The YOLO Boomers are a dynamic group of active seniors who came together through the North Center Senior Center. Prior to this program, the group worked together in several other programs offered at the center, including a memoir and poetry writing group called GeNarrations, a weekly improv group, and a group called Radio Players, which performs pre-existing and original radio scripts. The groups regularly perform at various Chicago venues, including the senior center, schools, and local book stores. The GeNarrations program also performs at the Goodman Theatre three times a year. The fourteen members of YOLO Boomers are retired teachers, nurses, engineers, musicians, grant writers, and a few theater people, among others. They regularly create memoir material about family origins, challenges of disease, death, or divorce; as well as funny bits, and their stories are about the joys and heartbreak of living and working in Chicago neighborhoods. They have the unique perspective of decades of experience living in Chicago and are excited and eager to share that perspective through the Chicago Voices program.
Previously at Lyric: Stories and Songs of Chicago (2017|18)
Last updated: September 10, 2017
Photo: Michael Brosilow