Jim Eagon: So if you’ve been in the old gallery this is a little different than that alright. There’s windows. This is the appearance of the ceiling as you will see it. It will go right up to the roof deck below us here. The steel grid that you see laid out will provide for tracks for movable panels. These panels will come out of a little garage right in the corner there. About a 4 x 12 foot panel on which you can mount your work. So using about 20 panels on this grid system will provide I forget the thousand square… lineal feet of display surface in this space.
Jim Eagon: So an open lobby from one entrance to the other. So easy access that way. Stairs to go up right here. There’s another set of stairs around the corner to access the second floor if you’re part of the public. These columns will be wrapped in some structure but open inside this lobby space and then this is the entrance into the theatre space.
Jim Eagon: About 361 seats; 280 on the floor, 80 upstairs. So this is a space, just guessing, maybe a tad smaller than the existing theatre house. It may be even the stage. The floor beneath us will be a wood floor almost sprung floor. The space will not be set with any permanent furnishings it’s all moveable so that the space can be configured for any purpose. It could be a classroom, theatre in the round… whatever you call it Arthur. You know, stage at one end seats behind you. There will be a light grid from which the lighting would hang. The control booth is up at the top here that’s the wide horizontal opening. The light grid actually comes below that.
Jim Eagon: If you’ve ever worked in our scenery shop space and you look at this you’ll see an appreciable difference both in terms of height and the volume of space. The existing space might be from the painted area to the back wall. This really gives space to work, to store stuff, to move things around. It’s a really nice space. You see the overhead door here. There’s a rolling door behind Jeff here to get big stuff in and out and out onto the stage. A little office behind us, a paint room there, tool crib, mezzanine storage. So this is a place that you can load the big stuff in and out to the facility and then do your workspace inside. Scene shop.
Jim Eagon: I do know that our existing house-in stage fit into this stage area here. You know that this has a lot more fly space and a lot more wing space than we have in our existing multipurpose room. Here’s the house orchestra pit below. These two openings on the sides are called box booms. Arthur, there you are. That’s a place for you to hang some of your lighting equipment for stage illumination. The block on the walls is called a burnished block. It’s a different sort of thing that you see at the top what you might expect to see for concrete. So we’re looking out at the house here, intimate house right? Great, great acoustics. This stage is a wooden stage, I gotta wrap up here. Wooden stage the wood extends all the way out into the house. Alright, that’s a wrap. Thanks for coming.