Venue Data & Specs <venue tech images page> <venue photos page>AUDIENCE
Stageworks audiences enjoy cushioned "movie house" seating in its 99 seat audience. The seats are arranged in eight rows of about 12 seats in each row — some more, some less. The rows are staggered and on 7-inch risers. All seats have excellent visibility of the stage.STAGE
DECK: The stage deck is a raised sprung wood square platform measuring 24-ft on a side. The downstage edge is 3-inches off the architectural floor. The upstage edge is 12-inches off the floor resulting in a 2-degree rake.
V-BEAMS: Throughout the entire building, including the audience and stage, there are 5-inch wide vertical I-beams. These are weight bearing and unmovable. Measuring on centers, the beams are 19-feet apart left to right, and 13-feet apart down to up. Most of the audience seating sits between two sets of beams. The stage deck also mostly exists between two sets of beams.
PROSCENIUM: A proscenium style stage with a 4-foot apron extending down in front of the proscenium. The distance from the downstage edge up to the first set of vertical beams is 8-feet. The distance from either the left or right edge to the nearest beam is 2.5-feet. The downstage edge is 4-feet from the first row in the audience.
WINGS: Two 8-foot wings exist left and two 8-foot wings exist right with permanent legs. Hard flats are often used to extend the legs onto the deck without harm to the playing area. Additional hard flat legs are sometimes added left and right for effect. There is a permanent ramp in the upstage right wing which is closest to the dressing rooms and green room providing fast access to the stage.
CIELING: The slope of the flat roof above the stage results in a 3-inch decrease in height from the deck to the cieling at stage right. There is approximately 10-feet from center stage up to the light rig. A little more stage right, a little less stage left. Due to the rake of the deck and the slope of the roof, the available height above stage varies depending on where you are on the deck. The relatively low cieling height can be improved with "perched" lighting.BACKSTAGE
DRESSING ROOMS: There are two 10 x 12 dressing rooms backstage, a 12 x 12 green room and a unisex actor's bathroom.TECHNICAL
BOOTH: The booth is behind the back row of the audience and is accessed from back of house. A wired headset intercom provides communication to backstage. The projector is controlled from a computer in the booth.
LIGHTING: Lights are controlled by a computerized light board in the booth. Eighteen dedicated 20 amp circuits power nine Leprecaun portable dimmer "6-packs" which are run from an NSI Melange Pro light board. There are 54 channels available. Each dimmer has two "halfs" so that each half can provide 2,400 watts to its three outlets (800 each or a combination).
34 Fresnels (500w)
20 Ellipsoidals 6x9 axial (575w)
3 Ellipsoidals 6x12 radial (575w)
5 Mini-elipsoidals axial (575w)
6 Inky's (300w)
6 Source four jr. zoom, 50 degrees (500w)
2each 12-unit strip lights (300w floods)
2 Runt halogen units (500w)
2 Scoops (500w)
1 Follow spot (500w)
1 Rear screen projector (Sharp XG-P25X, 4,000 lumens)
Lighting challenges: Ceiling height is limited. If units are yoked up ~90 degrees, there is just under 10ft clearance. With the stage's 2-degree rake and the roof's 2-degree slope, this can vary several inches depending on location and set elements. We have several light poles available for side lighting as needed.
SOUND: Sound is controlled by a sound board in the booth. An eight channel Mackie sound mixer runs through a 500 watt amp for house speakers which are permanently installed in the proscenium walls. A separate 400 watt amp is dedicated to a subwoofer under the audience. A sound crossover handles the signal split between the house speakers and the subwoofer. Microphones are available, but the house is "live" and mics are normally not used.