Mary C. DeFeudis Performance Studio
Comprising of two adjoining studios (1A & 1B), separated by a removable wall, the Mary C. DeFeudis Performance Studio offers our largest space, comparable to The Hanover Theatre’s mainstage. A sprung hardwood floor, ballet barres and mirrors are standard in all of our studios, but this space can also be used as a small black box theater. Studio 1B features theatrical lighting and sound, allowing it to be used as a mini stage while Studio 1A can seat a small audience of 75. In addition to classes, this sizeable studio will be utilized to offer on-site master classes with visiting productions. Rehearsals for the theatre’s Youth Summer Programs and annual production of A Christmas Carol will be held in this studio each summer and winter.
Studio 2 features a sprung hardwood floor, mirrors and ballet barres, making the space ideal for acting, movement and dance classes.
The Tech Lab will provide the ideal space for students studying the fundamentals of theatrical lighting. It features a small truss system, an array of state-of-the-art lighting equipment, a small cyclorama and a black scrim. The space will also include drafting tables and supplies to teach students the basics of lighting and scenic design.
Equipped with sewing machines, craft tables and dress forms, the Costume Lab will be used for classes in sewing, costume design and prop construction.
Three sound-proof practice rooms equipped with keyboards will provide students with the opportunity to receive private vocal lessons.
The resource room will be a space primarily for staff, but will include a library of scripts for students to use in preparation for auditions or scene studies.
Housing the theatre’s supply of costumes, this sizeable closet provides an organized array of costumes for a variety of shows and time periods. This new space will allow the theatre to begin renting its inventory to local area groups and productions.