Theatre Arts Complex
The Theatre Arts Complex houses the Main Stage theater, the Studio Stage theater, the Scene Shop, costume facilities, dressing rooms, classrooms, and departmental offices. It incorporates the latest theatre technology to provide the best learning experience possible for theatre students.
A classic proscenium style theater, this venue features stadium seating for 258 patrons, providing excellent views of the stage from any seat in the house. It also contains multiple projectors for Projection Design students to work with, as well as a great inventory of moving lights and LED fixtures for the more advanced Lighting students. For students interested in sound it is equipped with a digital mixing console, audio over network capability and an extensive current wireless mic system.
This flexible black-box theater is usually found configured for a thrust stage, with the audience on three sides. Performances here are intimate and impactful, bringing the audience very close to the action. Events in this venue can host up to 100 audience members. This stage is also home to the Lighting, Projection, and Sound classes, and contains LED lighting fixtures, moving lights, projectors, and a digital sound console for classroom use, so that students are provided with a well-rounded technical theatre background.
The Theatre Department hosts a small but well-stocked costume shop. The shop is fully equipped with sewing machines, sergers, gravity-fed irons, work/cutting table, and dress forms in a wide variety of sizes. Students working in the costume shop will have the opportunity to work alongside talented instructors and Costume Designers.
The shop is the hub of the department when it comes to building shows and loading them into the two theater spaces. It is well equipped with a wide variety of tools for wood and metalworking, as well as prop building. This room is where students will help build shows when they are enrolled in TA18, or learn the basics of stagecraft and painting in classes like TA20 or TA21.
Cast members and students in the Makeup class will find the dressing rooms full of well-lit vanity mirrors, sinks, and restrooms for learning the art of stage make-up and for applying stage makeup to ready themselves for performances.