The Penelope Project: An Arts-Based Odyssey to Change Elder Care

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University of Iowa Press
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6.0 X 0.8 X 9.0 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author
Founder and president of TimeSlips Creative Storytelling, Inc., Anne Basting is professor of theatre at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and coordinator of the Creative Trust. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Maureen Toweywas creative director for Arcade Fire on its Grammy award-winning album The Suburbs and directed tours for Ray LaMontagne, Esperanza Spalding, and tUnE-yArDs. She lives in New York City. A resident of Milwaukee and Mexico City, Ellie Rose runs the nonprofit GeroStart Inc.
"Committed to the best practices of humane long-term care, of socially committed, artistic, collectively devised performance, and the benefits of narrative to represent the marginalized, the stories, strategies, and testimonies shared in this magnificent book inspire theatre-makers, students, audiences, and populations of aging people and caretakers to harness theatre's transformative power."--Jill Dolan, Princeton University

"The Penelope Project is an immensely illuminating story of the impact of community based arts on the transformation of a long-term care institution's systems and culture. This book offers detailed description of what it takes to make cross-sector work work inside a highly regulated setting. The Penelope Project's greatest contribution may be in sharing the rigorous assessment of the project's effects. The book is a lively, engaging, and poignant recounting told through the hearts, minds, and senses of the project's large 'cast' of artists, Luther Manor leaders and residents, students, and visitors."--Pam Korza, Americans for the Arts