Program aims to bring hope through art activations for all ages
Speakeysie News Desk 4/5/2020
Aurora Theatre is home to the highest level of artistic excellence in the region, offering performing arts experiences and the sense of community. As the state transitions from gatherings to the practice of social distancing, the theatre has launched an interactive, digital series to provide access to art and showcase its talented artists. The activities are free and scheduled on various dates throughout April. Art will continue to serve a purpose under these unique circumstances, as Aurora Theatre continues to play a role in providing entertainment – from storytelling to games – in hopes that virtual audience members will find comfort and connect with “in the moment,” personal experiences. Each event will be posted on the website, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram at designated times.
Cody’s Crafting Corning
April 7, 14 and 21 at 7 p.m.
Calling all aspiring artists! Cody Russell – an alumnus of the prestigious Aurora Theatre Apprentice program, as well as an active props designer, set dresser, scenic designer and scenic artist – will lead an art project with materials and objects found around the home. This session is an opportunity to self-express through art, plus add new décor to an at-home work or living space!
April 9, 16 and 23 at 11 a.m.
Everyone loves a good story! Aurora Theatre staff members will read a beloved childhood tale for all to enjoy. Parents can gather their children for recounts of favorite books and share fond memories at home.
April 10, 17 and 24 at 2 p.m.
Teaching artists share some of their favorite theatre games! Unlike the traditional card or board game, theatre games get folks on their feet, keeping the mind and body active while also boosting joy and creativity.
While the performances and activities are free, voluntary contributions help keep Aurora strong during these uncertain times. Donations will be accepted here.
Folks are encouraged to follow along on Facebook and Instagram to engage with #ATSocialDistancingDiaries – a series highlighting uplifting quotes, performance videos and more that connect each other with moments of delight. For more information, visit auroratheatre.com.