Shepherd University Studio Theater
Technical Specification Brief
Sara Cree Hall
PO Box 3210
301 N. King Street
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Direct Phone Line: 304-876-5127 (Local Outgoing/Incoming Only, With Voicemail)
Contact: Patrick H. Wallace, Production Manager- 304-876-5447 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Studio Theatre is a black box and/or ¾ Thrust space. It is a modified basketball court that can seat up between 130 and 150 people depending upon selection of floor seating layouts. Studio Theatre is a lab/industrial theatre type space and, as such, most room structure and architecture is exposed. While this can be covered for a specific show need, it is assumed that the guts of the room will always be visible. A large lobby is attached to the theatre and will able to hold up to 50 people at a time in case of bad weather. Two restrooms are just off the lobby. Box Office counter for ticket operations is a rolling counter in this area.
Overall Room Dimensions are 58-0 Long by 35-0 Wide
Seating banks are arranged in a Center Bank, a House Right Bank, and a House Left Bank. Seating capacity is divided into ½ in center section (65) and ¼ each in Right and Left (33 Each)
Acting Area is 32across by 27 Deep
Wing space, Right and Left is 12 by 12. Stage Right allows access Tool Room, secure bathrooms, and lobby. Stage Left allows access to Booth, Main dressing Rooms, Green Room, and Props Areas.
Floor is ¼ Masonite painted Semi-Gloss Black over a 5/4 T&G Oak.
There is a 7 high by 3 wide cross-under that runs under each seating bank for actor/crew access.
Load In and Accessibility
Access from Lobby is gained through a double door (7H x 5W: no center bar) in the center of the short wall opposite the booth. Entrance to the Lobby can be gained via a 13 step staircase from the road in front of the building. Handicap access is via a hallway and grade level double door (with removable center) located behind the building.
This theatre does not have a traditional dock. There are two single doors (7x3) in the front of the building that provide direct access to the space. Both doors have a 4 Lip in front of them.
Lobby: 40x40. Brick walls, large glass façade to street. Stone tile floor. Mens and Womens restrooms are located directly off this lobby. Water Fountain is also located in this area. Ethernet jack and rolling ticket counter are available.
Props Kitchen: 12 x 8. Located in the Upstage end of the lower booth, it contains a large Fridge, Storage Lockers, Water cooler, and space for Props table. Main Circuit breaker panels for the space are located here in addition to the steps for the upper booth. Access to Stage Left is via a doorway with blackout curtain.
Dressing rooms (2): 14 x 9. Capable of seating 4-5 persons, these rooms have overhead lighting, makeup counters and mirrors, 6 of hanging racks, storage shelving and a full length mirror. Each dressing room has a heavy black fabric panel over the door opening for privacy.
Props Storage: 12 x 4. Allows access to Vom between Center and House Right seating bank. Shelving for props storage and first aid kit are located in this area.
Sound Booth: Triangle 9 per side. Located in the top row of seating House Left Corner, all sound control is located here. Due to its location in house, all noise if noticeable to the audience. Also contains the access to the FOH lighting catwalk
Green Room: 12 x 20 Located in the Upstage end of the upper booth, it contains Fridge, microwave, coffee area, small sitting area, and door to control booth. While closed off from audience view, noise will carry to audience. Also located in this area are the dimmer racks for the lighting system and wardrobe support
Control Booth: 12 x 20. Control stations Electrics and Stage Manager.
Electrics has two banks of shelving for lamp and misc. storage.
Stage manager area contains:
9 Infrared Camera Monitor of Playing area
Show Monitor Audio Feed
Intercom (phone style) to Box Office
Master Station Headset control and Paging Capabilities
Land Line Phone (local outgoing/incoming calls)
Dimming: 96 Channel Capability @ 2.4K Watts each
Lee Colortran ENR Rack
(Channels 94-96 used for House Lights)
Control: ETC Express 48/96 Board
(600 Scene Computer control, Full manual on 48 sliders, 12 subs)
All Circuits controlled by ETC Board are 20 amp 2P&G Plugs located in 6-Circuit Fanouts in various locations on the Grid
220 volt, 60 Amp, 3 Phase, 4 wire Disconnect
220 Volt, 60 Amp, Single Phase, 4 Wire Connect
60 Individual 20amp 120 Volt Quad Boxes
Grid: Dead Hung Grid at 15 off Stage Deck made of 1 ½ Sch 40 Black Pipe hung from ¼ Aircraft Cable roughly in 5 Square blocks. Units can be overhung easily. Grid can be point loaded for 250lbs. Between any two hanging cables, 650lbs of distributed load can be accommodated
Pipes can be added for additional positions via rotolocks as needed.
FOH Position: Catwalk (3 x 30) with two handrails (19 and 21-6 of Deck) for hanging positions. Catwalk in accessible by ladder from sound booth and can be used for followspots during show run.
Limited frames, barndoors, and tophats available. Please contact at least 6 weeks in advance if you have specific lighting requirements. Patterns and Color are the responsibility of the renting organization and will be returned via mail after the program ends. Color pulled from Shepherd College Theatre stock will be charged at a rate of $2.00 per unit cut.
See Attached (if applicable) Instrument/LX FX inventory for most up to date inventory.
Control: Dell P3 933hz running Sonic Forge 7.0 for Editing and SFX Pro for Playback. Hooked to Internet on dedicated T1 line.
Sound Card: Echo Layla 20 Bit (8 channel Stereo input/output)
Mackie 1604VLZ Board (4sub, 4 aux)
Twin CD, Cassette, Mini Disk Players for Source Mixing
Alesis Microverb and Midiverb FX Units
4 Channels of insertable Behringer 31band EQ/compressor/gate/limiter
All Standing Speakers managed by two DBX Driverack PA Units
Yamaha P3500 390W/8ohms Deck Outlets 1 & 2
Mackie 1400i 300W/8ohms JBL Control 5
QSC RMX 850 200W/8ohms Center SX 100 Cluster
QSC RMX 850 200W/8ohms Highs- Mains SX 500
QSC RMX 1450 280W/8ohms Lows- Mains SX 500
QSC RMX 2450 500W/8ohms Subwoofers
3 EV SX 100 Center Flown at center in mono cluster
4 EV SX 500 Mains 2 per side in 3 way Stereo
2 EAW LA 118 Subs 1 per side flown behind SX 500
2 JBL Control 5 Rear Surround Under each end of FOH Catwalk
Hardwired Clear Com Style Single Muff Headphone and Beltpacks- Located on SR and SL, LX, SX, and SM. More available with advanced notice
4 Wireless Telex TR 200, Single Muff or lightweight headsets
-SM has ability to page though House Sound System and/or Monitor System
2 Crown Choir mics monitor stage and feed a 70 volt distributed system in Tool room, Green Roon, Dressing Rooms, Props Kitchen, and Control Booth
12 Channel (XLR)/4 Return (TRS) snake between sound booth and center upstage wall
4 speaker jacks (Speakon NL4) between sound booth and center upstage wall
See Attached (if applicable) mic/speaker/backline inventory for most up to date inventory.
Rigging, Flying, Grid
Grid is dead hung. Structural I beams are available. Contact for location and loading information
There are no flys or counterweight systems in place. Flying FX usually involve winches or chain motors
12 15 by 5 black duvatyne legs
2 15 by 25 panels that can be used as a traveler
1 15 x 40 black scrim
1 15 x 40 Cyc (natural)
All curtain track in house is ADC Silent Steel 280 of various lengths and with many kinds of hardware, call for details.