Excerpts from "Picture This", developed by The White Pines Senior Theater Inititiative, Spring 2016, Sidewater House
 Bright Invention performs at Sidewater House

Bright Invention performs at Sidewater House

At White Pines, we believe the transformational power of creativity is available to everyone, all the time. We are committed to presenting great, high quality shows; to teaching fun and meaningful classes to all ages; and to bringing our creativity into communities everywhere.

The Federation Housing Partnership

 Residents of Sidewater House enjoying Bright Invention

Residents of Sidewater House enjoying Bright Invention

"The Residents of Federation Housing have been so thrilled to have been a part of White Pines' Senior Theater Initiative. They found it to be very interactive and they enjoyed sharing their stories with each other. They would love to have the opportunity to do this again.  White Pines and their staff have been wonderful to work with and look forward to future opportunities to work together."

- Donna Boyer, Director of Community Services, Federation Housing, Inc. 

White Pines is partnering with Federation Housing, Inc. (FHI) to create an in-depth relationship with the residents of various FHI independent living sites. Building on a body of research which demonstrates that creativity improves the lives of seniors, our goal is to transform lives at FHI sites through dramatic arts participation.  Specifically, White Pines facilitates three-month theatrical residencies at FHI sites. Director of Senior Programs Jerry Perna creates a fun and invigorating theatrical program based on the memories and life experience of the residents participating. The residencies include a once per week workshop for 12 weeks, culminating in an intimate shared evening with the community and invited guests, and featuring artists from Bright Invention: The White Pines Ensemble. 

Are you interested in having White Pines run a residency at a senior living site? Would you like to support us with this work? Contact Founding Producer Benjamin Lloyd via email by clicking here, or by calling White Pines at 877-674-8338. White Pines: Dynamic Creativity, Growing Communities, Lasting Relationships


The Senior Theatre Initiative is made possible through the support of

The Philadelphia Foundation, Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial.

We are grateful for their continuing support of this program.