Facilities

We have three main performance spaces here in the Division of Theater:  The Baker Theater (proscenium), the Forum Theater (3/4 thrust), and the Virginia Hahne Theater (black box).  We also have three primary rehearsal/classroom spaces:  K203, K306, and K308.  Here are the particulars of these theaters and rehearsal spaces:

Elizabeth Evans Baker Theater (Kantner Hall): Performance Space, Classroom.

(4259 sq. ft.) This Main Stage Proscenium theater space seats 267. It is equipped with a double purchase counterweight system with 33 line sets, 2 single pipe line sets acting as SR and SL Tab lines, and I full stage curved cyclorama pipe system. It has a trap center stage. There is a large control booth with stations for Lighting, Sound, Stage Management, Projections, and some storage. There are 3 cove lighting positions above a cloud ceiling, and 2 slots in the proscenium. Side “Tab” lighting positions have been added to approximate box boom positions in a traditional theater. There is access to the dressing rooms via stairwells off backstage.

  • Lighting and Sound Equipment Upgrade 2014
  • New classroom media system 2013
  • Truss battens converted to single pipe 2012 to reduce weight on system.
  • New Cove 1 lighting position installed 2012. Welded schedule 40 pipe. Major safety and functionality improvement.
  • Seating refurbished in 2011
  • Painted and re-carpeted in 2011
  • New work lighting installed 2011
  • Fire Curtain and system serviced in 2010
  • Electrical Raceway installed for AP lighting position in 2009
  • First Aid Kits improved and maintained since 2009

Lighting and Electrics:

  • Strand Supervisor installed rack with 176 – 2.4K dimmers and 8 – 6K dimmers with distributed circuits
  • Console assigned from common stock
  • 40 ETC S4 26* ellipsoidal units
  • 63 ETC S4 36* ellipsoidal units
  • 12 ETC S4 50* ellipsoidal units
  • 18 ETC S4 Parnel
  • 63 Altman 6 x 12 360Q ellipsoidal units
  • 57 Altman 6 x 9 360Q ellipsoidal units
  • 63 Altman 6 x 12 360Q ellipsoidal units
  • 24 Altman 4.5 x 6.5 360Q ellipsoidal units
  • 50 PAR – 64

Sound:

  • Behringer X32 Producer Digital Console
  • 16 x 8 snake + distributed mic, speaker, and com circuits
  • Mac Mini running QLab 3 full version
  • 6 MCM 8” 2-way speakers (rep install)
  • 4 Crown xti1000 amplifiers (rep Install)
  • 1 Crown xti2000 amplifier (rep Install)
  • Subs and practical speakers out of common stock

Projection:

  • From common stock

Stage Automation:

  • From common stock

The Forum Theater: Performance Space, Classroom.

(4272 sq. ft.) The Forum is the second main stage theater space for the Division of Theater, completed in 1971. The Forum Theater has 250 permanent seats configured in a ¾ round thrust arrangement. Additional seating can also be added to accommodate in the round staging. The stage is modular in construction providing a good bit of versatility in staging options. The theater has one centrally positioned vomitorium that leads to US Left. There is limited onstage rigging from a 14 single batten, single purchase counterweight system, that was renovated in 1996. At the time of the renovation, the asbestos fire curtain was abated and a deluge sprinkler system was installed throughout the stage and auditorium. The Forum has a large control booth with positions for lighting, sound, and stage management. Video projections and automation stations are added as needed.

  • Lighting and sound equipment upgrade 2014*
  • Greatly improved work lighting 2013
  • Sound booth reconfigured 2013
  • Cameras installed 2012
  • Lobby lighting control moved to Box Office
  • Hang positions welded and safety policies updated 2010*
  • Access door to Grid installed and safety policies updated 2010*
  • Flooding issues greatly improved 2010*

*Indicates a major improvement in safety

Lighting and Electrics:

  • Strand Supervisor installed rack with 174 2.4K dimmers and 6 6K dimmers with distributed circuits
  • Console assigned from common stock
  • 40 ETC S4 26* ellipsoidal units
  • 64 ETC S4 36* ellipsoidal units
  • 12 ETC S4 50* ellipsoidal units
  • 18 ETC S4 Par
  • 47 Altman 6 x 12 360QX ellipsoidal units
  • 91 Altman 6 x 9 360QX ellipsoidal units
  • 12 Altman 4.5 x 6.5 360QX ellipsoidal units
  • 50 PAR – 64 units

