Students engage residents of "Tower One" in discussion of themes from Thorton Wilder's play Our Town

As a part of the ongoing collaboration between Long Wharf Theater and LDFDS, students were invited to participate in an intergenerational discussion with residents of Tower One, an assisted living community in New Haven. The residents of the home were given writing prompts, which the students helped them to complete, that linked the themes of the play Our Town to memories in their lives. After writing, the residents and students joined together for a discussion of the residents’ responses. They discovered many commonalities, including the importance of family and how everyday routines become meaningful when done with the ones we love. The residents of Tower One and the staff at Long Wharf Theater were thrilled to be able to share this experience with the students, and look forward to discussions in the future!