Facilities and resources: Productions are staged in two on-campus locations: PONCHO Concert Hall in Kerry Hall, and the Ned and Kayla Skinner Theater in the Raisbeck Performance Hall adjacent to the Main Campus Center. The Skinner Theater is a flexible performance space with state of the art distributed dimmers (186 channels), ETC ION lighting console, and computer based sound playback using a digital mixer and high end Meyer powered speakers. Dance department main stage productions and some Theater productions are presented at the Broadway Performance Hall, a nearby professional theater.
A 5,000 sq. ft. scene shop equipped for metal, woodworking and painting in scenery and property construction is located within easy walking distance of the main campus and the residence halls. Our spacious Costume Shop (over 2000 sq. ft.) features open design with many windows letting in natural light, an industrial dye vat and multiple washers and dryers in our wet-room, and highly organized and easily accessible storage of our costume stock.
Student Stage Managers have a dedicated office on the 4th floor of the MCC. Also in MCC, a small computer lab dedicated to Performance Production students includes a 36” plotter and a photo-quality color printer, CAD and digital audio editing software, and internet access. In the Raisbeck Performance Hall, Performance Production maintains lighting and sound maintenance stations and an additional CAD computer. Also in Raisbeck Hall, in the Skinner Theater booth, two sound design stations are available, including a 40 input 26 output digital mixer, a 24 input analog mixer, two computer based digital audio workstations (Macs, running both OSX and Windows 7), and quality playback speakers (this equipment is also used for playback during productions in the space).
In the MCC, the department maintains limited digital video editing equipment, and access to the larger video studios of the Art Department can be arranged. Also in MCC, students enjoy working with our LIGHTBOX, a unique fiber-optic scale model lighting lab, allowing scenic and lighting design students to easily visualize realistic lighting on scenic models in a classroom situation (without needing a ladder!)