally recognized expert and pioneer in Senior Theatre who has done groundbreaking work as a teacher, director, speaker, and author.  Bonnie’s presentations and consultations are inspirational, fun, and filled with practical information. Her goal is to help older adults explore their creativity so they can live more fulfilled lives.  

Bonnie’s work has been featured in Time Magazine, Cnn.com, Modern Maturity, and she has worked with NBC, VH-1, The Onion, and many other media sources.  Bonnie served as the National Enrichment Director for Hillhaven Corporation with facilities in ten states.  Bonnie founded and directed Arts for the Elders, an arts academy for seniors and a professional performing company which received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and others.

Bonnie’s extensive writing includes the award-winning Senior Theatre Connections: The First Directory of Senior Theatre Performing Groups, Professionals, and Resources.  She edited the first anthology of new Senior Theatre scripts, New Plays for Mature Actors, and wrote the handbook, Enriching an Older Person’s Life Through Senior Theatre.  Bonnie wrote Simple and Useful Activities in Adult Care Homes, which is used by the State of Oregon.  She has written numerous articles on the Senior Theatre and is a nationally syndicated columnist.

Bonnie is a founding member and serves on the Council for Senior Theatre USA and a Past Chair/Conference Planner for the Senior Theatre Focus Group for the Association of Theatre in Higher Education.

Bonnie’s enthusiastic and passionate speaking abilities have brought her acclaim from audiences around the nation.  Known for practical and creative ideas, she has inspired attendees at meetings of the: MN Creative Aging Network; American Association of Community Theatre, National Council on Aging, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, National Park and Recreation Association

Expertise: 
Artist
Arts Management Service Provider
Author
Community Artistry and Development
Healing Arts
Program and Project Development
Educator
Keynote Speaker
Professional Teaching Artist
Aging Services Provider