Black Box Theater
Description: The Black Box theatre is a flexible space to hold performances that require theatrical lighting and sound. It also has a fixed projector and screen for showing films. 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 AY 13-14 is Damon Mclean. The Assistant Manager is Adaure Nwaba. Together they support the general operations of the theatre, monitor equipment and provide assistance to groups using the theatre. They also provide training on the film projection equipment.
Theatre Services, through Production Supervisor, Chris Gorzelnik provides primary support for the theatrical lighting and sound.
All scheduling of the theatre is done through the college office via the online room reservation form.
Food and drink in the Black Box theatre is allowed.
Location: Basement level of Wilcox floor.
Access: The control room for theatrical lighting and sound is locked. Keys can be checked out from the college office after training which is provided through Theatre Services. The main theatre area is unlocked, making it available to all students when not reserved.
The Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students requires training for all students who wish to work on any technical phases of a theatrical 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.
Information and dates for training can be found at the ODUS website, www.princeton.edu/odus.