Black Box Renovation Diversifies Options for Drama
The Black Box Theater renovation will occur during the summer of 2019. The Black Box Theater is a limited-seating, intimate stage theater utilized by La Salle Drama.
"There are as many coats of paint on its walls as there are memories so it is exciting to see that the space is being reinvigorated to better showcase the talents of our students," says La Salle Drama alumni and current Board of Limited Jurisdiction Member Larry Lampe '05. "La Salle Drama and the Fine Arts are hallmarks of the La Salle student experience so I am excited to see the school investing in their growth and success."
La Salle worked with SHP Leading Design and Harvey Marshall Berling Associates to provide a multi-functional state of the art experience for the La Salle Black Box Theater. Renovations inside the Black Box Theater include upgraded seating, flexible stage arrangements, improved technology, acoustics and lighting. Outside the Black Box Theater, renovations will include an improved entrance area, highlighting our fine arts programs.
"The renovations will improve the quality of the spectator experience along with providing a venue to properly represent the quality productions from La Salle Drama," says Principal Aaron Marshall. "The improvements to the Black Box Theater entry area as well as the space itself showcase our continued financial commitment to the arts and their role in a quality student experience. We have been working collaboratively with La Salle Drama through this entire process. The Black Box Renovation Committee included students and adult volunteers involved in La Salle Drama. Their feedback has been vital to the renovation process."
"I think it will offer both the performers and the audience a new and exciting way to enjoy the wonderful productions of La Salle Drama," says Joe Kroger '19, one student that participated on the Black Box renovation committee. "I feel that as a drama program, we have an opportunity to use the space in ways we used to never think possible. These renovation plans open up so many possibilities that we were never able to showcase properly in our current space."
Grand reopening is slated for this fall in concert with La Salle Drama's first main stage production of the 2019-20 school year. Please check La Salle Drama's website for updated information on the renovation process and announcements on 2019-20 production schedule at www.LaSalleHS.net/Drama.
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