Black Box Theater
Description: The Black Box theatre is a flexible space that serves as the home for the Black Box dance Club (see "Clubs and Initiatives"), as well as a venue to present plays or any programming requiring auditorium seating. It holds 49 auditorium seats on raised risers with the option to add 30 folding chairs for an overall seating capacity of 79. Seating cannot be placed left of the stage because it will block the fire exit. Two columns frame a tile floor 20 foot wide by 20 foot deep, The entire area in front of the seating including the carpeted area is 42 foot wide by 20 foot deep area. Total occupancy is 125.
There is a separate booth for audio playback and theatrical lighting control. The Black Box Dance Club uses DJ lights that flicker while traditional performances use the standard theatrical lighting. A backstage area provides a space to store scenery and a dressing room. To meet fire regulations, a spinkler system has been added.
The Black Box Theatre Manager for AY12-13 is David Lennington. He supports the general operations, maintains the equipment and provides assistance to groups using the theatre primarily when the college office is closed.
Food and drink in the Black Box theatre is allowed.
Note: there is no fixed projector / screen for showing movies.
Location: Basement level of Wilcox floor.
Access: This room is locked. Keys can be checked out from the college office.
The Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students now requires student organization production crew members and management staff to attend a series of technical theater training workshops. Information on this new policy and dates for training can be found at the ODUS website, www.princeton.edu/odus. This training is mandatory for all students who wish to work on any technical phases of a production, regardless of previous experience. Each student need only attend one three-hour workshop to be considered fully trained for the remainder of his or her time at Princeton.