Sound:

  • Behringer X32 Producer Digital Console
  • 16 x 8 snake + distributed mic, speaker, and com circuits
  • Mac Mini running QLab 3 full version
  • 6 MCM 8” 2-way speakers (rep install)
  • 4 Samson Servo SA200 amplifiers (rep Install)
  • 1 Crown xti2000 amplifier (rep Install)
  • 2 Mackie 4 x 10” sub cabinets
  • Additional subs and practical speakers out of common stock

Projection:

  • From common stock

Stage Automation:

  • From common stock

The Hahne Theater: Performance Space, Classroom.

(1501 sq. ft.) This is a 50-seat theater and technical classroom. It hosts Lighting and Sound classes, productions, and the Playwright’s weekly “Midnight Madness” performances, as well as Lab Series productions and special productions. There is a control center at the top of the seating risers with positions for lighting, stage management, sound, and video. The Virginia Hahne Theater had an “upper level” uni-strut structure added to two of the room’s perimeter walls during the renovation of Kantner. This permits flexibility in staging and slight modification of seating configurations.

  • Lighting and Sound Equipment Upgrade 2014
  • Audio System upgraded to 6.1 Surround. 18” 800 Watt Sub installed 2013
  • Control Booth installed 2011
  • Bleachers reinforced 2011
  • Storage pipes added 2012
  • Chairs replaced in 2012. (In addition 60 chairs were purchased for onstage use in various spaces.)
  • Props Storage cabinet added 2010
  • First Aid Kits improved and maintained since 2009

Lighting and Electrics:

Installed rep plot/system (can be modified for production or class usage)

  • Strand Supervisor dimming rack w/ 48 2.4K dimmers and distributed circuits
  • ETC Element 60 500 channel console
  • 15 ETC S4 50* ellipsoidal units
  • 12 Altman 6 x 12 360Q ellipsoidal units
  • 30 Altman 6 x 9 360Q ellipsoidal units
  • 16 Altman 4.5 x 6.5 360Q ellipsoidal units
  • 10 Altman 6” Fresnels

A/V: Installed Base System (can be added to for production or class usage)

  • Presonus 16.4.2 Digital Console
  • 16 x 8 snake
  • Mac Mini running QLab 3 full version
  • 1 surround sound system
    • 3 QSC Stereo Amplifiers Driving 6 MCM 8” 2-way speakers
    • 1 QSC Amplifier running bridged mono to the 18” 800 Watt subwoofer
  • Epson Powerlite 1830 3500 lumen projector
  • Pull-down screen for classes

Stage Automation:

  • From common stock

Kantner 203: Classroom, Rehearsal, and Performance Space

(1480 sq. ft.) Used as classroom studios, for acting, movement, voice, etc. In addition, they function as rehearsal spaces for mainstage and/or lab productions. There is an overhead lighting grid and a 24 channel dimming system. This space has a sprung finished dance floor to provide maximum safety from foot/leg injury to performers. The space has a storage closet for props and furniture.

  • Painted and cosmetic work done during summer 2012
  • Sound Dampening work done during summer 2012
  • First Aid Kits improved and maintained since 2009

Kantner 308: Classroom, Rehearsal, and Performance Space

(1169 sq. ft.) Used as classroom studios, for acting, movement, voice, etc. Second in line to 203, which has larger floor space, 308 is a primary rehearsal space for mainstage and/or lab productions. There is an overhead lighting grid and a 48 channel dimming system. This space has a sprung finished dance floor to provide maximum safety from foot/leg injury to performers. The space has a storage closet.

  • Frequency of use for performance has been reduced mostly because it is so heavily scheduled as a classroom that production is difficult.
  • New media system 2014. Large LED monitor, BluRay/DVD/CD playback, powerful sound system. Contained in a large industrial cart.
  • First Aid Kits improved and maintained since 2009

Kantner 306: Classroom, Rehearsal Space

(1201 sq. ft.) Used primarily as movement classroom and occasionally for acting, voice, and overflow rehearsal space for mainstage and/or lab productions. This space has a sprung finished dance floor to provide maximum safety from foot/leg injury to performers. There is an overhead lighting grid and a 24 channel dimming system. Because we attempt to keep the floor in excellent shape for movement classes, use as a performance space has been discontinued in recent years.

