Norristown’s Theatre Horizon Keeps Audiences Engaged and Artists Employed During Coronavirus Crisis

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Norristown’s Theatre Horizon is keeping audiences engaged and artists employed during the current crisis with online lessons and behind the scenes sessions. Image via 6abc

Norristown’s Theatre Horizon is keeping audiences engaged and artists employed while its doors are closed with online lessons and behind the scenes sessions, writes Alicia Vitarelli for 6abc.

“Even though we can’t all gather under the same roof it felt really important to still give people access to the arts,” said Nell Bang-Jensen, Theatre Horizon artistic director. “We wanted to give people ways to heal, to build empathy and to see what we can do for each other. It’s a time we need it more than ever.”

The aim is to bring families together in a way that is both fun and creative. And the theater is also making sure to provide something for theater lovers of all ages.

There is a kids yoga class held by a teaching artist, a tutorial in stage makeup presented by an actress, and even a musical theater dance class, among many other offerings.

“It’s a way to keep artists employed during these difficult times and also to serve our audiences,” said Bang-Jensen.

The Horizon at Home is available for free on YouTube.

Read more about Theatre Horizon at 6abc by clicking here.

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