Abrons Arts Center continues to forge ahead in these challenging times and has announced a hybrid lineup for its Spring 2021 offerings. January through April events include online programming as well as creative, in-person happenings like the monthly ceremonial fires held outside in the amphitheater facilitated by Emily Johnson and Karyn Recollet, “centering Indigenous protocol and knowledge, with guest artists and activists engaging us through music, dance, poetry, and more.”
This spring Abrons will co-present a Lunar New Year Chinatown Calendar created by The W.O.W. Project and Welcome to Chinatown, featuring a 12-month photo calendar highlighting products from 18 Chinatown businesses that “evoke celebration of the new year and explore the deep meaning Manhattan’s Chinatown holds for so many in the Asian American community.”
The calendar will be available at participating businesses beginning on February 6 onsite and around Lower East Side
Abrons’ spring season also brings collaboration with playwright Sibyl Kempson and The Chocolate Factory brings an episodic radio play, THE SECURELY CONFERRED, VOUCHSAFED KEEPSAKES OF MAERY S., on January 25, followed by a series of experimental digital “theatrical miniseries,” which will be available in the Spring.
In a press release, Ali Rosa-Salas, Director of Programming, said, “The temporary closing of theaters and dearth of in-person performance made this past year even more difficult. Now, with 2021 in our sights, we are excited to safely resume our live, in-person programming, adding to the important dialogue around social justice, equity, and empowerment.”
See the full lineup here.