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Cynthia Schwell- Variety Show: Highlighting Life Stories, Character Skits, & Audience Interaction

Cynthia hopes you’ll invite her to present her one woman show “Family Stories & Other Guests”, featuring plenty of audience interaction, storytelling, various characters, & special requests. You’ll enjoy her humorous human interest style! She is a professional actress with many years of experience, performing live theatre in Boston and locally.   Also, she has been a teacher for 30 years, and currently teaches acting at colleges and schools in the Portland area.  She has a degree in theater & psychology, which offers greater empathy & skill in reaching her audience.  In addition to entertainment, this show is designed to evoke audiences’ own memories, share their stories with each other, inspire & create more trust, interest & community thereafter. 

This show has an adaptation very beneficial for Memory Care residents. It involves more sensory stimulation, movement, audience interaction, spontaneity, evocative stories & characters.




Service Fee: Inquire for details.

Service Areas: OR- Multnomah County, Clackamas County


Service Types: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Adult Foster Home, Skilled Nursing/Rehab, Hospital, Senior Center, Private Parties/Locations.


Availability: Weekdays, Weekends, Daytime, Evenings, Request on Short Notice, Request in Advance.



Contact Name: Cynthia L. Schwell

Phone: 503-661-3945

E-mail: actschwell@gmail.com

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Music/Video Samples: Coming soon!



“Cynthia – We really enjoyed your “story telling” and performance here at Hearthstone of Beaverton. The changing of hats, the different voices, the revived memories were all well received. We look forward to having you back!” Nancy B., Activities Director, Hearthstone in Beaverton

“Cynthia connected very well with the residents to which they responded happily. Everyone was settled in the audience & at attention to an hour long show. It was wonderful” Grace G., Activity Director, Memory Care at Farmington Square

“It was amazing how comfortable, confident & appropriate, Cynthia was in interacting with our residents. They were highly responsive & expressive. This show really meets the needs of the memory care wing.” Brooke D., Activity Director, Russellville Memory Care

“We enjoyed your performance so very much & look forward to having you return!” Laurie M. and Residents, Courtyard at Mt. Tabor

“I think it was a conversation starter for several residents” Peggy W., The Heights at Columbia Knoll

“This show really helped to bring our stories to life.  I feel it will support the residents to break out of their shell & share more with each other daily.  We would love for Cynthia to come perform for us more often & continue to bring her positive message.”  Shirley D., Resident & Hollie M., Activities Director, Menlo Park Health Care






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