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Curtain’s up on new Entertainment Technology Center

January 27, 2012

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The Department of Theatre’s Entertainment Technology Center ever so quietly relocated to its new facility during winter break and held its first class in the West Palm facility this interterm.

Students in Introduction to Theatre Technology were able to enjoy a lot more elbow room, says Professor Don Guy, who put students through their paces learning the basics of rigging, set building, lighting and other stagecraft techniques in the course. The warehouse-turned-technology-center is ideal for both instruction and hands-on projects, he says.

“These spaces are zoned for industry so they’re perfect for this kind of work,” he said.

In addition to shop facilities, the center houses an updated costuming and sewing facility, rehearsal room and computer drafting classroom. The new facility is also ample enough to simultaneously accommodate both regular classroom projects and special costuming and set-building projects related to major productions, including American Celebration.

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