Billy Schultz

Billy Schultz
Brooklyn, NY
Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Acting, Dance/Movement, Improvisation, Storytelling, Media Arts
English, Spanish
Adult Day Care, After School Program, Assisted Living, College/University, Arts/Cultural Organizations, Community Center, Independent Living, Library, Nursing Home, Rehabilitation Center, Senior Center

 

In addition to being a proud member of the Lifetime Arts teaching roster, Billy facilitates workshops and writes curriculum for
The New Victory Theater, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and Brooklyn Academy of Music. 15 years into the work, he continues to find great meaning in this work. Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone is creative in their own way and can contribute to making any collaborative group performance a more interesting experience. The process of creating together gives us new ways to understand each other and is an enriching social glue that can breath new life and give new meaning to any group. 

The arts should be a part of all of our lives. We all have stories to tell and need to find new ways to connect. Creating performances that give us an opportunity to express ourselves, have our stories be told, our ideas become manifest, and connect to each other should be a part of the lives of every individual regardless of age. 

In addition to the social benefits, the physical and mental activity involved in theatrical performance and rehearsal have shown evidence of exercising memory recall and fending off physical ailments that often accompany aging.