“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players”

Doug has been active in Sage Age Theatre since 2012 as a performer and lately as program coordinator. Before joining Sage Age he had not done any theatre work since his university days many years ago. Being a travelling improv performer has been a delightful departure from the structured planning of his working career as a communications manager. “Acting up before audiences to create laughter and smiles has been an inspiring and liberating experience I have been thoroughly enjoying”.

Doug Hewitt-White

Doug Hewitt-White

Program Coordinator & Performer

Glenda has been having a blast with Sage Age for ten years! She loves discovering new characters, stretching her imagination, and plotting new uproarious skits. A past-president and ever energetic performer, Glenda has been ceaselessly promoting the rewards and stimulation of seniors’ improv. Glenda writes for the Humm (Arts, Entertainment & Ideas newsmag), volunteers at the Hub (Almonte community non-profit store), and enjoys dog agility in her spare time.

Glenda Jones

Glenda Jones

Treasurer & Performer

Dale Penstone

Dale Penstone

Performer

Just one improv practice two years ago, and Dale was on her way to having more fun than she could imagine! For her it’s just wonderful to make people laugh and also to play so many different roles. Particularly special for Dale was our nude calendar photo shoot and then our TV debut on Regional Contact! Dale feels she’s the lucky one —gaining so much from the seniors we entertain. She wants to encourage others to come and “play” too.  Improv is definitely the thing!

Jim Hugessen

Jim Hugessen

Performer

Jim is a retired judge who served almost 40 years on a number of Canadian Superior Courts. He is blind and was recently awarded the Order of Canada for, among other things, his work in promoting the cause of Canadians with disabilities. Jim enjoys a seriously wicked and insightful sense of humour. Sage Age is one of his foils within his scabbard.

Having joined Sage Age Theatre in 1995, Bob is our longest serving member. As a former teacher and union contract negotiator, Bob is accustomed to improvising. Apart from performing, the thing Bob enjoys the most is watching new members who have never before acted or even spoken before a large audience gain confidence in themselves. Bob says that he often got into trouble for saying the first thing that came to mind; now this negative trait has become a positive with Sage Age.

 

Bob Yaremko

Bob Yaremko

Bookings Coordinator, Performer

Betsy is our most senior Sage Ager. For several years now she has been delighting audiences and surprising her fellow performers with her spontaneous and mischievous one line zingers. Betsy finds performing a liberating experience. “I can be what I want, say what I want without censure! That’s why I like being a part of Sage Age”.

Betsy Sibbitt

Betsy Sibbitt

Performer

Chris Cavan

Chris Cavan

Performer

Years of teaching and raising two children did little to prepare Chris for the outrageous antics of Sage Age. “I can’t believe I’ve landed among this welcoming and hilarious group. I’m constantly stretched to keep up with these delightful, unpredictable comics. Who will say the next zany thing demanding a witty response? I’m back in a Grade 9 drama class and loving it!” New to Sage Age and Almonte, Chris is a great addition to our troupe. She’s having a ball!

Keith Buttrum

Keith Buttrum

Performer

Keith is a retired elementary school teacher and well known man about town. He still helps kids as a tutor and a volunteer in local schools. After years of spouting off in front of large groups, Sage Age Theatre seems like a natural fit. Working with a group of very creative seniors certainly is challenging and keeps you on your toes. We are never sure what will happen next — very much like teaching school.

 

Claire Sylvan

Claire Sylvan

Performer

Claire and her partner Bev moved to Almonte in the summer of 2015, to be closer to family, especially fast growing grandchildren.  That’s been a huge success. Next on list was friends and fun, and seeing a notice in the Humm, Claire investigated Sage Age.  She found just the right balance of brilliance and wackiness, and signed up. In her spare time Claire writes poetry, makes things with cloth and is practicing to be a weird old lady.