  • Media system installed 2014, large screen monitor, Apple TV instant wireless video playback for movement, stage combat. Powerful sound system for movement, BluRay/DVD/CD playback, and auxiliary in.
  • First Aid Kits improved and maintained since 2009

Common Electrics stock shared between spaces:

  • 16 Chroma Q Color Force 12 LED Fixtures and accessories
  • 4 channel Clear Com communications system w/ master and 2 base stations
  • 4 DMX optical isolators
  • ETC Ion w/ Fader Wing & 2 Ilo touchscreen monitors
  • ETC Element 60 500 channel console
  • 2 Apple IPad Remotes for lighting and sound consoles
  • ETC Obsession ll w/ redundant brain
  • ETC Expression 3
  • ETC Express 250
  • 2 ETC Revolution Moving Fixtures
  • 3 ETC S4 Zoom Fixtures
  • 3 ETX S4 w/ DMX Iris and Apollo Smart Moves
  • 6 ETC S4 19* ellipsoidal units
  • 9 ETC S4 50* ellipsoidal units
  • 9 ETC S4 70* barrels
  • 8 ETC S4 50* Barrels
  • 3 ETC Smart Move DMX Accessories
  • 2 ETC Selador Vivid R LED Lighting Fixtures
  • 6 Acclaim 4.5” Fresnel
  • 12 Altman 6 x 16 360QX ellipsoidal units
  • 2 Altman 5K Fresnel Fixtures
  • 2 Altman 12” Fresnel
  • 7 Altman 10” Fresnel
  • 16 Altman 8” Fresnel
  • 20 Altman 6” Fresnel
  • 5 Altman MR-16 Mini Strip Borderlight
  • 12 Wybron CXI Color Scrollers
  • 3 Wybron PSU
  • 1 SCM64 DMX Par 64 Xenon Strobe
  • Le Maitre Hazer
  • Martin Smoke Machine
  • 3 Rosco I-Cues
  • 2 Gam Twin Spins
  • 2 Film Effects
  • 6 6” ½ Top Hats
  • 27 6” Full Top Hats
  • 46 7 ½ ” Top Hats
  • 26 ½ “ Par Top Hats
  • 10 10” Top Hats
  • 8 7 ½ “ Barn Doors
  • 31 S4A Template Holders
  • 33 S4B Template Holders
  • tools, test equipment, expendable supplies
  • Genie Lift

Common Audio/Visual Stock shared between spaces:

  • 4 Mackie 4 x 10” + Horn flyable mains cabs
  • 4 JBL 15” 2 way mains cabs
  • 4 JBL 12” 2 way mains cabs
  • 2 JBL JRX flyable mains cabs
  • 1 Yamaha 15” 2 way monitor cab
  • Numerous bookshelf and practical speakers
  • 1 DBX Drive Rack DSP processer
  • 2 EV Stereo EQ’s
  • 3 DBX 166XL Stereo Compressors
  • 2 Presonus Fire-Pod FP 10 ADDA
  • QLab 3 Show Control Software, Mac Mini OS10.8, 8GB’s RAM
  • Intel i3 Quad Core Windows 7, Isadora software
  • Media Server, Isadora and MAX MSP Software
  • 40’ W X 20’ H grey RP screen
  • (2) 10’ X10’ grey RP screens
  • Christie 5000 lumen projector with 3 lenses
  • Additional projectors supplied by Create__Space (Formerly known as @Lab)
  • tools, test equipment, expendable supplies

Scenic Elements and Automation:

  • Stock of platforms, flats, and stairs
  • Stock of casters, rigging equipment, and scenic accessories
  • Creative Conners Pushstick Kit
  • Creative Conners Revolver Machine
  • Stagehand FX Kit
  • 2 – ½ Ton CM Loadstar Hoist Kits
  • Motor Control Power, Control, and Cable Kit
  • 8 – 12” x 10’ Sticks of Truss
  • 4 – 2 way corner blocks
  • Rigging Accessory Package