An Arts Neighborhood
The Arts and Transit Project will create a new home for the Lewis Center for the Arts. Said President Shirley M. Tilghman, the center enables the University "not only to expand its programs in the creative and performing arts, but to establish itself as a global leader in the quality of its offerings and in their integration into a broader liberal arts education."
The neighborhood also will support academic programs in theater and dance and the Department of Music (which also will maintain its presence in the Woolworth Center) with new teaching, rehearsal and administrative spaces.
Performance venues will include a black box theater, an experimental media studio, a dance studio, a large music rehearsal room and a performance hall with a fly loft and orchestra pit.
Audiences already drawn to the area by the McCarter and Berlind theaters will find themselves on familiar yet expansive new ground. The arts will be much more apparent in the surroundings, from students on their way to classes, faculty leading sessions outdoors and patrons on their way to many different kinds of performances.