Blog | News | Posted on March 24, 2020 at 5:30 pm by program manager
During this time of unprecedented upheaval in our daily lives, Hopewell Theater still strives to provide you, our patrons, with cultural and artistic nourishment.
Peruse the list below for an article on mindfulness that The Art of Living Well lovers will enjoy, a tour-from-home by the Allman Betts Band and home sessions by Yo-Yo Ma’s Silkroad Ensemble composers, daily and weekly live-streams by the Metropolitan Opera, New York Live Arts, and the 24 Hour Plays, plus film streaming services, animal cams, art galleries, academic resources, and more.
Hopewell Theater is now closed according to state mandates and will remain so in compliance with state directives until they are lifted. We hope you and your family remain safe and well at this time. We value each of our patrons and look forward to the day we can come together again. In the meantime, we are with you in spirit. Our box office is open to assist you over the phone only Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and all fees are waived at this time.
Remember, be well, wash your hands, get rest, and stay tuned! We’re in this together!
How Mindfulness Can Help with the Covid-19 Panic
Missing your weekly installment of The Art of Living Well? Read this Mindful.org article about how the ability to listen to and break down your mental chatter can help you navigate the stress caused by the pandemic.
Allman Betts Band “We Are Still All Together” Home Tour
BMG Records recording artist Devon Allman of the Allman Betts Band is going to go “on tour” from his house! Allman will change themes from show to show to keep it unique. “One night will be cover songs, one night originals, one night Q&A live, one night special guests, one night request hour, etc” said Allman.
Yo-Yo Ma’s Silkroad Home Sessions
The Silkroad Ensemble comes together to develop a virtual concert mini-series in response to the pandemic in which Silkroad composers share short, musical performances live on Facebook and Instagram. You can also see previous recordings.
Nightly Streams by the Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera is offering free, encore Live in HD presentations for their “Nightly Met Opera Streams.”
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, a Family-Friendly Virtual Musical
Children’s book author and artist Mo Willems brings another lovable character to life in this exciting, online family musical.
New York Live Arts is streaming, posting three full length performances on a weekly basis.
Joe’s Pub, a program of The Public Theater in NYC, offers free live-streamed and archival performances of its nightly live music and performances.
The 24 Hour Plays’ “Viral Monologues”
The 24 Hour Plays, a group that brings actors, writers, directors, and composers together to produce new work in a single day, released new “Viral Monologues” videos.
CyberTank is an e-home for emerging artists, and a weekly, remote, multidisciplinary, variety arts gathering open to all.
Those who appreciate classic film will love the Criterion Channel, which offers a 14 day free trial and includes films and documentaries like the original Godzilla, Night of the Living Dead, Gimme Shelter, Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush, Guillermo del Toro’s Cronos, and the works of Agnès Varda, “Mother of the French New Wave.”
Fans of horror, thriller, and suspense films should check out Shudder, which offers a 7 day free trial and includes films like Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Deep Red, Train to Busan, Audition, and Shudder exclusives.
If you like Canadian film, or want to check it out, peruse the National Film Board of Canada’s selection of film, documentary, and animation. It also features online workshops.
Lovers of design and film-making will want to check out the virtually presented films and festivals of Northwest Film Forum, an independent film and arts center in Seattle.
Sometimes it’s nice to just watch animals being animals. Check out this list of animal cams of exhibits in the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the wildlife of Transylvania and Romania, Katmai National Park in Alaska, the Djuma Private Game Reserve in Africa, and African watering holes.
National Gallery of Art Virtual Resources
The National Gallery of Art’s website lets you scroll through highlights from the permanent collection, watch lectures, and download the NGAkids Art Zone app for interactive activities with your children.
JSTOR Open Access Academic Materials
The online academic resource JSTOR has opened up much of its database – including ebooks, journals, and more – to the public amid widespread closure of universities across the world.