For a child, time is stretched, a year can seem like a decade, and so this pandemic must feel like an eternity. COVID restrictions have quashed the intimate, rough-and-tumble flurry of playful antics that define childhood. And I’m sure the discouragement—low-key cancellation—of Hallowe’en festivities has been a disheartening blow to many eager youngsters.
To help keep the spirit of Hallowe’en alive this this year, Theatre Direct facilitated an outlet for young creative energies in a set of workshops and activities that resulted in a Haunted Castle installation. Hallowe’en Hullabaloo was unveiled on Saturday, October 31st and ran from morning to night. Both the creation and experience of the installation were achieved with social distancing. Continue Reading