Elim Park Place Residents Get into the Act

The Elim Park Players led by Nelson Hall Production Coordinator Tim Gadomski back row (l) take a moment to get into character.

Over the last 18 months, Elim Park TV (EPTV) has taken off bringing much appreciated entertainment, news and connection to our whole community. While the Nelson Hall staff’s skills and talents have elevated EPTV, our residents have joined in with their own innovative ideas for programming and ways to expand the cultural life at Elim Park Place.

The Elim Park Players (EPP) Theatre Club is a wonderful example of how we are branching out with new ways for our talented community to express their creativity. Tim Gadomski, Nelson Hall Production Coordinator and producer of Curtain’s Up, a monthly show on Elim Park TV, describes the Club this way: “EPP members meet twice a month to read aloud a short play together on Curtain’s Up, take trips to see plays at other local theaters, and inspire each other to expand our dramatic ambitions.

Residents Sarah Uylaky (l) and Sally D’Amato (r) enjoy a weather forecast from fellow resident Sandra Blake during a broadcast of News You Can Use.

Residents Sarah Uylaky and Sally D’Amato agree. Both women are members of EPP and also star in Curtain’s Up, segment called “News You Can Use”— a kind of Saturday Night Live type news skit that showcases the two friends’ comedic talents. Comments Sarah, “We start by going around the community and finding things we can do a funny take on. Sally and I love to laugh and so we enjoy putting ourselves out there and making people smile.”

Sally remarks, “Sarah has a theater background, but I don’t. But I was curious about performing and I started going to the Elim Park Players readings and now I’m hooked. Sarah and I write and perform our own material and I’m amazed how much I love it. Elim Park is the perfect place to discover things you never knew about yourself!” out there and making people smile.”