Neighborhood Watch

In March 2020, as the company made the difficult but necessary decision to suspend all its in-person programming for the time being, the company began the “Neighborhood Watch” Digital Arts Series. Built from conversations about how we could continue to provide meaningful and accessible cultural programming remotely, these free weekly events were held over Zoom every Wednesday from 6pm-8pm EST. This allowed all members of our global arts community to continue to engage with us and with one another during this difficult time.

April

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April 1st

Neighborhood Scene Study

Artists, comrades, and colleagues submitted scenes for 2 or 3 actors, up to 10 pages in length. These could be original or found, well known or obscure, classic or contemporary. Patrons could also sign up to be readers in the scenes, and were assigned roles by the WWTNS? team, or RSVP to be the audience for the performance.

To listen to the audio recording of this event, click here. ->

April 8th

Neighborhood Poetry Night

For this event, we asked our community to submit poetry, either original or canon, that has meaning to them. Our patrons could also sign up to be readers, or simply to watch and listen. For the second half of the event, the WWTNS? team provided writing prompts for participants to create their own free-write poems.

 

April 15th

Neighborhood Music Jam

This week, we encouraged folks, either professionals or passionate amateurs, to select a five-minute slot to perform either their original work or a cover of a beloved tune, or, again, to join as a brave and loving audience member. Get creative - could you do a Zoom duet, or even a trio? Can tupperwares become percussion!?

To listen to the audio recording of this event, click here. ->

April 22nd

The WWTNS? Happy Hour

Anyone who knows WWTNS? knows we love to party! We encouraged you to make a batch of your favorite cocktail, crack a beer or, for our sober folx, pop some lemon in a nice, cold seltzer and log on for a night of party games, conversations and, of course, storytelling.

 

April 29th

storytime: the digital edition

Despite the chaotic moment we are living in, the WWTNS? team is maintaining our monthly community event, “storytime,” remotely. We joined Kailey Prior in a night of storytelling and music.

 To listen to the audio recording of this event, click here. -> 

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May

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May 6th

Neighborhood Scene Study

Artists, comrades, and colleagues submitted scenes for 2 or 3 actors, up to 10 pages in length. These could be original or found, well known or obscure, classic or contemporary. Patrons could also sign up to be readers in the scenes, and were assigned roles by the WWTNS? team, or RSVP to be the audience for the performance.

May 13th

Neighborhood Poetry Night

For this event, we asked our community to submit poetry, either original or canon, that has meaning to them. Our patrons could also sign up to be readers, or simply to watch and listen. For the second half of the event, the WWTNS? team provided writing prompts for participants to create their own free-write poems.

To listen to the audio recording of this event, click here. ->

May 20th

Neighborhood Music Jam

This week, we encouraged folks, either professionals or passionate amateurs, to select a five-minute slot to perform either their original work or a cover of a beloved tune, or, again, to join as a brave and loving audience member. They could get creative - could they do a Zoom duet, or even a trio? Can tupperwares become percussion!?

To listen to the audio recording of this event, click here. ->

April 29th

storytime: the digital edition

This week we maintained our monthly community event, “storytime,” remotely. We joined the wonderful Tallie Gabriel for an evening of songs and stories with a theme of Lost Love.

To listen to the audio recording of this event, click here. ->

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