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Dedicated Theatre Building Concept

Butler Gym may be transformed into a dedicated theatre building with 300 seats, design shop, storage and a lobby with a Doane art gallery. The concept also includes a black box theatre lab, classrooms and faculty offices. 

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overhead view of dedicated theatre concept

A concept of the view from above the new theatre building. 
 

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Main Plan Overview

A modified thrust stage will extend it beyond the proscenium to create a greater connection between the performers and the audience, while preserving a full backstage area. A full fly system at the back of the stage will raise and lower scenery as well as space for dressing rooms, scene shop, costume shop and storage.

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THEATRE INTERIOR

This interior view of the new theatre space, which includes a modified thrust stage and banked seating for 300 that ensures clear sight lines.

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LOBBY INTERIOR

The concept for the theatre lobby includes a reception area for special events or small lectures or discussions connected to performances.

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